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Junipers on display 14 edition of Bay Island Bonsai

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This past weekend, the Bay Island Bonsai held its 14th annual exhibition in Merritt Garden Center lake in Oakland, California. For those of you who attended – thanks for coming! I hope you enjoyed the show. For those who could not, I will share some of the highlights. Let’s start today with some junipers scale.

The Taiwan juniper then has been trained as bonsai for long. Its main feature is its double twisting of the trunk. Good movement and interesting deadwood are the most appreciated features of juniper bonsai -. This specimen has both

Taiwan juniper

Taiwan juniper

Much more complex is the western juniper below. Its trunk tells the story of the harsh conditions in which he grew up -. Well worth a close look

Western juniper

Western juniper

The Sierra juniper then has had a great start. All branches are in place and in a few years the fullness of the tree provide a great backdrop for your trunk and dead wood.

Sierra juniper

Sierra juniper

This coming juniper is huge. I have seen, over the last 10 years or so, the transformation of the Sierra de Shimpaku, and have been surprised by the speed with which the tree has grown from a small number of initial grafts. Time will make the tree even more impressive.

Shimpaku grafted on Sierra juniper

Shimpaku grafted in Sierra juniper

The Shimpaku below is the result of more than 90 grafts! The effort has not gone unnoticed -. In 2008 the tree was awarded the National Prize Bonsai in the first National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester, New York

Grafted shimpaku

Shimpaku grafted in San Jose

Read also:   Wiring a western juniper

deadwood interesting and impressive dense foliage characterize Sierra juniper below. The tree is a good case for how well Sierra foliage can be developed.

Sierra juniper

Sierra juniper

A juniper bonsai Sierra medium sized -. Wanted something much more often found

Sierra juniper

Sierra juniper

A small Shimpaku fed by a line of small life – the foliage is perfectly healthy and full

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Shimpaku

Shimpaku

This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com


Junipers on display 14 edition of Bay Island Bonsai

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