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october

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Juniper restyle
« on: July 01, 2014, 05:03 PM »
For the last few years, the bottom right half of this tree has continued to get weaker. After eliminating all possibilities, I believe it just came down to the tree doing what a lot of junipers do. Losing branches, especially bottom branches, for seemingly no reason. So rather than just looking at it year after year and the tree never being able to shown, I decided to do something about it. I tilted the tree towards the left and rotated it a bit counter clock wise. I then removed the 2 main branches on the right and the one on the left. Then rewired the whole tree. It is a shohin. Here is the before and after.

Rob



 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 06:12 AM »
Rob,
Good Solution. Tree looks nice. Good job.

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2014, 04:44 PM »
I like this angle much better. What are your thoughts on a pot?  Keep it's current or a change perhaps?
 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 12:04 AM »
Thanks JRob

Hi Matsu. I plan on a different pot next year. A rectangular, somewhat smooth corners pot. Perhaps a little lighter in color than than the one it is currently in.

Rob
 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 06:53 AM »
Rob,
Lovely work. Your detail work appears to be getting better and better! You have learned well and continue to develop your craft.

As for the pot, I personally like the general shape of the current pot, but not the size. Perhaps a lotus pot that is a bit shallower and lighter. The shape and general softness of this type of pot complements the tree well. Remember, Shohin is supposed to be a little fun and unorthodox, not just a shrinking of realky big trees in to smaller pots.

Realky like it.

John
 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 04:19 PM »
Rob,
Lovely work. Your detail work appears to be getting better and better! You have learned well and continue to develop your craft.

As for the pot, I personally like the general shape of the current pot, but not the size. Perhaps a lotus pot that is a bit shallower and lighter. The shape and general softness of this type of pot complements the tree well. Remember, Shohin is supposed to be a little fun and unorthodox, not just a shrinking of realky big trees in to smaller pots.

Realky like it.

John


Thank you very much John. I completely agree with you about the pot. However, the tree disagrees with both of us. lol The tree is in the absolute smallest pot it will probaby ever be able to be in. Also, now, with the new upright angle, it might make it more difficult finding a pot. We will see next year when the tree gets repotted. ;D
 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Seedling/cutting root grafts?
 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014, 06:01 PM »
Seedling/cutting root grafts?

I don't think it would be worth it. There is just a small stump underneath. Also, the tree has not been in the greatest health for the last couple of years. There is really not a lot to work with. This tree is only about 8 inches tall.

Rob
 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 02:31 AM »
Wow! your a brave man. I do really like the outcome, the angel and the shari, gives me some ideas.
 

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 09:36 AM »
it looks more open and balanced now. Great job!

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Re: Juniper restyle
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2014, 05:37 PM »
Thanks Don and Herman. Sometimes we just have to make do with what we have. It some cases, it might work out better In the long run.

Rob