So here we are with tree #2
and it sort of looks a bit worse than tree # 1 as far as having any bonsai potential. I’m sure you can tell that I’ll probably be doing this one in a cascade style, simply because that’s what most people would do with this one, although if it were mine I probably wouldn’t style it that way. It has a somewhat tendency to want to be a cascade, but it also looks like we’re taking the easy way out in styling it this way simply because the trunk is already leaning over somewhat.
Here’s another view from a different angle.
Again as with the last tree we need to look deep inside to see what will stay and what will be cut off.
So here we go, everything on the left will be removed so as to expose a good portion of the trunk.
By leaning the tree a bit to a different angle I can see if there is any potential in styling it this way.
We also need to do like the last tree and cut off any downward hanging foliage.
We’re just about there now after doing much nipping and branch removal.
Finally ready to start applying our wire and give it the style we’ve been looking for.
Again we’ll be applying wire through the drainage holes to secure the tree to the pot.
And here we are with our finished cascade juniper. As I mentioned with tree # 1, I’ll be using an oversize plastic pot for this one also. It might look a bit out of place for now, but patience and time will allow the person who gets this tree to be able to pot it into a smaller nicer cascade pot down the road and have a healthy happy tree also.