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Return of ‘The Fish’…

Nice project from Michael

Michael Hagedorn

…which could either be a salmon returning up a river, or simply a bad movie title…?

It’s neither. The Fish is yet another convenient, somewhat silly, ‘name’ for a Rocky Mountain Juniper that was featured here over a year ago when it was first styled. We did a three-part, real-time posting of it back then:

http://crataegus.com/2013/08/20/big-juniper-project-the-fish-part-i/

http://crataegus.com/2013/08/21/big-juniper-project-the-fish-part-ii/

http://crataegus.com/2013/08/22/big-juniper-project-the-fish-part-iii-finis/

We let The Fish grow for a year to gain a bit of momentum for repotting this spring. It’s been an odd coincidence that whenever we have a big project going on, Matt Reel shows up in the studio. I don’t recall any organization about it, but he arrives promptly when something is about to happen. Hope you enjoy the photos!

DSC_0171 Bobby Curttright taking apart the box of The Fish…

DSC_0187 …and beginning root work. The styling of this tree left the box at a ridiculous angle, so the rootwork was rather invasive on…

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