In August of 2018, I received my very first Rocky Mountain Juniper. I purchased it from Todd Schlafer of First Branch Bonsai at the Midwest Bonsai Society‘s August show. I was using it as a workshop tree with Master Naoki Maeoka. The following will be my failings and the progression of the tree under my care.
This image is of when I first got it back to the hotel room. This tree was probably three or four times bigger than I have thought. It's a massive tree. It may or may not have tipped over coming out of the elevator. It almost didn’t fit inside with me.
This is a bad image of me trying to give some sort of scale with my hand to show how massive this tree’s foliage is.
The workshop was fine. I go into these types of workshops just to get an idea of what to do. I prefer to work at home or in my hotel room away from everyone else. I can work at my own slow pace without people interrupting me or judging me. To be honest, I just love to toss on some tunes and jam out and lose myself in the tree. I am too distracted in a workshop setting.
The following photos are from the workshop in August of 2018 with Naoki Maeoka.