Bonsai Noodle Soup

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

I warned you.

Here it is.

The soup post. Well….with a few junipers thrown in, but there’s definitely soup. Chicken noodle soup to be precise.

First, let’s start with the tree.

A juniperus chinensis “something or other”. It’s not a parsonii, I’m pretty sure. The needles are a bit too wispy.

It’s been said that the foliage pads on this type of juniper will never get dense enough to be satisfying, and that’s entirely possible. But the deadwood and movement are awesome, so I won’t be throwing it on the burn pile just yet. I’ve had it really dense at one point and I’m sure I can get it there again. More sun I think. Or I’ll resort to grafting.

This post actually takes place over three days. Day one: clean and lime sulphur the deadwood. Remove the old wire…..

It’s cutting in there bad. And, as I unwire, clean…

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