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    Best Tree for Beginner

    I asked yesterday at my Bonsai Society's workshop with Ryan Neil and and others piped up without much thought and said Japanese Black Pine. I wanted to run it past you guys and see if you agree and if not, what is the best tree for a beginning with a Bonsai Society's input and help. Hey that...
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    Magnolia for Bonsai??

    My wife has taken an interest in Bonsai and is attending a workshop with me this weekend. I think this is great because I kind of got caught up in her orchid growing to a small degree. She want to know and would like to Bonsai a Southern Magnolia. She thinks she can find one at HD or sone...
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    My learning tree

    From a newer newbie, you won't make the journey without taking that first step. Congratulations and you have a nice juniper there, i am impressed and inspired, thank you very much for sharing, Phillip C
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    Some bonsai advice from experience for a noob........

    I joined The Atlanta Bonsai Society last spring and have been to two workshops. Even though I am just now learning how to wire, the workshops are a ton of fun. Everyone there, from the most experienced to those newer than I am has a blast working on their trees and listening to the master...
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    Live oak skeleton

    Rockm, think I will move our discussion of live oaks and native trees over here. 175 pounds or that tree - amazing, I am 51 and am sure I would have to have some help with that. I haven't read up on the trees native to the South, but from what it sounds like there might not be written about...
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    First Trident

    Hot a great progressive post. I am new (started last Spring) and have a trident in a nursery pot now. I have learned a great deal from these posts and am ready to do some work with mine this coming spring. Also, to use a word I learned yesterday, the tree seems to have great nebari judging...
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    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    I say this because ne one who has ever been in my home can tell you I read incessantly about bonsai and have a true love of any literature on the subject.... printed or paper of computer screen... :) Now that I have completely highjacked my own post, I do believe that I have mastered one of...
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    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    I say this because ne one who has ever been in my home can tell you I read incessantly about bonsai and have a true love of any literature on the subject.... printed or paper of computer screen... :) Now that I have completely highjacked my own post, I do believe that I have mastered one of...
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    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    Delete me
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    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Rockm, that is a great tree, looks fine cut back and I imagine it was amazing prior to the trim. Where did you get this stock, or did you collect it from the wild. I would love to have one of those in my collection. I grow on a small deck, so I would have to ditch a few things for one, but...
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    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    Kirk, I hate to hear that the study group has disbanded, really bad news. If you could PM me with the names of some of the BC guys hopefully with their e-mail or phone numbers I would be forever in your debt. Are you a BC man? I hated to miss the Rodney Clemons workshop, but spent October in...
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    Bald Cypress Butt and Bole question and Fall foliage shot

    JKL that is a beautiful BC How old is it. Mine is about 40-45 years old. Mine is going for the flat top, mature Cypress look and is along way down that road. Mine was collected outside of Brunswick, GA, sown south GA over by the coast. I really like your scaring (jin?) that looks very real...
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    Bald Cypress Forest

    Thanks Stacy, just having a plan on what to do with them next Spring feels good. I am leaning toward separating them into grow boxes with different soil mixes for differing rates of growth. 1 square foot and 8 inches deep, I bet some of my old nursery pots could work for this. Plenty of...
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    New to Bonsai, right? What is Nebari?

    Ang3, Thank you for your post. It's been a while since my undergraduate days, so thee is plenty of refreshing to be done there, but I do have a grasp on how to grow trees basically. I'm not sure, but it's safe to say that I was taught nothing of nebari or any other Japanese concepts. I...
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