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Not really sure where to go next with my Juniper. I like the windswept look. I think I want the end to turn down.
I have had it a while. Compare the photo to my thumbnail photo. It’s almost doubled in size since last year. I’m just worried it’s going to die so I don’t know what to do with it. I’m mean feeding and soil. I gave it a pinch on 10-10-10 fertilizer in the spring.I'd just work on letting it grow out for the summer. You can trim to shape late summer and wire then if you like. If this is a new acquisition for you, just let it grow, and learn how often it needs water, and if it responds by adding new growth. Use the summer to get familiar with it.
Read up on junipers, we have a whole sub-forim dedicated to junipers
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Check out bonsai clubs in your area. There is no substitute for hands on work like wiring with a mentor leaning over your shoulder. Older members are know-it-alls and love to tell young people what to do. (I know I do) This fall, about November 1st when the dry season has begun use 3.5 or 4.0mm aluminum wire to wire the trunk & all the way out to the tip of foliage and then bend it to suit your tastes. Leave it on until July or so. If you had "bad luck" with bonsai soil, then maybe it would be better if you just maintained the tree in the original nursery soil until you have had it another year or so. It will be "wetter" than bonsai mix and more forgiving for the learning curve of watering. Change to a bonsai media when the tree needs to be repotted in a couple years, spring of '23. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, you can shop for larger trees. You will pay peanuts for nursery people to manage for years and years the growth of landscape stuff that you can buy at big box. That, or sit on your hands for 5 or 10 years while you watch time elapse and trees common as dirt grow in a grow box. I urge newbees to buy cheap stuff and learn the game in the early years. Yes, buy some special varieties of better trees small & cheap and stick them into grow boxes and manage that growth yourself, but not run-of-the-mill stuff you can buy cheap in a lot of different sizes at every nursery. You are in tropical tree heaven, so buy a fig or two, too. Time: waste not, want not. (Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Bonsai Primer).I like this, I just don’t know how to do it. How would I bend the main trunk back the the left (Using the photo as reference). Wire? Any particular time of the year that should be done?