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  1. MattE

    Tigerbark ficus ( progress thread )

    Well grabbed the courage to propagate my ginseng ficus. I see such a nice future bonsai in this. I put it in a 40 percent organic and 60 percent bonsai mix. Rocks on top are just to hold it in place better. I did about a 50 to 60 percent defoliation. Everything I read says if it has no roots it...
  2. S

    HELP! I think my azalea bonsai is dead

    Hi all, I have attached pictures of a Bonsai my husband got me for valentines day and i think it is dead. He has a habit of over watering plants. We also live in the High Rockies and even though it is inside the temperatures easily get to 30 degrees regularly and VERY dry. If it is not dead...
  3. C

    Neglected hokkaido elm

    I got a Hokkaido Elm out of the trash at work. Its in bad shape but has some green growth and it is budding! I need to know how to help it get healthy again. I think it was being overwatered. Should i prune the naked branches even if they have tiny green spots on them? Should i repot it and...
  4. C

    Neglected Mugo Pine

    I fished a mugo pine bonsai from the trash at the nursery i work at. Im wondering how to get it back to being healthy. Its a good size, almost all the needles are yellow and falling off. There is new green growth and there is sap in the buds(i plucked one off). I know its not dead but im...
  5. E

    Can Someone Help My Dying Ficus

    Hello, My Ficus bonsai tree (not sure what exact species) has been on the downward spiral since 5 months ago, when I gave it quite a significant prune. I began to notice it loosing more leaves than usual and no new growth developing, usually the prune would bring on lots of new growth, even at...
  6. B

    Bonsai graphying

    When graphying you insert it where the cut was placed right? And I cut it about to or 3cm is that deep enough? I have a bonsai it is ficus ginseng and ive graphed it with a pine tree. And ive been giving it coffee for a week.
  7. B

    Help, please! Beginner in Memphis, TN looking for bonsai or pre-bonsai purchase recommendations

    Hi! I live in Memphis, TN (8a hardiness zone) and am looking to purchase a bonsai or pre-bonsai to work on while I wait for my Delonix seedling to grow. I am completely new at this as I have never cultivated a bonsai before, so I am looking for recommmendations for a good beginner bonsai or...
  8. V

    Tiny/Microscopic Bugs in Bonsai, Leaves Spotting

    Hi! I got a Ficus Bonsai last week, and it seemed perfectly fine. As the soil was completely dry, I watered it the next day, and many tiny microscopic insects came to the surface of the soil, and then crawled back down. When I lifted the pot from the plate (where the water drains), there were...
  9. MrJesseStrong

    Shimpaku Styling - Tak Yamaura field grown junipers styled by myself

    Here's 3 Shimpaku junipers Ive styled recently. Tak Yamaura is Western Canada's most recognized bonsai professional with a history going back to Japan in the 60s and 70s. He owns a great nursery here in Surrey, BC. Most of the field grown junipers and black pine in my garden I have acquired from...
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  11. B

    Bonsai Dying.. Help!

    She is a pink pixie bonsai tree that is only 2 years old. She has not blossomed yet, but has been very healthy and full until last week. She has always been an indoor tree, but sits near windows. We moved at the end of July and she took to the move well. I prune her about every month. About 2...
  12. BubblePopScott

    Hello from New Zealand

    Hi, I'm very new to bonsai, trying to read as much as I can. I was given this conifer (not sure exactly what type) by my neighbor. Is this a suitable tree to bonsai or Is it already too large? If you could point me in the direction of a good bonsai 101 tutorial that would be great. Thanks, Scott
  13. Hartinez

    Large one seed juniper progression

    Collected this one seed juniper (Juniperus Monosperma) in early spring 2017. Great root ball at collection, and was able to reduce the original soil amount pretty significantly from the get go. Planted in pumice and composted bark. Watered and fed all last year and this growing season...
  14. H

    Sumo Privet Ligustrum 14" Base

    I dug this tree out about 6 weeks ago. Took 4 weeks for buds to appear. Freebie on Craigslist. Last picture, where the lizard is at, is a new bud popping. Hoping for another bud higher up. But this will do if not. I'm amazed at the healing calluses already. These trees are trully indestructible...
  15. HeroAKKD

    My Bonsai branches are turning dried and crispy one by one... Help please

    Hello and welcome all ! I have bought a bonsai tree last October. I was told by the seller that this is a 10 year old indoor tree and I suspect it is a privet although I had not found a single image that shows a tree with leaves that are the same as mine. For the bast 7 months the leaves on...
  16. Saddler

    Shohin Maple Trunk

    I wired this trunk while still on the parent tree and removed it about three years ago. I’ve had it at a friends the whole time and missed repotting it every year. I’ll repot it next spring. This fall I want to cut it back to the primary branches and grow the leader out to thicken the top...
  17. bhunsai

    New Seedling here, would love help to identify :D

    New Seedling here, would love help to identify these two i have here. named "Garuda" (the tall one, eagle) and "Kurma" (the small one, turtle) I bought these guys after a fair bit of thought went into purchasing a bonsai for my birthday, buuuut the owner had a tonne of them (100-150) and didn't...
  18. K

    Is this a decent starting grow light?

    So I’m wanting to get something better than what I have right now, which is a one grow bulb that goes in a normal lamp and some cheap LED grow lights I got on amazon for 20 bucks. I saw this today at Walmart and they are 4’LED lights. Says it’s sunshune spectrum but I was wondering if this...
  19. Tona

    Fifth Annual Los Angeles Community Bonsai Swapmeet

    The FIFTH annual LA Community Bonsai Swap Meet will be Sunday, March 25 at 10 am at Jesse Owens Park at 7100 White Oak Avenue Reseda CA. The following sellers have confirmed: Albert Rivera, Barry Miller, Javier Vallin, Michael Bullington, Jeff Lahr, Mitch Massey, Nel Son, Nghi Bui, Russell...
  20. E

    Dying white pine bonsai. Please help!

    Hi everyone, I am really worried. I bought this white pine bonsai online (cant even find now which website) as a Christmas present for my husband. It arrived at mid December, when I got it out of the box, needles looked very dry and easily brealing off. But initially I thought it suffered a bit...
  21. H

    Virginian, new to Bonsai.

    Hello all, I am wanting to start some Bonsai trees. I don't know much and that is why I am posting here to get some direction. I am actually thinking of growing from seedling. I have experience with seedling growth. First of all are there any good guidebooks for starting Bonsai? Maybe a...
  22. H

    First Schefflera

    I found this tree buried in the back of a mom and pop nursery. Paid $12. I felt like I was stealing it. I'm still deciding on an overall height. There are a lot of aerial roots on the upper sections of the branches. Not sure if I want to lose those. Thinking I'll keep them. Hoping to get it...
  23. H

    Bougainvillea First Cut

    Picked up yesterday at a local nursery. Good price $14. I just teased the roots a little, replaced some soil, and gave it a prune. Hopefully gets some wiring done next weekend. Deciding on a front still.
  24. Culper Woodhull

    Sarissa not looking so good.

    I bought a Serissa a month ago. Every since I recieved it, I've seen it slowly but surley deteriorate in health. I've been letting it dry out between waterings, I have it about 2 feet from a south facing window. Temperature has been back amd forth. Lowest 70 degrees, highest 78, it's that time...
  25. AlanReynolds

    Variegated Juniper Progression Pictures

    I'm just posting these pictures as a kind of a progression log for this tree. You guys are more than welcome to come take a look also.
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