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My Bonsai Obsession: Barely Alive

An replace on the shrinking Juniper.

Once I final wrote about this tree I used to be already involved about its survival after the tough therapy it had obtained over the previous couple of months. My as soon as wholesome nursery tree had been diminished from this:

Juniper Mint Julep – March 2018, as bought

to this:

First styling try – April 2018

and eventually, by the hands of a member of my bonsai membership, to this:

Second styling try – September 2018

Regardless of my considerations, on the recommendation of two consultants, I finally determined to maneuver it from its nursery bag right into a coaching pot – a transfer which required a big quantity of root pruning.

It is gone steadily downhill since then and now has solely a bit of browning foliage left on its one remaining department. After eradicating the wire and bandage, it seems to be like this:

Barely alive – December 2018

I’ve little doubt that many individuals would write it off as a misplaced trigger at this stage, however proper now it is nonetheless displaying indicators of life.

Surprisingly essentially the most important new progress is that this small bud on an space I might tried to strip for future use as useless wooden.

New progress

Clearly I did not strip it very nicely!

I additionally found an excellent smaller bud decrease down on the trunk.

If these buds truly grow to be branches at some point, it is prone to be years earlier than I’ve something to work with. However I am amazed at this tree’s will to stay in opposition to all odds.

I hope it makes it.



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