1. G

    Satsuki azalea, health issue?

    Hello everyone, This is my first summer with this Yata no Kagami Satsuki Azalea and I am somewhat concerned about it's health. What do you think could be the cause of the spots on the underside of the leaves? Fungal issues? Too much water? I've been root watering it every other day, and...
  2. karen82

    When is the best time to repot Satsukis?

    I have two Satsuki, unknown variety, just the plain pink ones from Brussel's, that I got a few years ago. One I left alone, one I'm trying to make into an exposed root bonsai. Both have grown a lot and are badly in need of a pretty drastic cutback and repot. They are just finishing up a heavy...
  3. B

    Azalea Rescue

    Rescued yesterday one Azalea that was on my neighbours house in very bad shape. I cut back some of the brown stuff to encourage more growth, transplanted and cut back roots. Would she be safe? I guess so because I did a massive cut back on another Azalea on the end of winter and she is booming...
  4. PowerTap

    Hino Azalea #1

    Today I took a first cut (literally) at my Hino Chrimson Azalea. This is a $12 Costco find and my first azalea. Where I started. I only had a little time today, so my goal was take off the top soil and resolve some pinwheels/whols oh the trunk and primary branches. I already had some...
  5. Unearthed

    Advice on very old Azalea bush

    Hi All, I have this Azalea bush in my yard that I believe has a lot of potential to be a very unique, old bonsai with a few years of rehab. I live in 5b, but this bush is planted right next to the house in a brick built-in garden box... been here long before I bought the house. I think due to...
  6. FreshAirSunshine

    Azalea lacebug - preferred treatment

    My new azalea golden lights has gotten some of the tar specked leaves and white/clear with brown small bugs that I believe I’ve identified properly. Sprayed with insecticidal soap labeled to treat lacebug but looking to see if I should do more and what others experience dealing with this pest...
  7. J

    Help with Suzuki Azalea Bonsai

    Hello! I’m completely new to bonsai but I’ve done a lot of reading on Suzuki bonsai. I’ve had it for about 3-4 weeks now. I live in Chicago so that’s zone 6. I’ve been having issues with leaves falling off, originally my plant was in pretty harsh morning-early afternoon sunshine so I got a...
  8. S

    Some azaleas not budding after hard prune

    Hello, This year I did hard cutbacks on several of my azalea trees. I have 10 or so. Most of them have responded remarkably well, and are already covered with their post-bloom-cutback growth. The cutback was done back in early June/late May, after flowering. The problem I'm having is that...
  9. Deep Sea Diver

    New Book - Satsuki Azalea Bonsai by Rick Garcia

    Rick Garcia’s long awaited book, “Satsuki Azalea Bonsai” is open for pre orders today at Suiko Press ! Rick has been studying satsuki for many years. He is a Satsuki instructor certified by Mr Tatamori Gondo at the El Dorado Bonsai School in the 1990’s. Then went on to study with the...
  10. Rivian

    Just my short notes on interesting azaleas (with pictures)

    When I find some azaleas, mostly satsuki cultivars, that I think I might want to add to my collection, I will post notes on them here. Probably usually a picture I found on the internet and what I like about it or some of the info given with the images. As a beginner, who does not speak...
  11. S

    Collecting azaleas

    This thread in response to a request from @Deep Sea Diver for some documentation of transplanting azaleas. Feel free to add comments or other experiences. I have been involved in garden maintenance for a number of years. One client was a retirement village established in the 1970s. As part of...
  12. Rivian

    Irritated by azalea

    Two evergreen azalea cuttings. Thinn layer of bark came off during Winter, all around one of them and cracked on the other. As I understand azalea, surely thats terminal? But now theyre both actively growing and producing a small flower or two and shoots. I have the Galle book, and he does say...
  13. AnutterBonsai

    Azalea first styling from nursery

    Bought this one at the bonsai nursery about a year ago. I left it to grow unchecked for all its time at my place to let it get vigorous and ready for the repot and hard pruning I knew I would perform on it. it has now been 9 days since it’s first styling and little buds are budding out...
  14. Y

    First time wiring ever.

    This is my first time ever wiring anything so welcome so criticism and feedback! I’m going for a cascade as it’s my wife’s favorite style of bonsai. Starting to bring that right side down and pruned a big branch on the left. Trimmed down the middle area to get it shorter as it was very leggy so...
  15. Deep Sea Diver

    Wintering Over on Balconies, Window wells, etc… request for information.

    Greetings Folks! Presently I’ve ben doing research on successful wintering over strategies. At this point I’m particularly interested in bonsai hobbyists that are constrained by their wintering over area. Folks that use balconies, window wells etc and have come up with good, workable...
  16. L

    Lorax7 Azalea ‘Cascade’ #1

    Pruned hard when I brought it home from Home Depot. It’s bouncing back now (2021):
  17. L

    Lorax7 Azalea ’Karen’ #1 progression

    Brought it home from Home Starting to recover and push new growth: and immediately did a hard prune (2021): Starting to push new growth:
  18. L

    Lorax7 Azalea “Hershey’s Red” #1 progression

    As usual, I forgot to take a picture of the nursery stock before working on it. Here it is in bloom, early summer 2020: Fall 2021:
  19. L

    Lorax7 Gibraltar Azalea #1 progression

    Didn’t capture a picture of it before I worked on it and repotted it into a colander. Here it is in 2018: Fall 2021:
  20. Rivian

    Fungus on azalea trunk

    ?Hino Crimson? azalea with wavy leaves, thinking the fungus visible on the trunk is causing general sickness ID of the culprit? Other azaleas are fine
  21. AnutterBonsai

    My $13 azalea summer project [experiment]

    Found a pretty good sized Encore Azalea at Lowe’s yesterday and did a full bare root repot of it and some major pruning back to give primary structure definition. the purpose of this experiment is to see if it’ll endure the Texas summer heat in august. I only used a wooden chopstick to...
  22. AnutterBonsai

    What would you do? Azalea nursery stock

    Found a great nursery stock azalea today! Having trouble finding a design for it. Any ideas would be appreciated. 🤔 Thinking of cutting in half each branch to promote back budding lower in the trunk and pick get flower bulbs off. Also took off all the weeds growing on the surface.
  23. M

    Dug Up Wisteria

    Hi everyone. I just dug up this wisteria that my neighbor didn’t want. It’s very fat for a vine, but quite ugly. It’s about 8 inches wide at the base. Any styling suggestions? Should I just throw it out?
  24. AnutterBonsai

    Bare rooting or repotting nursery azalea

    Good morning all. I did some major pruning, maybe three months ago, on two nursery azaleas im developing for bonsai. They have budded pack prolifically (on one more than the other) and have been growing healthy. There is currently an issue in which I have noticed they both are quite root-bound...
  25. M

    Azalea style suggestions

    Hello, I have an azalea stump that I’m going to be transforming into bonsai. Pictured below is my desired front: Given that this is the front of the future bonsai, what styles would you guys recommend for me? I am not creative at all and I will not be able to create a beautiful tree...
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