little shimpaku

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little shimpaku

Postby demps » November 20th, 2018, 4:57 pm

Hi everyone

Here is a before/after of a shimpaku I recently purchased from Chris up at Red Dragon Bonsai (go check out his nursery if your around the goldy!) At first I thought id give it a crack and style my tree as a kind of windswept twin trunk :?..kinda didn't work how I wanted it too so the initial styling resulted in this, I'm pretty happy with it although not sure about the jin as it kind of takes your eye away from the main trunk (which I also thought doesn't sit well with the rest of the tree as it is the thickest part and the curve looks a little funky). Let me know your thoughts and inputs! always greatly appreciated.



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Re: little shimpaku

Postby TimS » November 20th, 2018, 5:57 pm

I like what you're doing there, though i don't grow much juniper anymore due to skin irritation from the needles so what i can contribute to juniper discussions is very limited.

the jin on the truck is a really nice touch too
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Re: little shimpaku

Postby Boics » November 20th, 2018, 9:24 pm

My thoughts are that your main trunks Right hand branch is far too big.
I think the RH branch should be your apex.

I'd then manipulate the 2nd trunk foliage upwards to fill the gap a bit and to work in harmony as a twin trunk.

I'm not overly fussed on the jin but typically speaking when it's gone it's gone!
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