juniper

  1. SeanS

    Procumbens nana looking dry and crispy - Help!

    Over the last few months my procumbens that I bought in December last year has been getting progressively lighter in colour and a lot of the foliage is drying out. It was a bright, vibrant healthy green when I got it. I repotted it a soon as I got it as the nursery soil was really bad and the...
  2. Clorgan

    Juniper pfitzeriana progression/ideas

    Already posted this project in a newby thread, but I think this is my first material that actually has alright bonsai potential! So I think it deserves its own thread (the other threads may be added to the burn pile 😂 ) Added photos of work so far - pruning (tried not to do too much)...
  3. P

    Blue Pacific Shore Juniper Styling advice

    After years of lurking I've finally decided to create a post here on Bonsainut! I have this Blue Pacific Juniper (J. Conferta) that I recently acquired and I was hoping to get some styling advice. I was thinking of creating an informal upright with it but I'm open to suggestions. I didn't find...
  4. J

    New Junipers for great (?) price?

    Hey all. Still very new to bonsai, but I stopped by a nursery and fell in love with some grey owl junipers. And I feel like they were a super good bargain?! (Under 20$ each) Tell me what you think? Good for bonsai? Bad? What I should start with? I know they’re not in like great condition but I...
  5. J

    Is My Juniper Bonsai Ok?

    Hi all, I received my bonsai around Christmas time. I have been trying to water it just enough so that it doesn’t get too wet (usually about once a week or so.) The tree seems to be doing alright as there is new growth on the side facing the window. However, the side not facing the sun is...
  6. mwar15

    Western Junipers

    I have 3 western junipers that I am not in love with. Some may call them “Yamadori” but I don’t know if they are worth calling them that. They are all 3-5 years from collection. I will see if there is any interest here then off to FB. They will be $20 to ship each. I’ll take JWP or known...
  7. C

    Maintaining junipers formal style?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to bonsai and I recently purchased an upright styled juniper. How should I maintain the height? Should I cut or break the top by a foot? Any other tips would be great. Thank you!
  8. L

    Juniper dying! Help

    So I bought this juniper about a month ago and I attempted my first wiring on a bonsai. I accidentally completely cracked the trunk and it split off. I did a completely horrible job, and other parts of the tree have turned purple, and now crispy and brown. I sealed the breaks with wood glue, as...
  9. jbogard

    First time collecting oneseed juniper

    I went out scouting for Ashe juniper earlier this week and to my surprise I ran across a stand of oneseed junipers! This is in Taylor county, Texas. East of where I though their range extended. The foliage and bark was different and every berry I examined only has one seed. Give me your opinion...
  10. P

    Potting a Nursery Juniper

    Hi All, I just potted up the nursery junipers that I've been fattening up for the past 3 years from regular soil to bonsai soil. And now I'm terrified that they'll die like my first attempt at bonsai many years ago. When I moved them I only trimmed the rootball so it would fit into the pots, I...
  11. P

    Potting Nursery Juniper

    Hi All, I just potted up the nursery junipers that I've been fattening up for the past 3 years from regular soil to bonsai soil. And now I'm terrified that they'll die like my first attempt at bonsai many years ago. When I moved them I only trimmed the rootball so it would fit into the pots, I...
  12. jbogard

    Another collected Ashe juniper

    Just wanted to post another tree I recently collected. This is an Ashe juniper that was growing on a southern embankment.
  13. juniper03

    juniper03

    First repot. Feb. 2020
  14. jbogard

    Texas Juniper Yamadori

    So I’ve been doing some collecting this year and I have found some nice Ashe junipers that I have my eye on. I have gotten a few out and can hopefully get a couple more into pots before the collecting season is over. Here are a couple I plan to eventually collect. Let me know which ones you...
  15. D

    Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Sea Green' — Advice, styling and progression

    Just picked up some nursery stock. I was drawn to the lean in the trunk and wanted something to practice on. I would really appreciate some advice on this tree. It‘s not an ideal candidate, but I’m wondering what people suggest I do with it. How should I go about reducing length? It had a lot...
  16. jbogard

    Would you say this trunk is twisted?

    Potential yamadori subjects. I’m after twisted trunks and I am wondering if you all think either of these trees would qualify as twisted trunks.
  17. jbogard

    Collected Redberry Juniper (Juniperus pinchotii)

    I collected another juniper today that I believed was and Ashe juniper but on closer inspection I believe it is a redberry juniper. The foliage looks a bit different and the bark is definitely not as dark as Ashe juniper. If anyone can verify ID I would appreciate it! Either way it’s a great...
  18. jbogard

    Collected Shohin sized Ashe juniper

    I’m not usually one for the smaller bonsai but when I saw this small tree while out scouting I had to have it! There’s lots of small juniper out where I collected this but very few with the great deadwood and character that this one has. Combine that with the movement it possesses and I think we...
  19. jbogard

    Collecting Ashe Juniper this weekend

    I have the privilege of going on a collecting trip with The Bonsai Smiths this weekend and I have a few Ashe juniper to choose from. I’m posting images of a couple that I really think I want to try to collect if they are collectible. Choose your favs and help me decide which ones to go for!
  20. HENDO

    Juniper Informal Upright Chop - Opinions Please!

    Hey All, I have a relatively decent nursery specimen here and am contemplating a relatively hefty cut. The trunk gets fairly straight and untapered towards the top section then the leader curves downwards in a large arc that just isn't looking realistic to me. I'm thinking of chopping at the...
  21. ags79

    First go at bonsai - soil/pot prep

    Hi all, this is my first year at doing bonsai and have been doing some research. Since there is a lot of different info out there I figured I should share my plan with some experienced people and get feedback before I repot all these plants. I bought several varieties of plants for my...
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  23. F

    Help with severely neglected Juniper

    Hello all, I was recently given a once beautiful shimpaku juniper by a friend of mine. He got it as a gift, and it appears to have dried out entirely. All of the foliage is completely brown, and the soil was full of little weeds and random plants. He claims to have been watering it, but it...
  24. jbogard

    Collecting Juniper in Texas. Please help!

    I have an awesome opportunity to collect whatever I want according to the land owners...this doesn’t mean I will just try and pull everything out of the ground. I want to do it right and give the trees the best chance of survival possible so I’m looking for advice and possible hands on help to...
  25. Storm87

    Nursery stock juniper - slip pot in larger basket or not?

    Hi all, Just bought my first juniper form nursery stock (great discounts at this time of year!). I was wondering if I could slip pot it now (mid October, zone 8a) in a lager basket with bonsai soil. I'm planing to let this one row for a couple of years. See also the attached photo. Thx!
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