Blog Posts - Juniper Bonsai



Old Juniper gets a major styling

This Juniper is closing in on 40 years old, and has gone through a great deal of changes since it came into my hands as pre-bonsai material about 4 years ago.   Found a great deal of deadwood on the tree to turn into Jin and Shari work this go-a...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Sep 15, 2013

Juniper Branch Splitting

Some heavy bonsai work on a large juniper bonsai tree. In this video we split a branch that was too thick to bend, and wired it and most other branches. For more bonsai info, books, tools and supplies, www.kuromatsubonsai.com...
by Gardening on May 26, 2011

9GreenBox – Old Japan finished Juniper BONSAI Tree Pot stone

9GreenBox – Old Japan finished Juniper BONSAI Tree Pot stone List Price: $79.99 Juniper Bonsai tree features the power and tranquility of Bonsai but in a smaller size A very hardy plant and perfect gift for anyone interested in the … Cont...
by Gardening on May 21, 2011

9GreenBox – Finished Japaness Juniper Bonsai Tree w/ Pot Stone

9GreenBox – Finished Japaness Juniper Bonsai Tree w/ Pot Stone List Price: $79.99 Juniper Bonsai tree features the power and tranquility of Bonsai but in a smaller size A very hardy plant and perfect gift for anyone interested in the … Co...
by Gardening on May 14, 2011

Cascade Juniper #2 Update

This is my 2nd (and more successful) cascade styled juniper that I'm working on.  a picture from last year, then a few updates before/after today's work.  Shortened it some actually to put more motion into it.  Plan to move it into it'...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Feb 13, 2011

Juniper coming along

Slowly making changes through the winter to my Juniper I worked on last year at the Warren Hill bonsai session at Plant City Bonsai.  I need to find a good (easy) art program to use to 'model' trees as I see some people doing.  (This would...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Feb 5, 2011

Warren Hill workshop - and my project tree

Well the day finally came and went - looking forward to the next workshop.  I attended Warren Hill's bonsai workshop at Plant City Bonsai last Saturday the 16th.  Truly a learning event for an amateur as myself - being my first ever bonsai...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Oct 24, 2010

Good find - now what?

Found a species and a bush that I don't normally see here in the southeast, but I see and hear about all the time from West Coast bonsai'ers.   San Jose Juniper!   Take a look at what I started with and also where I am now - not sure where...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Oct 7, 2010

2 Friends + 2 Trees, Part 2 of Juniper Bonsai Styling

So Aaron and I revisited our junipers that we worked on together last year, and decided it was time for a 'real' sculpting of these trees to prepare for placement into a pot sometime next year.    Their beginnings are better detailed here.
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Aug 15, 2010

Cascade Juniper #1 revisited

Here is the earliest photo I can find that shows the tree already somewhat styled, and in it's first (and current) pot.  This is a really nice, solid North Korean clay pot that I found while on one of our yearly vacations at The Outer Banks in N...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Aug 15, 2010

Cascade Juniper #2

I've had this strong juniper bush since last year- began to work on reducing it then stopped abruptly early in the year.  Well I came back to it a few weeks ago, here are the pictures. Beginning point Really decent nursery tree, actually. &...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Aug 15, 2010

Juniper Shohin Bonsai in the works

Another nursery Juniper found it's way home a few weeks ago.  I'm really getting into the Junipers - I'm 2000 miles away from infamous California species, I'll have to see what grows naturally in the Appalachians here and try to piece together a...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Jul 14, 2010

Now things are cooking - it's hot outside

It's pretty hot right now in the southeast US, in fact the entire east coast is having a heat wave with temps 100+ for many days straight.   Excessively high temperatures can be stress for any tree or plant - especially species that are not grow...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Jul 10, 2010

2 Friends + 2 trees = Good Times

This was a planned project; My best friend Aaron and I planned to work on 2 trees one evening, and have a ‘sculpting’ night with trees instead of just making bonsai pots.   I picked up 2 Dwarf Japanese Juniper plants, (or Juniperus Proc...
by Bodhisattva Bonsai on Sep 27, 2009


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