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    Crepe Myrtle: Decisions

    Hello friends. I dug up this young purple crepe myrtle from a friend’s yard that they didn’t want. It’s relatively long and skinny for bonsai so I’m deciding whether or not to chop off the majority of the top. My plan is pictured below. Seem like a good idea? What would you guys do?
  2. A

    Calendar Guide?

    Is there anything out there that has a calendar like guide on maybe repotting times, pruning times, defoliation, wiring, etc. that can be easy for beginner to understand and follow? Maybe something that delves into each major bonsai species and what to do each quarter?
  3. M

    Crepe Myrtle: Potential or No Potential?

    Hi all, In our landscape, there was this crepe myrtle that my parents wanted to get rid of and I figured: why not use it for bonsai. I am relatively new to bonsai and would like to know if this is usable material. The leaves on this variety are very small and glossy and the flowers are red...
  4. BradM

    Shimpaku Juniper - Yellowing

    Hello all – First post and it’s a doozy! I’ve been reading through a lot of this forum and it appears to be a very knowledgeable/active community so I’m happy to be a part of it. So we purchased a ‘Shimpaku Juniper Bonsai’ tree just over a month ago from a local nursery. They’re pretty well...
  5. M

    New Sakuragata Satsuki, Need Some Help

    Hello friends, Today (May 20) I purchased a Sakuragata Satsuki azalea from Schley’s Bonsai nursery and I need help transforming it into something beautiful. I’m new to azalea bonsai. To begin, when is the best time to drastic prune this piece? Can I begin now (May)? Will duct seal work as...
  6. M

    Where to buy Satsuki?

    Hello friends, I have recently gained interest in having an azalea bonsai but I am stuck as to where I can find mature and thick trees to make one out of - particularly satsuki. I cannot find a single large, mature satsuki online that’s not already a bonsai and isn’t small. Does anyone know...
  7. swatchpost

    Jim Smith Willow Leaf Ficus - What to do?

    Hello All—this is my first post here, although I've been a bonsai enthusiast for a while and once belonged to the Austin Bonsai Society. I've got a great Jim Smith grown formal upright willow leaf ficus that was the first tree I ever bought in 2006. While Life took its share of beautiful...
  8. Yo Mango

    What fungicide do you use?

    I’ve been using at times both direct fungicide and systemic fungicide from Bonide. I usually don’t see much improvement and have to take other measures. Maybe folks are getting better results with other brands and types, so I was curious what other bonsai nuts use and if you can share thoughts...
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    This is my future aspen bonsai.
  10. S

    Making bonsai from bought Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii)

    Hi everyone, This is my first post and my first experience with bonsai. I recently bought a Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) and would like to style this to make a bonsai tree. I live in Stockholm, Sweden and came to the conclusion I am in "hardiness" zone 7 according to...
  11. Lawrencek

    Does this (broom style) Chinese elm look right to you ?

    Hi there, I bought a Chinese elm for my partner's birthday from herons bonsai, both me and her are complete beginners. I ordered it broom style, but some pictures she sent me today the trunk looks bent, I can't work out if something maybe wrong with the tree or its just meant to be like that...
  12. Soldano666

    Superfly bonsai warehouse mural

    Just wanted to share this mural I put up at Superfly bonsai's event room last October, it's done with 100% freehand spraypaint. No stencils, no projector, no initial sketch, just straight from my imagination. Andy's wife is in the first pic for a size reference. It's bigggg I'll be back for the...
  13. Ruve

    Hello all, new here, check out my trees

    Recently I acquired this obsession, I mean hobby, a few months ago. I'm an avid researcher and have a particular personality. I present my trees as they are currently for your viewing pleasure. I have a few that I've worked on and some that are awaiting my guidance. I'm particularly enjoying...
  14. H

    Yellow leaves! Help please!

    Any idea what could be wrong with our bonsai? She gets watered once a week and has direct sunlight. We’ve had her 4 years and have never had this problem! We recently moved from AL to CO but she’s never outside and we’ve changed nothing. Thank you in advance!
  15. N

    Please help

    Hopefully I’m posting in the correct place. Hoping someone can help. I have a small plant growing from my bonsai tree. Not sure if this is a weed, I’ve added a picture, any advice would be great, thanks.
  16. A

    Repot and Trim

    Finally got around to repotting and trimming some trees. Trying a mix of 50/50 pine bark and lava rock for these and see how it goes. 1. Barbados Cherry 2. Dwarf Jade 3. Ginseng Ficus
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    First Bonsai

    First post, figured this place would be a valuable resource to learn and grow as I take on the hobby. I love forums as they always provide so much information and support. I've always been fascinated by plants and have always loved carrying for them. My mother-in-law was a HUGE green thumb, I...
  18. D

    inherited 20 year old natal plum bonsai

    Hello I'm new here. Also english isn't my first language so ignore spelling mistakes. I inherited a around 20 - 25 year old natal plum bonsai but never had bonsai before so no idea what to do with it. It's around 1,10m tall (with pot) and been pruned I think it's called last winter. Currently...
  19. D

    Need help identifying bonsai

    Hello, I've literally never used this site before but I hope I'm doing this right- So I was given a bonsai as a surprise gift and just doing a quick google search after receiving it I realized this is a very special plant that I feel requires a decent amount of knowledge to take care of- but I...
  20. rootstands

    Spalted wood bonsai display root stand

    Root stand. Dimensions: 19(L) x 17(W) x 24(H) cm / 7.5(L) x 6.7(W) x 9.5(H) inchs More:
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    Target Soil Moisture Level for Juniper Procumbens nana

    Hello Everyone, I purchased a Moisture meter 3 in one kind, and was hoping someone could give me some idea on where I want my soil to be on the meter. I have a 4.5 inch Juniper Procumbens "nana" (Outside) Bowl...
  22. S

    coffee bonsai

    Hello I have a small coffee plant and was wondering if I can make it into a coffee bonsai. Not sure how to go about this, can anyone give any advice?
  23. Ujjawal Roy

    General Bonsai soil discussion

    Hello guys, just wanted to share a thought with you about bonsai soils. I'm a self taught "trying to be" a bonsai artist, so, please forgive my lack of knowledge. I consider Mr. Nigel Saunders from The Bonsai Zone youtube channel as my online guru and have learned a lot from watching his videos...
  24. Ujjawal Roy

    Help! New unfurled leaves on F. Religiosa aren't growing to their full size.

    Hi everyone! I've been trying to pursue the art of bonsai growing for a few years now. I was studying away from home and thus couldn't concentrate much on them. Now that I'm back home I'm trying to learn proper watering, sunlight, fertilizing and bonsai soil mixes. Lately my trees have been...
  25. A

    White like glue spots over ficus branch

    Hello, Today i was watering my Ficus and suddenly i found the healthiest branch is very wet and dark brown not like others also observed a white like glue spots on the same branch, other branches are all well, can u plz help to understand whats going on!
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