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  1. Tmcd009

    Urban/Budget Bonsai Thread?

    Hi all, I was just thinking...maybe it would be a good idea to start a thread for people with limited space and/or budget! Post how-tos for DIY small benches and pots, plus other good sources for getting started with a limited space, as well as limited bonsai related resources nearby. I have a...
  2. M

    Gardenia rapidly dying please assist

    I received this plant a few weeks ago. I've been watering it every 2-3 days as recommended. It sits on my desk in a room with big windows-- but no direct sunlight. It's losing its leaves quickly--they're yellowing and growing spots. I have no idea why, but one theory is that even at night here...
  3. Angela

    Acacia Advice, Please?

    Hi there! So I'm not sure if there's a forum for this, so sorry if I'm messing this up ... This is my first ever bonsai. My parents got it for me. It's an Acacia, though I'm not sure what type -- it has thorns and the bark of the trunk has an almost feathery texture - it's soft and if you...
  4. G

    Amur Maple seedlings! Bonsai noobie

    Hello everyone! I'm super happy I found this forum. Any advice is greatly needed. So I got some maple seeds online and I left them in the fridge for two months, starting in July. I took them out on the 12th of September and two of the three seeds I put in there have sprouted! I'm keeping them...
  5. M

    Muck/Keto

    hello im new to this page i found it by looking up how to make muck. i tried on with terracotta clay sphagnum moss and peat and just as a test i put a small desert fig into a muck ball and left it out. even watering everyday the ball has gone rock hard and i dont see the plant living. do i have...
  6. Mr. Green

    Indoor Bonsai for Beginners

    Hi guys, Since I am completely new to this forum, I will give a quick intro: I am 23, German/French/Italian, studying in the Netherlands. I have always had a love for growing things, especially in early high school. After a few months of not being active on that side, my passion for plants has...
  7. Jonny Robertz

    Help! I'm new to bonsai and Worried!

    Hello everyone, I am really new to bonsai and I'm having some trouble with my medium sized Chinese Elm. My wife ordered it for me online from a reputable shop and the tree showed up in amazing condition. It was full, green and beautiful! I have had the tree for about 5 weeks now and within the...
  8. M

    Brush Cherry shriveling

    I bought this tree from a local nursery about a month ago. It looked really healthy when I bought it, but now all the leaves are very dry and shriveling. I have been watering almost every day when i notice the soil getting dry(not completley dry). I repotted it about 3 days after I bought it...
  9. M

    Pruning advice...

    I went out yesterday and bought this juniper and did a little pruning on it but I didn't want to get too carried away without asking for some advice... After
  10. M

    English boxwood

    I purchased an english boxwood from homedepot today. I figured it would be a good chance to practice some pruning and wiring techniques and I won't be too upset if I end up killing it or it looks terrible, but you have to start somewhere. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Repot...
  11. M

    Pruning/wiring ideas?

    Went to home depot today and bought a alberta spruce. It cost about $9. I began to prune and thin it out a bit but not sure where to go from here. I figured it would be a good chance to practice some pruning and wiring techniques and I won't be too upset if I end up killing it or it looks...
  12. M

    Juniper advice

    Just bought a juniper from homedepot today. It cost about $9. Along with 2 other plants but I will post them elsewhere. I figured it would be a good chance to practice some pruning and wiring techniques and I won't be too upset if I end up killing it or it looks terrible, but you have to start...
  13. B

    What are the easiest species to grow from seed?

    So I'm still quite new to bonsai, only started last year mostly (killed some stuff before then). So I have a pretty small collection of trees that are very far from becoming bonsai. Anyway, I was wondering what species I can grow from seed in the meantime. So what species are the easiest? My...
  14. M

    Brush Cherry Advice

    I just bought this brush cherry from a local nursery. I repotted it 2 days ago with a basic bonsai soil and some basic bonsail fertilizer pellets since the soil it was in retained waaaay too much water and was definitely going to drown it. I like in nebraska and it gets hot and muggy so I leave...
  15. Celeste

    Failing Ficus

    I started my thread in the chinese elms...but my tree was quickly identified as a ficus (and then of course I remembered that was indeed the correct name). I'm about as beginner as it gets...can you tell? The Elm peoples have been incredibly helpful (see original thread...
  16. Celeste

    HELP! tree dying VERY quickly!

    I've got a Ficus. I've had it for about 6 months...soaking it every 3 days for 5 -10min. I live in Utah so it's VERY dry here. Anyways 2 days ago I watered as usual...then just added new soil to the TOP of it. And that's all I've done....and all the leaves are dropping, the new growth has...
  17. Ceijay

    Noob with a wisteria

    Six years old. Grown from a seed. Should I make it a bonsai??? Just gonna keep this short and sweet and I'll answer any questions about them in the comments should anyone be interested. Also I have a mountain of questions of my own as usual. Anyway I don't wanna sound rude or lazy but...
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