bonsai beginner

  1. U

    Sugestions for this Japanese quince?

    Ive wired them into a semi cascade earlier in the summer. Just feeling a bit reluctant, should I keep going or aim for a different style?
  2. M

    Silk Mimosa seedlings

    Hi again everyone, I have another question this time about my silk mimosa seedlings I have 8 seedlings that all sprouted around the same time. 4 out of the 8 have these spots on them and 1 of them appears to have just stopped growing but is still green and the stock is a lot thicker than any...
  3. M

    Please help. Why is my Olive Bonsai Tree Dying?

    I recently purchased an olive bonsai tree for a great deal on Instagram from a small, unknown company. The tree was shipped bare-rooted with sand soil, so I repotted it in the largest bonsai pot I own with an inorganic mix of pumice and akadama. There is still some green under the bark, so there...
  4. J

    Advice for first time planting

    Hi, I‘ve bought and have a few other bonsais but recently purchased a few seeds and wanted to try my hand at growing new ones from seed. I’m just unsure if there’s a soil that would suit them best during this process and then when they’re big enough to be potted in with their suitable soil...
  5. T

    Serissa heavy wiring, all leafs turn dark and droppy. Is it going to go dead or?

    Few days ago just did quite a heavy wiring bending on my well grown serissa. Will it survive?
  6. S

    My Brazilian Raintree is super sad with some crispy leaves. What am I doing wrong?!

    Sorry in advance if I am posting this thread to the wrong place, this will be my first post here. I live in Orlando, FL and keep my trees on a West facing, enclosed patio, so they get about 5 hours of sunlight a day. I recently purchased my second BRT close to three weeks ago. I will try to...
  7. D

    Murisaki Kiyohime Bonsai

    I’m new to Bonsai and I got a Murisaki Kyohime. I know I need to prune it and shape it, but frankly, I look at it and don’t even know which branches I should prune, I’m going nutz here. Any help will be highly appreciated 🙏
  8. In_Two_Worlds

    Newbie Question: identify and care (pics attached)

    I have recently purchased my first little bonsai. I have always admired the diversity in how they can be pruned and shaped and felt a deep respect for bonsai tree owners . I am really wanting to research what type of bonsai I aquired, so I can learn how to give it a prosperous, life. Any...
  9. NoobKing

    Noob tries to Bonsai : How do I start? (Cherry Blossoms)

    Hello kind Bonsai nerds of the internet! I have came across this beautiful hobby and am interested in trying it out. Currently I have my eyes set on growing a Cherry Blossom Bonsai, because I think they look really nice. I was wondering if anyone could help me get started and point me in the...
  10. M

    BRT Help please

    In April my BRT looked great (see pictures) or at least I thought it did. Now it is dropping leaves constantly and seems to be drying out on the ends of the branches (also see pictures). I have had it inside since I got it in February as our weather is unpredictable. I honestly water it once or...
  11. C

    Advice for Jacaranda tree

    I grew this Jacaranda tree from a seed. Its about a year old now and about a meter long. I keep it indoor year log because it is fairly cold where I live, I water it when one centimeter of the soil is dry and recently got a grow light. How do you guys think I am doing so far? Any advice would be...
  12. Y

    So cal Bonsai people

    Looking to meet some people around here into the hobby! Definitely looking for someone to maybe buy some extra material off of if anyone has extra! Doesn’t even have to be good quality I just need more plants to work with! Also looking for clubs
  13. K

    Mame Bonsai making

    Bonsai is an Art of Making Plants small and giving them a form of natural look to the plant. It's a skilled art and how Nature Plays a main role in shaping plants. In Bonsai Art Plants are acquiring a Tree shape in masters hands just like in Nature. We are trying to keep our Bonsai Plants as...
  14. Kodama

    Yew - First Initial Styling

    Just recently finished the 1st initial structure styling of this Yew. Here's a before and after. I know it's really basic and needs trimmed and detail wiring but that can wait. Thinking I should let it recover all next year and do repot in 23. It was a learning experience for sure. Definitely...
  15. LunaticTree

    Yamadori Construction side collection

    Check thoose out! As a Landscapegardener I regulary come across unwnated Trees and saplings, those two here have ben at a recent constructioin site and have ben dug up before they came with the bulldozer to eliminate whatever was left of the Trees. As you can see they are a little bit "sad"...
  16. A

    Dug up boxwood - will this work?

    So I came across this woman offering her boxwood for free as long as they dug them out themselves. I've wanted to attempt a boxwood bonsai for a while but have zero experience. Before I waste my time, can anyone give me their opinion on the material I dug up? I had to cut off a lot of material...
  17. Syedabrar

    Mugo pine from nursery stock

    Saw this mugo at the Lowes today, priced at $120. Its pricey for me, any ideas if it will be a good bonsai specimen, new to bonsai world.
  18. B

    Starting a Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) that has overgrown on one side

    This is a 2-3 year old Bodhi tree grown from a cutting. So far I have let it grow naturally but due to overgrowth on one side it is definitely time to start pruning/wiring etc. It will be my first time doing so, so really keen to get advice. The overgrown branch was hanging down and getting...
  19. A

    Help me save Fukien Tea Bonsai

    Hello! My friend gave me this beautiful Fukien Tea Tree bonsai. This is my first ever plant. It was healthy a few days ago - the leaves were complete and a beautiful shade of green. My bonsai mentor said to put it in the sun a few hours a day but I think I burnt it. I found black spots on...
  20. A

    Any Good Advice on Bonsai Forests?

    Hello! I am somewhat new to Bonsai and I have been practicing for a few years now. I live in zone 10a in West Palm Beach, Fl. I have a desire to create another Bonsai Forest, but what thinking of doing an evergreen style look. I understand our local pines have too long of needles, so I was...
  21. 1John 3:16

    In the beginning...

    Hello all! This is my 3rd attempt at bonsai, unforseen circumstances didn't allow for a bonsai garden. Now, I have 1 Carolina Cypress, 1 Japanese Red Maple and some Lemon and Apple tree seeds, some already in a pot others germinating. I do understand the Carolina Cypress isn't one that is...
  22. cmsheehan

    Newly collected Yamadori Pine

    Hello everyone! Thanks so much for accepting me to the team... I mean group;) So I recently collected this beautiful pine from Massachusetts, right near the ocean. I believe it’s either a Scott’s Pine or Pitch Pine, possibly a Japanese Black Pine. I successfully transferred her into a new pot...
  23. H

    Seeking advice for Tucson, AZ newb

    I’m new to this world and to Tucson. My husband gifted me a Bonsai hobby for Christmas because I have been talking about it for years. After reading many threads I have found a local nursery to visit. My first question is what type of trees can we grow here? I have found so many different tree...
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