Shimpaku From Evergreen Gardenworks

PeaceLoveBonsai

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Purchased this tree in the fall of 2019.
As purchased:
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Repotted in Spring of 2020.

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And initial style this weekend.

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Plenty of refinement (and time) is needed here to better create pads, but I’m happy with the general direction.

I’ve also started some live vein on the trunk, but it’s difficult to see. Hopefully that will create a bit more interest to the tree.

So, what do you think? I’m always open to feedback.
 

misfit11

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Nice start on this! Evergreen Gardenworks has some nice stock. You mention something about live vein on the trunk, but it's difficult to see. Certainly the addition of some shari would add interest to an otherwise featureless trunk. Keep us posted on this guy.

Cory
 

Brian Van Fleet

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Are the 5g special . I've only seen 1g
@Brent lists “specimens” from his nursery at times. It’s been a while since he updated the conifers page, but at one time it looked like this.
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I have purchased several of his specimens and they’ve always been better than the photos depicted.
 

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Hmm? Foliage reduced 90% and repotted. Do not junipers get strength from foliage? Repotted just months earlier. Looks like 2 strikes against tree surviving so good luck.
 
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Hmm? Foliage reduced 90% and repotted. Do not junipers get strength from foliage? Repotted just months earlier. Looks like 2 strikes against tree surviving so good luck.
there is absolutely no concern here. The tree was repotted in spring. It has easily recovered from that.
Why are you so negative all the time? You never worked on raw material?
 

Dav4

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Hmm? Foliage reduced 90% and repotted. Do not junipers get strength from foliage? Repotted just months earlier. Looks like 2 strikes against tree surviving so good luck.
there is absolutely no concern here. The tree was repotted in spring. It has easily recovered from that.
Why are you so negative all the time? You never worked on raw material?
Yeah, I think Potty is just jealous of the material as well as the skill of the stylist. This tree was extremely healthy when the initial root work was done, probably the better part of a year has past since allowing adequate of time for root recovery, and plenty of healthy foliage remains to power new growth this spring. It's a great initial styling and I'm looking forward to the next set of pictures later this year. Hopefully, you've got a place to keep it from the worst of the winter cold until spring.
 

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I like this tree. That's the reason I have concern.

Please don't place my concern as eminating from a place of evil.

"Hmm?" A question meaning, "is no one else concerned?"
"Foliage reduced 90% and repotted." True.
"Do not Junipers get strength from foliage?" A fact stated as a question which indicates humility.

"Looks like 2 strikes against the tree surviving so good luck".
That's a tough one since it can be easily intonated into assholish. But "Looks like" signifies unsure which leaves that open to filled with the readers Truth. Perhaps the OP's truth is, "shit, I didn't think of that", and Potty saved his tree?

What a dick!

My concern revolves around the numbers, the ones staring us in the face. The ones more, much more, dickish folks always talk shit about. The elevated rootball.

Let's say this new winter kills all that in the air. Or more likely, a squirrel gets to it. Then let's say the major top trimming does away with half the roots in the soil.

Now he has one quarter the roots that made this so "healthy" in spring.

Nope. No concern at all. This is a perfectly safe scenario. (Heavy sarcasm)

I would like to see you remove everything from the center possible. Just seems too....ahem... dense. Thick if you're English.
Forgive the light jabs, stop shittin on my potty.

Sorce
 

sorce

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Something is misplaced, but it can't be my non-existent faith.

This forum doesn't have a language requirement. So it becomes the responsibility of the reader to interpret the content.

Once the content is interpreted correctly, one can tell wether someone knows bonsai or not.

Mile high showed us how location info can be lifted from a digital picture, so it's rude to expect everyone to post trees.

Not smart to not heed.

Sorce
 

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I think this first styling came out fantastic! I know @Dav4 loves that first lower 'drop branch' :D

At the apex is that small twisty branch a jin?.......I think the tree can do with out it. Also the root ball hump needs to be reduced, I know that will come in time.

Good job with this one! I would love to own this tree.
 

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"Foliage reduced 90% and repotted." True.
but a full growing season apart. and repotting without dramatic reduction, as the old rootball is still partially intact.
No problem, excwept that the rootwork could have been more invasive.
Forgive the light jabs, stop shittin on my potty.
Shitting is done on pots or in the woods. It is winter: My woods do not need fertilizer.
 

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