I like the natural, almost untouched feeling of this tree. Here's what Michael Hagedorn wrote about it.... "Foemina Juniper styled in the manner of a needle juniper, taking two yearly trims with a good cleaning out of detritus from the pad interiors. Old tree from California, begun decades ago by Shig Miya."
Continuing with yesterday’s ‘Bonsai Stories,‘ we’ve got a few more of Michael Hagedorn’s trees and their short stories. You can follow Michael on facebook or, for more in depth stories on most of his trees, you can visit his website/blog.
Unlike the tree above, this sign of human interaction is obvious. Here's Michael's caption.... "A trip down memory lane...work from my apprenticeship. This photo is from the Kokufu show, I think it was #80, my last year with Suzuki in 2006. I hope the tree is doing well."
Michael again... "I collected this Rocky Mountain Juniper and initially styled it with the help of my first apprentice Bobby Curttright. Recently I turned it around to this front with the help of current apprentice Andrew Robson. I fear the arrival of another apprentice will force a third front choice and exasperate an already dizzy tree."