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Shohin Japanese Juniper
« on: August 20, 2011, 10:39 PM »
I got the bonsai way back in Aug 2009. At one time the bonsai was effected with a certain disease but lucky i did not give on the plant if not will not come to this. The bonsai have undergo quick a number of styling until today. At first I decide to change the pot but end up with doing cascade styling as well. I think it's time to made changes on the bonsai to the next level. This is my first attend to create a deadwood on my bonsai. Hope u all will like it and comment is welcome.

1st picture is taken on 2009.
2nd picture Before Styling and Repotting taken on July2011.
3rd picture After Styling and Repotting
4rd picture taken in Front view


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Re: Shohin Japanese Juniper
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 04:07 PM »
I like what you have done with this material.. Keep in mind it is a very young tree and will still need many years of training to become a nice shohin. It is off to a very good start though. Actually, this material really reminds me of a tree that I have been working on for 5-6 years. It is/was a young piece of material like yours. After about 5-6 years, my tree is starting to look like a nice shohin.

Here are a couple of pics. The first one is the tree as purchased about 5-6 years ago. The next 2 are the tree today.



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Re: Shohin Japanese Juniper
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 07:01 PM »
Maybe add some trunk movement?  Seems a bit static to me.  Otherwise, great start!


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Re: Shohin Japanese Juniper
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2011, 06:04 AM »
October@Thanks for the comment. Is a good reference for my next styling but will be after 1 or 2 years later.In between will follow a reference styling that u have show below. I like it very much. 

Chrisl@Ya u are right i just play safe with my styling this time. Will consider reference October styling.

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Re: Shohin Japanese Juniper
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2011, 09:42 AM »
Great development.  At our club we try to move new bonsai people quickly to buying better material rather than lots of cheap starter material.

Then you see great work like this that proves lots of humble plants can become tasty, interesting bonsai.

Thanks a lot.    ;)