Mirai and Eisei-en coincidentally posted this week on instagram, two semi-cascade Sierra junipers grafted with Kishu foliage.
This one is Mirai’s
This one is Eisei-en’s
We can of course talk about design considerations, which I think are similar given the current stage of the trees. I just wanted to note that the live vein of the sierra juniper at Mirai has a nice dark red color, compared to the one of Eisei-en, which is more red-brown as in other type of junipers. My initial guess is that this is related to the genetic of the tree, but since other Sierras at Mirai have the same dark red color, I am wondering if maybe this is due to a live vein cleaning technique used at Mirai. Any thoughts?