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The first tree in this photo essay is a capricious juniper used to be a needle juniper. Although my client enjoyed the needle juniper, which was not doing very well where he lived and was getting weaker. I gave a few options, and decided that “change clothes” tree, so to speak, and we do happier. In essence, we did something we could do work with bonsai, and not just along eek and ‘keep it going’, which is not really in the textbook bonsai desired results.
Three years have grafted Itoigawa stems in it. it was more style or less about a year and a half ago, the whole tree created from the original four small grafts plate / cleft. I have mixed feelings about Itoigawa , to be honest, but for very small trees or those with a little finesse about them does seem appropriate.
Itoigawa , if you’re going down that road, it is a very strong plant growth (one of my problems with it). Some varieties of Itoigawa are so strong that the branches can quickly become too thick, and soon seem quite muscular and out of character with the foliage. So control of energy and growth of this type of juniper is particularly important.
In addition, at the end of this photo essay, include a different grafted tree with a very different feeling … It is a ponderosa pine grafted black pine. Not that the ponderosa pine is not an easy tree to grow, it’s just that my client does not like ponderosa much … so that was also grafted. Different preferences for different people. Enjoy the photos!
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2015/10/22/two-grafting-projects-juniper-and-pine/