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Species Specific => Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: MatsuBonsai on September 27, 2010, 06:25 PM

Title: Twisty, knotted mess
Post by: MatsuBonsai on September 27, 2010, 06:25 PM
I took this little juniper to the Cincinnati Advanced Bonsai Study Group yesterday.  I figured I could play with it during lunch or a lull.  Somehow I neglected to take a before picture.  But, this one started as an octopus.  Some raffia, #8-12 wire, this is how it ended up.  These are fun little projects.
Title: Re: Twisty, knotted mess
Post by: Steven on September 27, 2010, 07:44 PM
Very interesting John. Thanks for sharing :)
Title: Re: Twisty, knotted mess
Post by: boon on September 28, 2010, 03:18 AM
more twist- more twist. naaaaiiiiccccee
Title: Re: Twisty, knotted mess
Post by: bwaynef on September 28, 2010, 08:28 AM
Do you have any of these that you've done before?  How long before this one gets addressed again?
Title: Re: Twisty, knotted mess
Post by: MatsuBonsai on September 28, 2010, 08:41 AM
Thanks, Boon.  This one was wired and planted in my mother's flower bed for 2 years, then dug up this spring.  This was one of the first I did and didn't put enough initial bend in it.  Now I'll see if I can correct that with additional bends.  If not, and/or, I'll take layers and cuttings.

It has a thumb thick trunk now.  I'm not sure if you can make it out, but there's a bit of red spray paint on some of the foliage where the utility crew came through to mark underground wires.  :)

Wayne, I have better ones in my mother's flower bed right now.  Better, with more bends, twists, etc.  This one will probably go back in the ground next year and stay there 2-3 years before more major work.
Title: Re: Twisty, knotted mess
Post by: John Kirby on September 28, 2010, 10:56 AM
I saw Jim Gremel's Yamadori in a pot workshop at ABS/BCI in St Louis- where he showed folks how to do this. I promptly went home (and to Frank Kroeker's) and did about 200 of them. It is amazing how fast they sell when you take them to shows- I may have one left, plust the group of ten or fifteen that wnet into a raised bed- but they weren't squashed enough to end up like the tree in the Jim Gremel's Shimpaku Juniper thread. 
Title: Re: Twisty, knotted mess
Post by: MatsuBonsai on July 07, 2012, 05:28 PM
Quick update.  Cell picture taken (quickly) a few weeks ago during a free minute.