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bwaynef

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Shohin procumbens
« on: October 24, 2009, 05:56 PM »
Here's a Juniperus procumbens 'Nana' I came across (again) recently.  I thought it had some nice movement in the trunk and seemed to have foliage that seemed manageable.  Would this have caught your eye?

I'll follow up w/ what I did to it later.  I've stretched the patience of my children long enough.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 07:47 PM »
After.  The lowest branch was left alone.  I couldn't decide whether to chop it off or work with it.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 07:53 PM »
Great job.What kind of soil is that?
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009, 10:07 PM »
Very nice Wayne. Ya findin some rekindle in some old trees of yours? :) Ya sure ya ain't my lost twin? LOL :P Just so happens I decided to drag a nana and 2 parsons to work with me today to mutilate. Might have to keep that nana now :) And that Parson ya gave me when I started(or not long after) just happens to have a nice full trunk shari. Course I was thinkin an even better hollow trunk. Anyway, Thanks for showin ;)
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 08:51 AM »
Great job.What kind of soil is that?

This is a mix from the local bonsai shop.  It drains better than it looks like it would, but its not as quickly draining as my normal mix.  Heavy on the pine bark w/ lava and haydite in similar proportions.  Probably 2-3:1:1.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2009, 06:48 PM »
hey wayne, just a thought if i may, but getting rid of the first branch on the left, and changing the potting angle by about 15 degrees could end up with something like this. i added the shari and pot for fun! let me know your thoughts please.

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009, 06:49 PM »
sorry forgot the pic
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 09:35 AM »
Yeah I think you might as well lose the bottom branch.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 10:18 PM »
Encased in ice.  (I named the files front & back but I think I got it backwards.)
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2010, 04:56 PM »
How did this turn out?

I have a very similar one - I'll post it in a separate thread.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 09:06 AM »
Its growing pretty well.  It will be thinned (and possibly wired again) soon.  I'll try to get a picture soon.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2010, 08:57 AM »
Just a little extra work I'd been meaning to do for a few months.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2010, 08:58 AM »
New front and new angle?
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2010, 09:01 AM »
Using these:

(http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00931484000P?prdNo=7&blockNo=7&blockType=G7)
I was able to compress this tree QUITE a bit (surprising to me considering all the deadwood) but my efforts to maintain that compressed state w/ guy wires weren't completely successful and I wasn't quite ready to sacrifice my clamps to the elements.

I'll work on that again and post the results ...as they result.
 

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Re: Shohin procumbens
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2010, 06:32 AM »
gday mate :)

I like where this little one is going! any chance you could show us where the deadwood and live veins are, from the last pic it looks like the live vein starts from the back of the tree?

jamie :)