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Juniper Grove from Leftovers
Junipers have long been a bonsai staple and are not likely to diminish anytime soon. The juniper family of trees and shrubs is full of species that we have all seen and used, most notably the Shimpaku (Juniperus chinensis var sargentii ‘Shimpaku’), Japanese garden juniper (Juniperus procumbens ‘nana’), and varieties of American native trees. They are all quite nice and will make spectacular bonsai given their ‘beefy’ nature of growth, but they are usually seen as individual bonsai.
A number of years ago, I was on one of my many plant exploration escapades searching for plant material to propagate I visited a local graveyard. Yeah, I know, that sounds weird but over the years I have found some pretty interesting species and older cultivars of plants that are no longer.....