I got this little Chinese Juniper in 2010 from a great chap called Bob Snaith.He was clearing out his collection and I got this one at a great price. He supplied me with the first photo below. He’d bought the tree from a chap called Micky Paice who had bought it from Windybank Bonsai back in 1999. Always nice to know the provenance of a tree.
This was it in 2010 as I bought it.
I repotted it and let it sit for a year to gain strength. I then explored the idea of chopping it back to the first branch as I didn’t particularly like the contrived trunk line.
This was it repotted into a smaller pot the following Spring 2012 I think.
It’s been tweaked a few times since then but a few weeks ago I decided to fine wire it and transfer it into a new pot I picked up at Bonsai Europa. This is it prior to wiring.
The new pot and chop mark, Yamaaki.
and now after repotting and a new coat of jin seal applied.
Nice example of less is more! Bryan😁
Nice job Ian,the tree and pot looks great 😉
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Here’s a nice progression of taking a tree from a cookie cutter shape to something a little less contrived.