Author Topic: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'  (Read 7580 times)

Jerry Norbury

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 321
  • Thanked: 1 times
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2009, 08:50 AM »
Tufa rock is a LOT easier.
 

ericrobinson

  • Legit New User
  • *
  • Posts: 34
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010, 07:02 PM »
Current condition of the tree.  The second pic is a virt with fuller foliage pads.  I may pot the tree on the rock next spring.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 07:21 PM by ericrobinson »
 

Don Blackmond

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 504
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2010, 09:36 AM »
it looks great.  nice work.
 

Mike Pollock

  • Jr. Forum Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Thanked: 1 times
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2010, 09:57 AM »
I really love these tall, stately trees. Can't wait to see it develop even more over time. Great stuff.
 

Jerry Norbury

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 321
  • Thanked: 1 times
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2010, 03:15 PM »
I agree - this is very nice. Stately.
 

ericrobinson

  • Legit New User
  • *
  • Posts: 34
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2011, 11:20 PM »
I repotted this Juniper onto the rock today. 

I didn't have to remove any live roots to get the tree into position!  I did remove a few dead roots and old growing media that had decayed into black goo. 

The first pic is the originally planned "front" of tree and rock.  However, after planting the tree onto the rock, I also like the "back" (second pic) as much if not better than the "front".  There is a better root flare on the "back" of the tree.
 

ericrobinson

  • Legit New User
  • *
  • Posts: 34
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2011, 11:21 PM »
These close-up pics show extra rocks (red arrows) I added to the top of the growing media which adds more of a natural feel to the composition as if the tree is actually growing on a mountain ledge.  (1st pic original front and 2nd pic is the back.)  I'm not sure yet whether I'll leave the added rocks to show the tree.  If I do leave the extra rocks I'll plant moss in the gaps.

 I also am pondering adding a few tiny perennial plants further out from the tree so the scene is not quite as stark. "Tiny" perennials with small foliage/flowers so that the proper scale is preserved.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 11:23 PM by ericrobinson »
 

ericrobinson

  • Legit New User
  • *
  • Posts: 34
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2012, 09:50 PM »
Finally ready for display at the 32nd Ohio Regional Bonsai Show at Dawes Arboretum!!

The top seems too thick in the 2D pic but just right when seen in person.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2012, 09:52 PM by ericrobinson »
 

Chrisl

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 897
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2012, 01:19 AM »
Really nice Eric!  I really like it.  And Good Luck in the show  ;D
 

ericrobinson

  • Legit New User
  • *
  • Posts: 34
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 06:27 PM »
I just found some pics of my repotting of this tree in Spring 2010.

This tree was nursery-grown in peat-based growing media so the media had decayed into a black organic goo. I rinsed the roots out so that this goo would not cause root rot when I potted it up into my porous bonsai media. This tree responded very well to this treatment. (not recommeded for pines by the pine experts but I've rinsed roots with a water jet for deciduous trees, Taxus, and Junipers with no ill effects)
 

ericrobinson

  • Legit New User
  • *
  • Posts: 34
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 06:30 PM »
Tree on display at the 33rd Ohio Regional Bonsai Show at Dawes Arboretum, June 8th-9th, 2013.
 

ericrobinson

  • Legit New User
  • *
  • Posts: 34
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 06:31 PM »
1st pic is from the Dawes Arboretum show in June 2013. 2nd pic taken  8-30-13. Good amount of summer growth.
 

tmmason10

  • Full Forum Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 160
Re: Progression - Juniperus c. 'Wintergreen'
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2014, 11:26 AM »
That last image is really nice, well done.