1. sacredasamouse

    Advice for Spring - Japanese Maple and Kallay Juniper

    Hey all, This is my first post here, and I'm pretty new to Bonsai! I'm sorry in advance if there are resources covering this topic, but I did my best deep dive before posting. I was able to pick up Tamukeyama Japanese Maple and Kallay Juniper saplings from a local nursery (only $15 each!). I'm...
  2. Apex37

    Wiring Question - Did I doom these branches?

    I’m still fairly new to wiring, even more so with using copper wire. I just did my first major wiring job on a shimpaku juniper I’ve had for a bit. Are these branches doomed? What can I do in the future to avoid this happening?
  3. Clicio

    Kishu literati juniper weird color difference.

    Hi folks. I've been keeping that little literati juniper for some years now. We are in the middle of our long Spring here - 4 months - and since late winter I've been noticing this color difference between its apex and the lower foliage. It doesn't happen to my other Kishu, itoigawa or shimpaku...
  4. Juniper penjing

    Juniper penjing

    Been working on this juniper penjing about 3 years. 16 inches tall. Plan to create a forest with more like it.
  5. Myrki

    New here. Ideas for this bonsai?

    Hello everyone. First post here. I got this juniper (not sure if Chinese, Japanese, etc), and I wired it as seen, kind of just going for something unique, not totally certain on eventual style. Anyway, I have done some light pruning/trimming on foliage which has 5+ tips growing out. Outside...
  6. Carapace

    Can I repot this in autumn

    Hi guys, I have a tiny twin trunk pfitz juniper and I was wondering if I can repot it in autumn, it is currently in it's garden center soil and so I might need to cut off quite a good amount of roots
  7. Viktor’s bonsai

    Juniperus Communis first work

    It’s time I actually made some well thought out good decisions on this in-ground Common juniper… This is what it looks like “pre-work” As you can see there is some movement lower down, all be it slight (for a juniper that is). Tho being a common juniper this is quite impressive since, they...
  8. A

    Mame Juniperus Sargentii - how to tighten up

    Hey, so for a couple of years I’ve done little bits of work here and there on this juniper whip. Now, I wouldn’t class myself as a completely green beginner but I am about to ask a beginner question. How do I get this foliage to tighten up?? I get that it isn’t a shimpaku but sargentii is still...
  9. SmallTreeGuy

    Rescued Juniper- Emergency repotting needed?

    Hey everyone! So, I either have a penchant for nurturing unhealthy neglected junipers back to health or they like to just find me. Either way, I acquired another ailing Juniper and it looks like the soil it is in is black clay-like soil. The juniper looks to have been pinched to all hell in...
  10. SmallTreeGuy

    Gray tips on foliage and dull color

    Hey everyone, A couple of weeks ago I posted a Juniper that was and still is pretty sickly. I’m trying to get it happier. A lot of the foliage is growing but I have a section that has just been at a standstill and not grown at all since I’ve been tending to it. I believe the juniper has...
  11. Tntthunder

    Juniper Foliage Colour Changing?

    My junipers are turning this lighter colour. They're Chinese juniper "Blaaws", is this normal now that we are comingi into late summer/autumn? Last year they didn't change colour all winter and were a deep green, same with all this year but now they're changing to this light bluey/green colour...
  12. proninyaroslav

    Raffia vs vet wrap for bending thick branches

    Hi everyone. I have to bend the thick branch down a little at the very top of the Chinese juniper to set it up as a cascade. Currently it's almost horizontal. There are a few options: some guys use raffia + electric tape (to keep the raffia and bark moist and elastic), some vet wrap like Harry...
  13. hemmy

    Pruning in the heat, leaves are swamp coolers?

    During stretches of 100F+ summer heat, is there pruning work that could be done on juniper, deciduous, and broadleaf evergreens? Obviously in some places, those temps are just called “summer” and I guess the work must go on. Although stressing the tree through wound healing or foliage mass...
  14. SmallTreeGuy

    New Juniper acquired near throw away pile in back of nursery

    Hello everyone, yesterday I decided to go Nursery crawling and found this near the back beside a pile of dead driftwood and brown crispy foliage. The heartwood is red/pink but the foliage doesn’t look like ERC (red cedar/Juniperus Virginiana.) is there another Juniper that has red heartwood...
  15. R

    Top 5 Conifers That Aren’t Junipers

    Every list I see of beginner species includes types of juniper, and although they are great, I’m curious as to what people think of other conifers. In your opinion, what are the top 5 easiest conifer species that aren’t junipers?
  16. Roho1187

    New Chinese Juniper

    Hey Guys, Earlier this summer, I found this daubs frosted juniper in a corner at a local nursery and got it for half off. The only thing I’ve really done done is cut the dead stuff off and try nursing it back to health. I’m just going to let it be until next year. What direction do you think I...
  17. mopifish

    Creeping Juniper - First Bonsai Progression

    HI everyone! I just got my first bonsai today (a creeping juniper from my local nursery), and with some wonderful advice from @pandacular pruned it into a shape. Since this is my first ever Bonsai, I thought it'd be fun to start a progression thread This was the initial Juniper, which I had...
  18. mopifish

    When can I start structuring my bonsai?

    Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum and bonsai as a whole. I just bought a creeping juniper (juniperus horizontalis) from my local nursery with some help from the nursery's bonsai enthusiast. I already pinched off all of the dead and brittle leaves/branches, as well as snipped a few tiny branches...
  19. pandacular

    Phasing work on my Shimpaku Juniper

    I have a shinpaku juniper (Juniperus chinensis) that I purchased as a pre-bonsai (though I'm thinking penjing!) from Robert Cho at Asia Pacific Gardening. This tree has a really interesting trained trunk line, and tons of foliage, some of which has been trained as well. Here are some pictures of...
  20. SmallTreeGuy

    Help styling Juniper with beautiful trunk

    Hello everyone! I’m in Texas, zone 8a. I’ve had this Parson’s juniper for about 2 years I I’ve let it recover for a couple of growing seasons, as I had given it a few pretty good insults since I bought it from nursery stock. (ie. changing potting angle, working roots and getting the king whips...
  21. R

    Juniperus chinensis "Pyramidalis" multi-trunk beginning

    Hi folks, I did a bit of snipping at some nursery stock over the May bank holiday and thought Id come on here for a bit of advice. I'm still very much a novice, but I think there's a nice multi-trunk bonsai in here with a few years' work. The tip I found recently about clipping out the large...
  22. A

    How to know when to take wire off?

    I was looking at the wiring on my juniper and notice that the bark was worn away in some places and showed green underneath the wire. In one spot I can see it looks like it dug in a tad (I think) Is this bad ? Did I take it off at a good time? Too early? Too late? What are the normal signs of...
  23. Tntthunder

    Help me with my wiring? Advice with design?

    So I recently went to my first workshop and it was great, I learnt a lot and It made me a little more confident with trying to do things alone. However when it comes to wiring I am still not confident in my abilities and I was hoping to get advice on the wiring here? Basically I used a young...
  24. K

    Styling advice for an Itoigawa

    I bought an Itoigawa last year at a show (Doncaster Shohin Exhibition) and admittedly, I don't show as much love to it as I do with many of my other plants. Conifers have never been massively interesting to me, but nevertheless I wanted to give them a try. I was wondering if anyone could...
  25. S

    Brown tips on juniper

    I bought this plant from a nursery about 3 months ago in hopes of developing it into a bonsai. It was originally in a cheap black nursery pot with organic soil. I have repotted it using equal parts Akadama/Red Lava Rock/Pumice. I have not used any fertilizer or any other chemicals on it yet...
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