bonsai

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    Wanted: Japanese Maple Seigen

    Have been searching forever for this cultivar, but to no avail. The few promising leads/nurseries are all sold out or won't sell them. Really been wanting to get one for a while now, even if it's a smaller less developed tree. If anyone is willing to sell, please let me know.
  2. M

    HELP!!! SATSUKI BONSAI DYING :((

    I am new to growing satsuki bonsai, id appreciate knowledge and teaching but please no disrespecting in the thread. I got satsuki starters and got excited and bought a medium sized satsuki to and grow. I repotted the medium satsuki and the next two days it started wilting and the leaves...
  3. D

    Mould on moss

    Hello all, I’m new to owning a bonsai and was just looking for some help and direction. I seem to have a bit of mould growing over the moss. Is this something that needs looking at or is it ok? It’s an indoor Carmona bonsai in a south facing window (UK) I water it once a week and use a liquid...
  4. S

    What bonsai soil mix to use and of what grain size?

    I’m new to bonsai and have heard that having a good granular water retaining draining soil for bonsai is almost essential. I currently have an orange jessamine and a Chinese juniper and am planing to grow more plants of the latter and also a few ficuses. The only available soils/mediums...
  5. M

    Could I get some direction on a laurel oak?

    I’ve just acquired this, but I can’t find much information on how I can over winter this in my temperature zone(4b). I’m not quite sure how to go about starting to style it either. I have a couple of ideas, but I would greatly appreciate any help!
  6. O

    Dying Seedlings - Please Help

    Hi. This (pine?) seedling has been growing since late April but recently the tips have started to turn brown. This is also the case with the smaller (birch?) seedling whose leaves are also turning brown after sprouting a few weeks ago. Please can someone identify the seedlings and let me know...
  7. JayD

    First Post: Acer Palmatum Seedling

    Hello all, I am new to the forum. I have grown to love and appreciate the Acer species from my time working in a Botanical Garden. Enjoying browsing the site so far! Started collecting plants for bonsai and training 2 years ago. I am excited to learn from and share with you all. Grabbed this...
  8. B

    What type of bonsai tree is this

    Hi all, Recently i bought bonsai tree but i have no clue what type of bonsai it is... but for me it looks like leafs are falling not looking good.. I keep it inside, watering in small amount every day but water is going quick through the wholes.. Do I need to buy bigger pot or something or...
  9. C

    Kaneshin Tool Steel Types?

    Looking at Kaneshin's website, they have different grades of steel. Most notably, blue steel, white steel, yellow steel, and SK steel. However, there are some items like 36A and 36B which are basically the same, but one is yellow steel with better craftsmanship (so I believe), and the other is...
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    Is my tree dying?

    hello, I got my tree as a gift two years ago, and it’s been doing fine up until recently. I’ve noticed that it’s trunk seems to be getting soft and wrinkled. This has happened before after not watering it for awhile, but this time after watering it it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. It...
  11. Wetmasausage

    Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

    Hi all, I'm brand new to bonsai and after finding two growing in my garden, I've decided to give it a go. Please note that I'm not strictly following the rules of composition but more just making something I think is nice on the eyes. There is very little info out there about this tree and I...
  12. B

    Please help identify my new tree

    I went to a nursery today and the cashier told me what this was, and I can't remember to save my life 🤦‍♂️. Maybe someone on here can help me 🙏
  13. Werd2jah

    Fans of The Bonsai Zone?!

    Hello all, beginner here, always had a passion and fascination with bonsai just never thought it accessible until I came across Nigel Saunders videos. now I’ve got ALOT of trees and mod the discord server for fans of the bonsai zone. Feel free to join! https://discord.gg/vSJKDd
  14. J

    help with fukien tea bonsai

    so I'm fairly new to bonsai and I only have two trees, so my first bonsai was from a grocery store and it was pretty healthy it's a fukien tea, and it's been doing pretty well, but recently it started dropping leaves, and has been growing slower, I'm guessing it's from over watering but I'm not...
  15. O

    Help! Bonsai is dieing :(

    I bought a bonsai for my mom. Lately she has moved its location around I think she may have over watered it once. It is wilting a lot and the leaves are losing their deeper green colouration. Its been with her for about 4 months, but only in the last couple of weeks, has it deteriorated. She...
  16. M

    When to top JM

    Hi, New to the forum and to bonsai in general. I saw this weeping JM at Lowe’s for half price and couldn’t pass it up. I love its structure but am moving to a townhouse soon and will not have sufficient outdoor space so I want to reduce the size of my trees. My question is: When is the best...
  17. BenBSeattle

    My Magnolia Ann Bonsai 1yr Progression Video

    This is a progression video of my Magnolia Ann Bonsai tree that was created from Nursery stock. I bought this tree from West Seattle Nursery. It's turned out better than I had hoped and should produce more flowers year over year as it ramifies. The nice thing about this variety is that it...
  18. BenBSeattle

    1yr video progression on my Japanese White Pine, Nursery Stock

    Here is a nursery stock Japanese white pine that I worked into a bonsai. This is a 1yr progression video. It's not the best material but I'm pretty happy with the results and the it was definitely fun to work on. Being stuck at home I've had more time to work in the yard and make more videos. =)
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    Just got a Parrots beak does everything look all right?

    I got this tree about two weeks ago from our local garden center I just wanted to make sure everything looked all right the tree almost looks dead but leafs are starting to show but no current budding currently watering every other day and keeping relative humidity around 50% at 65 to 68° just...
  20. J

    Got a parrots beak. Looking for recommendations!

    Just got this parrots beak last night wanted to get some recommendations on watering misting and overall condition of the tree wanted to see what some thoughts were of the condition of the tree and recommendations in order to keep it healthy. Sort of new to banzai I wanted to make sure I was...
  21. T

    I bought my first bonsai tree

    After reading and watching a lot of videos for a few months, I bought my first bonsai, a chinese elm. I have it for about two weeks and it's doing good inside for now, as i bought it in the winter time i didn't want to move it outside this season. The tree seems pretty healthy, it has leafs on...
  22. R

    Poisonous Pines and Care For Pines

    I have asthma and a lot of allergies too nature. So, 3/4ths of the bonsai kit my mom got cannot be used, the bonsais cause inflammation. I really like pines though and want one that grows it's own pinecones. 1) Is it possible too do so? 2) How tall does it need too be to grow pinecones? 3)...
  23. TurkishTree

    Procumbens nana juniper, need information.

    I bought a Procumbens Juniper yesterday, Firstly I need to know about watering. Second can it live in balcony? Third about the fertilization. Please help me to learn these
  24. TurkishTree

    My new bonsai need help.

    Hello, I bought a new bonsai (candidate) today, but the seller did not know it’s specie and a wire was attached to it should I get the wire out?
  25. T

    Worried about my Brazilian Raintree

    Hello, I purchased a Brazilian Raintree bonsai almost a year ago and it was doing fine. Until the leaves started getting crunchy and then falling off. Their are currently no leaves or signs of new growth. Am I under watering it? And is there any way to save my tree? - Thankz
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