I have posted this tree before in How To Bend a Western Juniper. Now, several months later I was tasked to finish the job.
On October 31st I completed my 9th and final Bonsai Intensive with Boon Manakitivipart. For this Western Juniper (Juniperus occidentalis) we had initially bent the tree in May 2009. I finished styling and wiring the tree during my last Intensive.
Here's the tree before work started in May 2009, and again after work was completed at that time.
Well fed and ready for the next step. October 2009.
Giving this tree some style. October 2009.
Top view of the wired branches. October 2009.
All wired up and styled with a new planting angle. October 2009.
Me, Boon, and the newly styled tree. October 2009.