Monday, October 18, 2010

Informal Juniper Bonsai, Early Stage of Developement

Juniper chinensis 'Sea Green' promo shrub from LOWE'S garden center earlier this year. The plant cost me two dollars after getting it marked down by a very nice employee ;)

The pot comes from China i believe.

The foliage is much more compact with this variety, its hard to tell in the photo because this juniper has a long way to go. I'm not sure which direction to take this one but it will be changing in the future.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

cascade bonsai, improved form

this eastern red has improved greatly since the last image i posted of it. now i just hope i can keep it alive for its first winter in a container! previously it was growing on the side of some railroad tracks. it was actually adam that collected it by ripping it out of the with no tools whatsoever. its not the tactic i would recommend. if you look at the other picture of it from an earlier post you can see a big difference. if it survives, around this time next year it will have filled in considerably. this is a species that is rarely used in bonsai design and is thought to be difficult to train by most experts. my goal is to prove them wrong. so far its looking like i will.