This Common Juniper (Juniperus communis var depressa) makes its home at the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum's North American pavilion. It was donated to the Museum by Jack Douthitt.
I picked it out of a large selection of impressive bonsai at the Museum for a couple reasons. First, it's not a shape or style you see everyday and second, I don't think I've ever seen a Depressa variety Common juniper. It's a ground hugging variety that apparently grows here in Vermont (I'll keep my eyes open) and ranges throughout the colder regions of the Northern hemisphere (including Greenland)
If you've never visited the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum I recommend you put it on your calendar right away. And if you need more incentive than phenomenal bonsai in a beautiful setting, then we've got some stimulating special events for you...
Bask in the Beauty of Bonsai. Multiple dates, including October 3rd at the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
Drawing Bonsai with Artist Tina Thieme Brown. September 14th at the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
Yoga amongst the Bonsai. September 28th at the U.S. National Bonsai & Penjing Museum
Here's another distinctive Juniper you can enjoy when you visit the North American pavilion. It's a Prostrate juniper (Juniperus horizentalis var Prostrate) that was donated by Kaz and Kiyo Yoneda