unconventional juniper

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My favorite tree right now. It doesn't speak the rules, but as an artist I want to be able to go to a group ofmy peers, put my tree down, walk away, and someone, without knowing I am there says "oh, grimes is here..."
that is the ultimate compliment and goal in every media I use.
 

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I like it. Do you know what kind of juniper it is?
 

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Sea green juniper perhaps. I think the attraction in in the question. What’s feeding this thing?
 

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what do you mean feeding, the roots? not much I pretty much ruined all my stuff last year with florduhsoil and am getting around to repotting this year. Roots were sparse, but I am thankful most of the things I am repotting in bonsai soil are doing better
 

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sea green is chinensis typically scale foliage -even after being reduced (observed in the two I own and cared for nursery stock)
 

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Grey owl is a Virginiana cultivar so very easy to produce juvenile foliage when you prune them
 

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Very Cool!!!

With deadwood and trunk features like that..

even TRADITIONALLY, the only "Rules" you need to look out for is your green triangle..

That trunk's "non-conventional" appearance is a FEATURE... Just work your scale/taper and get your scalene rockin'.. and it will EXCEL visually.

I like it.
 

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(I would simply suggest altering the angle and partially depth, next repot... it's "legs" are too "even", for MY eyes, and this could EASILY be tweaked and problem solved.)
 

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We will see where the top goes... slow going since style last year. I can bury one trunk with extra pumice easily right now...
You are saying the left one?
 

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I see it hlf. Then the vertical thing has to go... or be turned into chollawoooooood
 

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If you went lower planting angle on the RIGHT side.. like leaning that way.. you could refine that point AND it would no longer be vertical..

I like that big deadwood, it'll look better at an angle. don't
86 it!
 

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but there is dead wood all the way down on right I don't want it ground contact, unless that is not a big deal when you have pumice
 

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never mind the photos need to be more close up and I will post later we will ponder it
 

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If you went lower planting angle on the RIGHT side.. like leaning that way.. you could refine that point AND it would no longer be vertical..

I like that big deadwood, it'll look better at an angle. don't
86 it!
I painted live/dead more visible. It was easier to bring the left down, but it is more dramatic already.
Where would be a good spot for a branch on lower?
 

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Aw, I thought the original view sorta looked like the tree was flipping the bird at the viewer
 
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