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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: plantmanky on May 05, 2011, 01:54 PM

Title: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: plantmanky on May 05, 2011, 01:54 PM
Just thought I'd post a picture of TIOGA after a winter pruning. I spent 3 weeks drastically reducing the foliage this past winter and now that spring had finally arrived it's beginning to bud back out and needing daily foliage pinching. I'm much happer with the reduced foliage.

What do you folks think?
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: Don Blackmond on May 05, 2011, 03:28 PM
I don't know what it looked like before, but it looks very nice now.  Good job.
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: MatsuBonsai on May 05, 2011, 04:06 PM
Here's what it looked like in 2009:

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-shows-competitions-and-displays/southeastern-regional-bonsai-show-july-25-26-2009/msg1801/#msg1801 (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-shows-competitions-and-displays/southeastern-regional-bonsai-show-july-25-26-2009/msg1801/#msg1801)


Looking good!  I like it with the reduced foliage.
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: bonsaiTom on May 05, 2011, 07:04 PM
Totally awesome.  I love it!    :)

How long have you worked (and reworked) this forest?
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: plantmanky on May 05, 2011, 07:28 PM
Totally awesome.  I love it!    :)

How long have you worked (and reworked) this forest?

Here is the history
started as cuttings in 2001
field grown untill 2007
trained as indifidual trees 2007/8
put together as a forest 11/2008
drastically reduced foliage 11/2010
now on to more yeas of training
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: bwaynef on May 05, 2011, 09:09 PM
Here it is @ the Carolina Bonsai Expo in 2009:
http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-shows-competitions-and-displays/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/ (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-shows-competitions-and-displays/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/)

(http://bonsaistudygroup.com/bonsai-shows-competitions-and-displays/carolina-bonsai-expo-2009/?action=dlattach;attach=3075;image)
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: MatsuBonsai on May 05, 2011, 10:30 PM
Wow, this forest really gets around. Any chance we'll see it in Louisville in June?
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: plantmanky on May 06, 2011, 01:03 PM
Wow, this forest really gets around. Any chance we'll see it in Louisville in June?

I can probably arrange to bring it up for the Louisville show for general display.  I don't' have the tokonoma for it anymore so a good sturdy table large enough to handle the 2x4 foot container and 250 lbs would be needed for it.  That is,  if the organizers of the show are intrested.

Randy
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: MatsuBonsai on May 06, 2011, 02:27 PM
Well, we've got Dave Bogan's big elm forest coming. You'll want to contact Earl Ekman, exhibit committe chair. The deadline has been extended, but it ends soon.
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: BONSAI_OUTLAW on May 06, 2011, 05:49 PM
That is one of those "ooooh and ahhhh" bonsai.  The kind of bonsai that even people that don't care about bonsai will walk over and look at. 
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: mcpesq817 on May 07, 2011, 11:32 AM
Wow, this is an incredible forest.  One of the nicest I've seen - thanks for sharing, and congratulations on your great work.
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: plantmanky on May 07, 2011, 01:27 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments gang. I'm happy with the current results knowing that with time the tree will only get better. One hopes that here in the US and other places, there will be follow-on care takers to really make a "fairytale forest" out of it.

Randy
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: Owen Reich on May 10, 2011, 09:45 PM
Randy, the reworked forest looks amazing.  I think it weighs more than 250 pounds as moved it for the Asheville show with you  ;).  I hope you get to show it as it has some serious presence.

Great work,
Owen Reich
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: plantmanky on May 11, 2011, 09:20 AM
Randy, the reworked forest looks amazing.  I think it weighs more than 250 pounds as moved it for the Asheville show with you  ;).  I hope you get to show it as it has some serious presence.

Great work,
Owen Reich

Thanks Owen,

It's great to hear from you bud! hope all is going well with your internship and your suck'n up all that knowledge over there. It seems that I'll be able  to show it at the upcoming ABS/BCI convention in Louisville but the details have yet to be worked out.  Now all I need is to find 5 strong young bucks to get it onto the display table - lol!!!!!

ta ta for now bud,
Randy
Title: Re: Juniper forest Reworked
Post by: Owen Reich on May 12, 2011, 02:50 AM
Yes, soaking it up here for sure.  It has been full-tilt here and spent my day off yesterday at the National Museum of Art and The East Asian Ceramics Museum.  The latter was mind-blowing with stoneware and pottery from China, Korea, and Japan.  Most from the1500's, 1200 - 1100's, and a few as old as 200 A.D. from China.  Sorry, no pictures were allowed.

Have a good one,
Owen