Revisiting a Cascade Juniper-
Here’s a Rocky Mountain Juniper some of you might recognize…collected by Randy Knight, and styled about three years ago into a cascade.
The tree has been repotted since the initial styling, and it was rewired last week. This post is a photo essay of that rewiring…
Before rewiring: Rocky Mountain Juniper having grown for several years after its initial styling
This live vein has died back a bit…
…removing the dead area of the dieback. It is rather common after styling a juniper to have some reduction of the live vein.
A thick jin…
…and removing some of the uninteresting right side of the jin to make it less clunky.
The first potting left us with a larger mound than we really wanted, so we brought down the mound a bit. And we’ll likely take it back a bit more in the future.
Front. Needs a better pot, but the size is about right. The upper right jin has been thinned down a touch. There are a lot of swoopy jins, and we used that same roundish/enclosing feeling in the placement of the foliage pads, rather than making a stable triangle out of them. Which isn’t exactly textbook, but I enjoy giving cascades a less stable feeling, so we did it anyhow. It was a fun tree to work with and quite unusual for its intricate, twisting, and very old ‘bones’.