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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: cmswink on May 05, 2016, 11:54 PM

Title: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 05, 2016, 11:54 PM
Please comment. Good or bad. This will be going into a training pot tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: bwaynef on May 06, 2016, 03:05 PM
Its hard to expect that result from where you started, ...but only because its hard to see very much of the starting material's "bones".  What you're left with has some interesting curves.  I'll be interested to follow this one's development.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 06, 2016, 03:53 PM
Thank you bwaynef. I will keep posted on this tree.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 06, 2016, 03:54 PM
Here in its training pot. Dragon Spring soil mix
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: Jay on May 06, 2016, 05:13 PM
Hi.... you are probably better at this than I...but.... I wonder if you are progressing to quickly for the tree's heath. After all that trimming, might it have been better to wait a year? Again you probably know best.....
J
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 06, 2016, 10:09 PM
Jay. I would not go so far as to say I am better. But I have had good responses from hard pruning juniper nursery stock in spring here in Northwestern Missouri. Especially this year as the nights are still dropping into the lower 40's and not getting much above 70 during the day still. I would not try this on pines or deciduous trees here though.
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: Jay on May 07, 2016, 06:04 AM
I'm glad to hear you have had good results with such drastic work. I will look forward to seeing this tree in future years....
Jay
Title: Re: Hollywood juniper from nursery stock
Post by: cmswink on May 08, 2016, 12:30 AM
I will keep you posted Jay