1. B

    Is my Bonsai dead?

    Hi! Pretty new to bonsai and plants overall! Got this beauty as a gift, and have been doing my best to take care of it, however, because of how I work I am away from home at times. The plant was taken care of but some how grew mold. This was about three months ago and worked to get it off. Now...
  2. jbhampton31

    Large Tridents Please Help!

    I am a beginning my 2nd yr in bonsai. I purchased these trident maples from a widow of a club member who has passed. I got these trees late last spring and I am looking for help on how best to get these trees back on a path towards becoming bonsai. Trident #1 has 3 trunks and a big calloused...
  3. Bard4Life

    Chinese Elm Suggest Away!

    I recently received this Chinese Elm via an online auction. I’m well aware of the preparations and patience it takes for a while to allow this tree to get back into a proper growth. However, if you were gifted this tree, what steps would you take and/or what experimentation would you take...
  4. P

    Lava rock style pot test run

    Hi all, Thought I'd share my first attempt at a bespoke container for one of my trees this coming spring. A little winter project in preparation. Any criticism or advice would be appreciated.
  5. Japanese Privet 1/20/24

    Japanese Privet 1/20/24

    I've pruned it back a few times but has a little more growth.
  6. MattE

    Portulacaria Help please!

    Hey all just a question for you. This is a PA I just bought and it was sold with out a pot. He gave it to me In a Gritty but wet mix. I originally put it in that pot with the mix for a day till I got my regular bonsai mix ( pumice ,lava,DE and bark) it's root ball wasn't huge but it did have...
  7. MattE

    One hell of a deal PA

    Hey all... Seen this PA for sale he wanted 200 with a pot. I didn't like it cascade and I didn't realize how big it was. So i ended up buying it for 100 bucks woth out the pot and put it informal upright in this red pot. I'm so fricken happy I can't wait to develop this into a massive beauty...
  8. N

    Japanese Black Pine

    Hi All! I have a japanese black pine that I have planted in the ground in San Diego now nearing the end of fall. I'm hoping to keep it in the ground as niwaki. I was trying to create some curves, but the main trunk may be a little too thick. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to lop...
  9. American Holly bonsai

    American Holly bonsai

    Just put this in blue and white porcelain pot. It's a yardadori I collected a few years back.
  10. TomRVA

    Greensboro NC Bonsai…

    Anybody know of anything Bonsai related around Greensboro NC? I’ll be traveling there this week. I had hit up a small bonsai nursery ran by a fella by the name of Chip or Skip. Can’t really remember, it’s been a few years. Is he still around? Or any other leads on cool destinations down that...
  11. Oak Literati fall 2023

    Oak Literati fall 2023

    Collected this oak a few years ago and it's still hanging around.
  12. R

    Ficus leaves turning brown

    Hi! I am pretty new to ficus bonsai (and to plants in general). It's leaves started turning brown, drying and falling off. The first pic is from 30 sept, the second one from 3rd oct and the last one from today (so you can see the evolution). I water it once a week until the soil is hydrated and...
  13. gapoy

    Japanese Maple Design Help

    Dear bonsai artisans, I would like to ask for your opinions about this tree. How would you design it? Having a very shallow knowledge and experience in bonsai care, any piece of negative or positive feedback is valued. Thank you.
  14. SandSquid

    Copper Beech Rescue

    I've seen others make a sort of docu-blog on a specific project they're working on, so figured I'd try it out. So, I have this copper beech. I got the tree from a small Bonsai supply and nursery in Seattle a little over a month ago. I went there looking for a deciduous tree to work on and saw...
  15. SmallTreeGuy

    Beautiful large Yamadori Oak… possibly not a failure?

    Hey all, So, a month and a half ago, I was given the opportunity from a friend in the construction business to collect some trees from an area that was being closed off and cleared, next to a neighborhood in South Dallas. He knows I like to collect trees and practice bonsai, so he told me that...
  16. D

    Fukien tea survived

    Hello! I had a recent post somewhere in april or something like that related to my fukien tea. It started to drop leaves and there were barely any leaves left at some point and thought it was dying. Hot season came, put the bonsai outside and now it's full of life/ Cut off all the dead branches...
  17. A

    Need guidance - dormancy indoors (several species)

    Hello, I’ve decided to buy a ts1000 and I’m planning to build a little 60x60cm (24x24”) box with mylar, pc fans and a humidifier alongside the grow light. Prerequisite: Sweden, usda zone 7a (dark and cold October-mars), no access to garage or other area which is colder than 22c+ except for...
  18. A

    Grow light, umol, heat and light pollution indoors

    Ok, so this will be my first winter with my bonsais. I live in Sweden 7a zone, it gets cold and dark here. I’ve been planning to build two shelves on a wall with two Mars hydro sp150 (20000lumen/each!) grow lights. The trees I have are; a carmona, zelkova, sageretia and portulacaria afra...
  19. S

    Help! Dying serissa bonsai

    Hi, I purchased a serissa phoetida back in April, its my first bonsai. A month ago the foliage started to turn yellowish but did not fall, and I have not been able to find specific info about how to take care of it. Since then it has slowly worsened. After I bought it, I repotted it and changed...
  20. R

    Pinus mugo "Little Lady"

    I bought about three years ago from nursery stock when my daughter was born, and am hoping to pass this on to her when she gets older if she also develops a taste for bonsai. It probably needs some wiring now to get it into shape, but I'm happy with how the needle reduction and basic trunk...
  21. Ficus Microcarpa

    Ficus Microcarpa

    Found this tree growing along a fence behind an apartment building I lived in. 7 inches tall.
  22. Water Oak slant style -  Quercus Nigra

    Water Oak slant style - Quercus Nigra

    June 2023 pic. Has ramified a little more this spring.
  23. Nicks_Bonsai

    Italian Cypress HELP!

    Can anyone help with my Italian Cypress can't seem to find much help, I know it's not a common bonsai to have but I'm guessing it's similar to a juniper. Basically was repotted about 2 months ago and have only recently within the last week or so noticed that some of the foliage is turning...
  24. J

    Leaf discoloration?(Brazilian, Raintree)

    Does anyone have any idea as to why the leafs would be discolored? Some of them are a very faint green, and the others are spotting green as in the pictures I water every other day the tree mostly stays inside. I am in Colorado
  25. Leafie-plants

    Portulacaria Afra tanuki bonsai?

    is it possible to shape a portulacaria afra (elephant bush/ spekboom) into a tanuki-style bonsai with driftwood? has anyone tried this? thoughts??
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