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Judy

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JWP1
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:48 PM »
I bought this little JWP from Lotus a few years ago, and promised to post when I had some time, so here it is. 
First photo as I received it, then progress over the years. 
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 02:49 PM »
Here is a possible new front I've been toying with the idea of.  Would be more dynamic, but would entail a major overhaul...
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 09:23 PM »
Hi Judy,
Nice tree, I like what the possible new front idea does for the trunk movement.

jason
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 11:28 AM »
Nice work Judy.  What do you think of shortening the lower-left branch to bring in the silhouette on that side a little (of the current front).  
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 04:04 PM »
I have thought of doing that, but as I'm thinking of changing the front, (maybe) I don't want to do it....yet.
Thanks everyone.
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 04:38 PM »
Judy very nice. It is amazing how many of these nice little pines never see wire, yours shows how much wiring can improve the image!

The one thing I always have to remind myself of is to ensure that nothing points downwards, or nearly downwards, at each cluster of needles on pines and junipers. wiring to give a little upswing at the ned of each branchlet really helps with this. THis gives that nice view of the structure of the branch emerging out from under the foliage.

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 05:40 PM »
All this talk of JWPs has me wondering Judy if you don't mind me asking?...and that is how many yrs. does it take the JWP bark to match up to the JBP bark?
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 05:43 PM »
Well my bonsai motto is "wire changes everything!" So true.  I may expose a bit more of the trunk on this, I think I was too intent on hiding the graft at first...

Chris, I don't know but it must be a very long time.  Getting one with a reasonably good graft is important, that's why I went for the second one.  The first one was for practice!  But it's a sweet tree despite the flaws. 
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 05:51 PM »
That's pretty funny Judy!  I like your approach  ;)  And I agree with you, the second graft is better than this one.  But this one is very nice too, and will be really nice when the bark matches up. 
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 06:30 PM »
The bark doesn't match up. So you have to make good choices to get them close.
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 06:52 PM »
That surprised me ;)  Thanks John!
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 07:22 PM »
The JWP bark will "eventually" start to look flaky, become fissured and build plates like JBP.  But there will always be a vast difference between where the JBP stops and the JWP starts on the trunk in terms of trunk diameter.

How long is "eventually"?  I don't know, 20 years or more probably.
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 09:09 PM »
More.
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 12:44 AM »
I've got one in my garden, as a landscape tree, also grafted on JBP that is well over 20 years old. bark is still
smooth, yet begins to age.
 

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Re: JWP1
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2013, 07:38 AM »
I can see a difference between the JWP bark on this one, and my other older one.  The bark on the older one begins to fissure a bit.  I imagine it's quite a bit older, although I don't really know how old either one is.