Staying with cascades: How to avoid sitting with a trees that has no potential.


Here is a tree that I have been busy with for almost five years now. Its been a struggle as you can see in the photo above. When I bought this tree I did not have the slightest idea how to work with Junipers. I just wanted a Juniper as everyone in the bonsai community said that they were the king of bonsai trees and that you needed to have at least one in your collection. I decided to write this blog to address the two major mistakes I made and to help others avoid them.

I would like to urge new bonsai artist out there to keep their collection as small as possible. Rather test multiple techniques on one tree and get comfortable with one species before moving to the next. When in dought ask a bonsai artist in your region for advice. I know nothing gets the blood…

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