Root Over Rock Juniper

Another one of Stephen’s brought on Saturday. This one a Common Juniper. We wanted to make a few changes to the longer branch cascading down over the rock. The over all image was not that exciting at this point.

You’ll also see Stephen here frantically weeding before I got the camera out, or so he thought 🙂

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This is it after a shortening of that branch and a general thinning out. However the cascading branch visually looks as if it goes towards the back and the left hand side of the tree looks very flat.

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This is the tree rotated slightly which improves the image for me, however the shape of the rock means that it would never fit in the pot at that angle.

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Therefore we wired the cascading branch more to the front and also added a guy line that pulls the apex round to a better position, therefore creating the same image without the rotation.

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We failed to get a photo after we added a little Cotoneaster to the bottom left of the rock. Next step will be a full wiring, but not now 🙂