Good to hear our winter tips were effective
In the interest of continuity perhaps you could post a few new pics into your [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4058&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30]original thread[/url] about this tree, Perhaps a photoshop graphic/edit also about where your going with it...
1) With the spring rains, should I still be monitoring how much water my tree gets, or should I leave him out on the deck throughout the wet season?
The real question is this: Do you have well draining soil? How moisture retentive your soil is has everything to do with the answer to this question.
Junis do not appreciate being drowned [A continual long term overly wet condition] by any means.
2) When pruning a juniper, how much should I take off at one time, to avoid causing the tree to go into shock? I know exactly the shape I want, its merely a question of now getting it to that point.
One word my man: Pictures, We need pictures.
. This refers to hard pruning.
Best to wait a month after the new growth appears to start pinching [No scissors on the foliage as it causes it to brown], You have to leave enough foliage that the branch will not die back [Presuming it is one your keeping].
And happy spring!!!!!
Right back at you