What’s pre-styling? That was my sketch for a phrase I didn’t have. However perhaps it’s what you do to a plant earlier than you absolutely type it.
And that’s what Carmen did final week, a partial styling.
We grew a bunch of Itoigawa from cuttings about 10 years again, and now, having reached that stage of semi-interesting, we put a pair up onto the work desk. This specimen was considered one of them.
Right here’s considered one of our semi-interesting 10-year outdated junipers, from chopping. 11” tall. The branches have been wired by college students for some years, simply to place info into the wooden whereas small and supple. A few of these—just like the one on the left—was became jin. Others shall be minimize off. And with the remaining we are going to make our bonsai.
That is the opposite facet of semi-interesting. With swoops within the trunk and shari, this appears to be like like essentially the most interesting entrance.
And right here we stopped to maintain up tree momentum. The juniper has misplaced greater than 50% of its foliage. We’ve left some leggy elements on, which gained’t be a part of the ultimate bonsai, however which is able to assist keep momentum because it grows extra of the closer-in elements we would like.
We’ll return to this specimen subsequent yr with one other weblog put up in regards to the last styling.