This is Rick’s tree in Boon’s work shop getting ready for the East Bay Bonsai Show. It is a medium size tree. Rick has done some good work here.
But there is also something else that makes this a desired tree. It has curves. It is hard to find a small Sierra Juniper with curves and good shari. If you can collect or buy one, hold onto it!
Here is Peter T. with is his prize winning tree (Midori Bonsai Club Show two posts down). It was hight time for repotting, because a tree well taken care of puts out lots of roots.
The picture below shows a good job of placing branches. When you go to bonsai shows, you can learn a lot about the skill of the artist by looking that the branch placements from below.
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Bonsai before lunch: Below, same bonsai after lunch. What do you like better, all the flowers or a bonsai on its way to refinement?