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Species Specific => Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Hotaction on September 24, 2009, 03:05 PM

Title: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on September 24, 2009, 03:05 PM
not sure if this ever gets scale foliage, but i thought I would put it in the juniper forum anyhow.  I've posted this on another forum, and some may have seen it. (Harry, thanks for the help) Pics are from september last year, when i repotted it and removed over 75% of the foliage.  The next two are after a bit of styling and then a virtual. 

-Dave
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: ChrisM on November 18, 2009, 10:33 PM
nice trunk movement, looking forward to seeing this one progress.
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: bonsaikc on November 19, 2009, 09:38 AM
Great work so far, Dave!!!
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: bwaynef on November 19, 2009, 04:19 PM
Just wondering, why'd you plant it virtually into that location of that pot?
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on November 20, 2009, 04:26 AM
Just wondering, why'd you plant it virtually into that location of that pot?

Wayne, this is an easy question.  It has to do with my complete lack of computer/bonsai skills.  For further details, you can reach me in chat or via P.M.

Thanks for the inquiry.

On a more honest note, looking at it, I would certainly move it to the right some. (isn't that why virts are great?)  Either way it looks way better in the virtual pot.

I'm contemplating repotting it in the spring instead of the following spring.  It isn't root bound and could be "mostly" slip potted into the smaller pot.  What do you guys think?

Dave
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: ChrisM on November 20, 2009, 07:01 PM
i like the positioning in the virtual. it gives a good balance to the composition. if the tree were moved right, it would throw the balance off in my opinion. for instance, if this were to be displayed, the accent plant, or stone would be placed on the right. the largest branch would be positioned such that it would "virtually" point to the accent. if the tree were further right in the pot in this scenario, the veiwer would miss half of the planting.
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: ChrisM on November 20, 2009, 07:10 PM
two for instances in which basic properties of a display are upheld
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: MatsuBonsai on November 20, 2009, 07:36 PM
Dave,

It's still in development, so I wouldn't rush it.  Leave it another year to put on some growth before another repot.  Also, at that time I would suggest planting closer to center (unless large roots prevent you from doing so) so that you can get better root development while you're still doing some major work.
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on November 21, 2009, 04:44 AM
Chris, thankyou for your insights.  If you have any 1/2 inch accents P.M. w/ the $$$  ;) ;)  When I made the virt, I had that balance you speak of on my mind.  However, after Wayne mentioned it, I think a SLIGHT adjustment to the right would do the trick.

John, thanks for the sound advice.  Waiting is the key, yet it is so tough when you don't have any "REAL" bonsai.  I want to cheat, but I know waiting will give me a better tree in 5 years. (or so they tell me)  In ten years looking back at it, I'm sure I'll be glad I listened and waited.  Remind me in spring not to do anything stupid.  ;D

-Dave
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: ChrisM on November 30, 2009, 06:55 PM
dave, perhaps a stone would be better, i have a backyard full in that case! ;)
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on March 30, 2010, 03:46 PM
spring is here, and I'm starting to like the opposite side for the front.
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: John Kirby on March 30, 2010, 05:24 PM
AS on the other forum, the next pot (and certainly the final pot should be much shallower to better sow off the tree- it looks like a small juniper in a very big pot now (in the training pot) and in the virt.

John
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on June 18, 2010, 01:56 PM
just a quick update.
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: benkbonsai on July 20, 2010, 03:37 PM
If you guys or anyone wants nana's, my nursery has a field of them. take a look at my photos.

these plants are a great way for beginners to start up!! ;D



http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=21438&l=ec0078702f&id=100001040987858 (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=21438&l=ec0078702f&id=100001040987858)
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on August 26, 2010, 03:12 PM
Did some pruning on this little guy.  Here's a quick before and after.  I left some shoots long to strengthen the weaker branches.

Dave
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on July 14, 2011, 11:47 AM
Pruned and wired
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Jerry Norbury on July 15, 2011, 04:46 AM
It's certainly getting there. I'd be tempted to further reduce the overall width.
Title: Re: procumbens "nana"
Post by: Hotaction on July 16, 2011, 11:02 AM
Thanks Jerry, I'm tempted to agree with you on the width also.  All in good time, for now we wait and see what develops.

Dave