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    Pseudotsuga menziesii (I think), style suggestions

    I got this Douglas Fir for $20. Its 2.5ft (3ft to apex), In WA state. Any suggestions on styling and care (soil, watering, etc) or advice? Fairly new to the game. This is my first post btw. I know this needs to be outside but there is renovation on patio starting tomorrow and next day, so I had...
  2. Yugen

    Which side do you think should be the front??

    I'm really torn between the two. Of course there's innumerable factors that don't translate from a 2D image. If you could also tell me why you like a particular angle, I'd really appreciate it! This is my first poll so I hope I set it up right 🤞
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    Conifers for a beginner?

    Hi all, I'm a beginner - just have a few ficus at home - but I really like conifers. Are there any conifers for beginners? Also, I would prefer to keep my trees inside, so an indoor conifer. My research tells me probably not. But perhaps a Buddhist Pine? I really have no idea. I live in...
  4. Syltis

    Advice going forward with a new Picea Abies (Norway Spruce)

    Hi! I am fairly new to bonsai and to this forum. I am loving the hobby though, so I'm mostly working on getting more trees to put my hands on. I recently went looking through nurseries for Norway Spruce (Picea Abies) and this was the only one I found. I wanted a more developed tree I could...
  5. parhamr

    Buds of native North American conifers for identification

    I’ve seen a lot of threads in which people have uncertainty of tree identification based on bud appearance. Here are some good photos from my yard to help folks. Unless noted these are all mature buds from the fall. If you contribute to this thread then please use enough keywords that people...
  6. S

    Re-Locating A Dawn Redwood Grouping

    I am new to the bonsai world and last year (September) ordered a Dawn Redwood (5 tree grouping) to get my feet wet. When ordered I lived in San Diego, and although it took until January for the leaves to fall, the trees seemed to do very well. I did my first pruning in February (once I saw the...
  7. C

    Transitional soil?

    Hi all, I have a question that I cant seem to find an answer to online or in my books. I live in zone 6b and I am just getting into conifers. I currently have a small white pine and a cypress. Im not trying to bind them yet or anything. I just want them to be happy and healthy for a year or...
  8. heisenberg

    Your guidance please!

    Hi all, Another newbie to bonsai requesting your ideas on what to do with my tree. I was gifted this little tree by my friend who bought it on a whim at a local market but never got into bonsai. He thinks it is a conifer and is approximately 5 years old (from what he can recall). He has no...
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    Stone Pines (Tips for a Conifer Newbie)

    Growth style, tips for a newbie in conifers/pines. I'm thinking of going for a flattened hokidachi. No, I'm not crazy, and i know that style is almost unheard of in most pines, but it is the natural shape of a Stone/Italian Pine, and i put what's natural for a mature specimen in the specific...
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