My first ever attempt at styling a tree using wire. This juniper was obtained from a nursery in 1993.
By 1995 this was the best I had managed. An interesting piece of rock had crossed my path and joined the composition.
Over the following years work consisted of regular deep pruning and thinning once every autumn and trying to balance the vigour in all of the pads. Following the unsuccessful use of several different pots I put the tree on this slab by Brian Albright.
This is 2002. Finally the trees vigor is balanced. Over the winter I completely wired all of the tertiary branches and placed each rosette of foliage in its own space. The branching, when viewed from beneath is exquisite. The slab planting has matured very nicely and evokes a wonderful feeling of landscape. By Far my favorite tree, we have come a long way together.