Sometimes I work on nursery trees, sometimes I work on client’s trees……and sometimes if I’ve been a really good boy I get to work on my own trees. Hopefully these regular visits will give you an insight into what goes on behind closed doors……….
Studio Stories – A Tale of Three Junipers (Part Three)
Part one of this series was posted on 24th June 2013 and introduced the three similar Juniper Chinensis which had arrived in the studio for re-styling. Part two was posted on the 10th July.
This tree was really bushy at the apex and would need some extensive thinning out. A substantial branch on one side presented itself as a potential new trunk line.
Dean wanted to replant the styled tree with a rock and create a dramatic landscape scene.
There were still a lot of branches left on the tree to be wired and positioned. It really is amazing how you can remove so much foliage from a tree and still finish up with a styled tree that is almost as big as what you started with.
The tree looks well in it’s new shallow oval pot and will look even better once it is landscaped with an underplanting of moss. Once again a mix of 50/50 akadama and bims was used.
Three similar size bushy junipers all in need of a styling, all with their own particular problems to overcome. The result is three very different trees, each with their own individual character and now showing excellent potential for further development and refinement.