Dug-in Young Bonsai Juniper Nursery Stock Check-in (Not ready for pruning) - October 2020
Yesterday, I posted a photo and talked about this 'unknown Juniper' that is in a large container on our patio. In that post, I mentioned the other two Junipers that I have in the ground - Youngstown and Chinese. I bought them as small $5 nursery stock from Home Depot and at kept them around the patio all season while I tried (it was hard) to NOT prune them too much. My goal is to work them into tree-form as I learn (just a little bit) about bonsai. I've documented my "bonsai journey" over the past few years on the blog and you can find those posts here. I've learned (and killed) from one tree and have tried to be patient.
At the end of the season, I read that it is smart to dig them into the ground to overwinter them in their containers (people do this with all sorts of bonsai pots). So, that's what I did: dug up a couple of holes, stuck the junipers - pots and all - directly in the ground, covered them and tried to mulch them in with leaves. Well...I was lazy and just simply left them in the ground this year.
Here, below, is a of photo showing these two:
Below is another photo showing both of these as they stand right now - in early October in the garden diary.