Memory Lane – Cascade Juniper February 2013

Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event…..be inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow. I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.
Memory Lane – Cascade Juniper February 2013

This tree came from the sales bench into the studio for a makeover. The live veins and deadwood had been cleaned up and all the branches wired.

The way the live vein wraps around the deadwood is very interesting and needed to be exposed. In styling the tree I had to make the foliage mass more compact and several branches had to be removed.

You can clearly see the difference between the weaker inner foliage which was removed and the stronger greener foliage around the exterior. A thin shari was also opened up on the lower trunk.

This really was a big improvement and well worth the effort.

 

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