Finishing January Re-potting With An Old California Juniper


January has been a ticking clock of work that must be done this month. Today, I finally took on the last major re-potting of the month. Everything else can wait til February and warming temperatures. This month, I had to complete the California Juniper.  The California Juniper is an old legacy tree that has been in some state of bonsai for over 40 years. It was recently taken to a rehab area and got much stronger before I purchased the tree from the caretaker two years ago. This tree has not been root-worked by me until today so I found some surprises.  I had taken the tree to my sensei and we were determined to re-pot with a change of angle. All of the branch wiring was done a few months ago. The angle was marked with chopsticks so I could complete it today.  I had also wanted to change…

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