back budding

  1. TGBentsze

    Too long branches - way for back budding?

    So, I bought this juniper last year, around october for really cheap. It's a nice one for a beginner, but the branches are sooo long, is there a way I can fix it? I tought about twisting them around, maybe coiling them up, but that's just too risky for me. How can I promote back budding? Should...
  2. czaczaja

    Olive Air Layer Advice

    I am planning to air layer my olive in spring and looking for some advice whether what I'm planning on doing is viable. I want to put the layering pod up as high as possible under the branches to end up with a nice short trunk on the layered tree. This will leave me with a tall trunk to later...
  3. Carapace

    Easy back-budding on Pinus Nigra

    I did an experiment this year, in late spring I plucked some specific needles from the young (5 years old from seed) trunk of an Austrian Black Pine (pinus nigra). I am not sure if this is anything new (it probably isn't) but in early autumn I looked at the places in which I did the plucking and...
  4. A

    How to get this ficus microcarpa to backbud

    I am new to this. How can i get back budding in the circled areas?
  5. anthony burce

    No Bifurcation

    When cutting back to two buds, I never get two buds growing. I only get one. What am I doing wrong? I follow Ryan Neils advice on fertilizing to get what I'm after which is good secondary branching. If I can't turn one branch into two, idk what I'm going to do with these guys.
  6. RhyleeRebecca

    Mugo Pine - back budding?

    Hello all, just got this teenie ugly duckling of a Mugo (Mountain) Pine for $14 but I think it has potential. My question is this: it has a cluster of stubs right at the center where the trunk thins out (see photos), is there an opportunity for those to back bud with this species? Or is it...
  7. M

    Recently collected Japanese boxwood after-care.

    Hi all, am I very new to bonsai so forgive any mistakes I might have made. I recently collected about 8 of what I think are Japanese boxwood. And was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on how to make sure they stay alive and well established. Here is a bit of context. I collected them...
  8. Rivian

    Do pines bud back from internodes?

    I dont know pines well. I saw one that was maybe 1.6m tall and the space between its whorls was up to 50cm. Pinus sylvestris I believe. But I think they can grow branches from all those goosebumps? So internodes are not a concern on Pines?
  9. Yugen

    Longevity of a compact branch: back buds and limits?

    I've come to a wall in my understanding of how, in the long run, to have a branch with compact foliage. By compact foliage I don't mean ramification, per say. I'm referring to having foliage on a branch that is closer to the trunk of the tree as opposed to growth near the tips of branches. I...
  10. KP45

    Ficus- Any advice for a beginner?

    Hi, so I've owned this tree for about five years now, and I think it's about ten years old (said it was a 5 year old bonsai on the tag when purchased). At first it was just a nice little addition for the kitchen windowsill- but I've grown attached to it and would like to be able to shape it and...
  11. WesternGrower

    Spruce Backbudding

    Well it would appear that I've managed to get my Blue Spruce to backbud, but only on one branch. Its worth noting, I didnt do anything special and I wasnt trying to get it backbud either. Do you think these buds will mature and open up this season? I see smaller buds forming on the hardened off...
  12. Cliff D

    Good Juniper material?

    Hi, I am new to bonsai and found a local nursery owner who has a large number of old variegated junipers. They have beautiful trunks and nice curves, but they were crowded in together and have long spindly branches. The issue is that I don't know how hard it will be to get back budding. How long...
  13. PiñonJ

    White Fir (Abies concolor) fall collection

    Collected this Abies concolor last weekend. I had seen it in the spring and passed it up because the buds were already opened. Here's the current front. Here's the right side. Something killed the top and everything on this side. There was new growth on that side in the spring, which was...
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