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Juniper Workshop - Saturday March 9th (18 Feb 2019)

Join our exclusive Juniper workshop feature Leong Kwong.

Saturday 9th March, 2019 10am at the Bonsai South Nursery (114-116 The Boulevarde, Caringbah NSW 2229)
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www.bonsaisouth.com.au/bonsai-workshop-juniper/

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3 years 1 month ago #53086 by David Willoughby
Hi all,

I have been fortunate in being granted the opportunity to give this material it's first styling. This is raw material, it has been in it's pot for a little while and allowed to grow strong.


*the original front of the tree yesterday


*proposed front after having a look, after repotting with a different angle in due course

One of the immediate reason why I chose a different front was that unique root that goes against the grain, it can be utilized with the new front, the old front would have lost it completely.


*after moss on the surface and a start at wiring.

This is a lot bigger than what I am accustomed too, will post progressive pics as it happens.

Any thoughts or ideas are most welcomed.

Cheers

Willow

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3 years 1 month ago #53091 by Leong Kwong
Nice lots of potential. Sorry I am not much into styling native as I have very little understanding to native.
Cheers.
leong
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3 years 1 month ago #53101 by JC
Hi Leong

You look like a native to me only the head dressing is missing. wooo woooo wooo.

JC
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3 years 1 month ago #53102 by JC
Hi David

Great choice in the front much better.

I think that it just needs a little thinning here and there, so the Rosella's can fly through ?

Dam that is a nice natural looking Aussie.

Love the backyard where is the Victa Lawnmower.:woohoo:

JC
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3 years 1 month ago #53103 by JC
Hi David

I forgot to add that down the track I think that an Aussie Pot would make all the difference as well?

JC
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3 years 1 month ago #53138 by David Willoughby
Hi all,

Thank you Leong and JC,

I have started working on it and have thinned and wired the lower portion of the tree so far.



Hopefully over the next few days I will get the chance to finish wiring the upper portion off.

Any thought's, ideas and comments are most welcomed.

Cheers

Willow

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3 years 1 month ago #53139 by wattynine
Hey Dave, how can you go wrong with that, gorgeous.
Not sold on the extended branch to the right but if you send the tree to me I will sort it for you.:lol:
Watty
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3 years 1 month ago #53189 by David Willoughby
Hi all,

Thanks Leong, JC and Watty for your replies.

I managed to give it a a good work out over the last few days, rather fitting with the 40 degree heat...LOL but I am extremely happy how it has turned out.



My attitude with styling any material is retention, sure that isn't always the case and there is no other alternative than to cut back hard and regrow, species dependent, but with material like this I have tried to retain as much as possible. I have tried to be as sympathetic to the material, while also having the imagine in the back of my mind where I want it to evoke the feeling of being a large tree that has fallen in a storm, leaning over a river, and regaining strength in its upright direction.

Any thoughts and comments are most welcomed.

Cheers

Willow

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3 years 1 month ago #53211 by john
Hi Dave ,nice progress so far . Like your attitude in regards to retaining what the tree gives you to work with. To much seems to get removed to quickly with our natives. Cheers John.
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3 years 1 month ago #53234 by Matthew Allam
David,

Having watched this tree grow from simple nursery stock, to digging & recovery, the refined yet natural form you have established is a testament to your technical skill and vision for her future.

Thank you for taking her thru to this next stage, we look forward to seeing her again when the time comes. Just hope we don't change our mind ;)

Cheers
Matt & Col
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