Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rocky Mountain Juniper #3

Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus scopulorum, collected in Colorado in 1995, first image of 1999, pot by Petra Tomlinson. They really grow slowly.



Daisetz said...

Hello Mr. Pall,

this is a nice tree! But there is a little detail that bugs me. The direction lines of the yins don't cross or met each other near the tree. Is there a special purpose for this?
Wouldn't it be better if you bend the upper yin down and bend the lower yin up so the direction lines are parallel or even crossing in the upper right part of the tree? (Is it actually possible to bend the yins?)
I am still a beginner and I want and have to learn a lot. Please forgive me if I was impolite or ignorant.


Walter Pall said...


I personally want the direction lines to NOT cross but rather to go out into universe and leave a clearly open space. If anything the upper jin should be moved upwards to enlarge the open space. But this is just a question of personal taste.

Daisetz said...

Ok, thank you very much for your answer.

Chris Glanton said...

Walter, taking off that much foliage, do you ever have it revert to juvenile foliage? This is something I'm still trying to get a handle on.

Walter Pall said...

sometimes, yes. This tree had that little foliage since a couple of years and did not revert to juvenile foliage. It's a gamble.

Chris G. said...

Thanks Walter, glad I'm not alone in this happening. You have an extremely good sense of how far you can work a tree and get away with it. Maybe in 20 yrs I'll have the same ability ;))