1. dr.tenebris

    Root-over rock cascade progression thread!

    Really excited for this one! I've been playing around a bit with small stumps and other things and after a few months of toying with the basics I'm thrilled to start work on my first (expensive) bonsai! A lot of my previous work I don't feel could be called bonsai as it was however I'm certain...
  2. Barbells and bonsai

    Bucida Spinosa update

    During the winter we had temperatures in the 40’s, I think this caused the leaves to turn brown/yellow and thin out but now that summer is here the color is changing back to green and there are new buds all over. I decided on cascade style and am going to reorientate the angle and prune when I...
  3. Ruddigger

    Rudd’s California Juniper #2

    It’s probably time to start a progress thread on this tree. I posted my initial styling in my Apprenticeship thread, but I’ll post the pictures again here. I initially styled this tree belonging to David Nguy in November 2022. There were a couple issues with this initial styling, first that...
  4. RJG2

    Cascade bougainvillea

    From a cutting in 2020 I think. Surprised I don't have any earlier photos. Repotted into a cheap Chinese container and rewired today (only lost a few older flowers...). Guess I need a cascade stand now.

    Callery pear monstrosity cascade!

    So I bought a fast red mustang that has been in the shop one fourth of the whole time I've had the car. Being at the dealership so much I get bord, so I decided to go for a little walk along the concrete river running through the middle of Cincinnati. But wait........Something catches my...
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  7. K

    Japanese Maple cascade

    Hey all, Just making this thread to document the progression of my yard-adori red Japanese maple into a hopeful cascade. Collected from my parent's yard in March of 2021 and attached photos will show its original shape and styling. It was repotted and wired today into a tall terracotta cylinder...
  8. L

    Lorax7 Procumbens Juniper #4 progression

    Didn’t take a picture of it when it was untouched and in it’s original nursery can. Here it is in a group photo in a wooden planter. I’d already trimmed some branches by this point (2018): Trimming and wiring (2019): Fall 2019: After group styling at club meeting (2020):
  9. A

    Juniper wiring

    First attempt at wiring so go easy on me please 😂 Got this juniper from a local nursery. Any tips & constructive criticism is very welcome! Cheers, Aaron
  10. Bchnit1

    Brand Newbie - First attempt to Create Cascade Bonsai with 10 year old Portulacaria Afra

    Woohoo. First post. So I’ve been reading beginner books and have been all over YouTube trying to get up the nerve to just begin this project. Have all my entry tools, wiring, bonsai soil, and a pot, although it only has one drain hole. The plant has already done all the work by deciding on its...
  11. Clicio

    JRP Cascade Styling - T bar branches have to go?

    Hello all. My Red Pine is healthy and growing well under the first warm days of Autumn (it was horrible for almost 4 months of summer; 100ºF and above every day). Trouble is, I need some ideas. I got it one year ago as a present from a good friend, that had grown it from seedling, so it was his...
  12. L

    “Grey Owl” juniper

    The species of this cultivar are disputed although it’s listed as Juniperus virginiana from the nursery trade. Some argue there is chinensis in there. One thing I will say is it doesn’t have all the dreaded qualities of a virginiana. I bought this for $10 at a local hardware store a few months...
  13. I

    Mail order mishap / free tree

    So while I was looking for the right tree to plant in my coconut a couple of weeks ago, I must’ve clicked the wrong buttons because I can’t read Chinese properly. This is what I ordered... And that’s what arrived. It’s small, twisty and has got great potential. Today the security guards told...
  14. FilipMerynos

    Blue star cascade after full growth season and rewiring

    I'm kinda proud of it ;) Still young and a lot ahead of him. Looking for a decent narrow and high blue pot. What do you think? Best, Filip
  15. Clicio

    Cascade Nishiki Matsu - Where to go

    This is a young cork bark JBP that is healthily hanging from its terracota training pot. Doesn't look like a really beautiful cascade right now, any suggestions?
  16. jordystokes

    Cascade/Semi-Cascade inspiration?

    Looking for trees out in nature for cascade or semi-cascade bonsai inspiration. Anyone have pics or a link to a website for such a thing?
  17. Saddler

    Hinoki Cypress, is it a cascade style?

    I have had this tree a year and a half. I repotted it last spring and took it to my club last month to get tips on how to style it. Did I ever. This is how it turned out. before: Today Once the wire is off, I'll start work on refining the jins. Any suggestions for a pot? I...
  18. MAbro515

    New bonsai help

    Hey guys! So first time bonsai guy here looking for some tips on care for my Japanese juniper bonsai. I was given a bonsai starter it for christmas year and Im super excited. So I repotted it when I first got it on christmas then again just today because there was a large amount of roots showing...
  19. Salix type unknown

    Salix type unknown

    Semi cascade Salix from Yamadori Stock. Overall height of tree from pot to highest point on tree 3.5" span of branching in cascade 10"
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