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    Japanese maple (shirasawanum golden full moon maple) - pre-bonsai

    Hello! I bought this Japanese maple 2 days ago, and I need your help in taking some first decisions. I want this tree to develop a thick trunk, which means the tree needs a bigger pot. Should I wait until next year to move it into a different pot? Also, the soil seems to be just compost, and I...
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    First time wiring ever.

    This is my first time ever wiring anything so welcome so criticism and feedback! I’m going for a cascade as it’s my wife’s favorite style of bonsai. Starting to bring that right side down and pruned a big branch on the left. Trimmed down the middle area to get it shorter as it was very leggy so...
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    Work in Progress: First JBP

    Hi All, Last year I purchased two JBP and as I find the species quite overwhelming and 'scary' compared to Junipers, Elms, etc. So I hedged and decided to just let them grow over the Spring/Summer to see. 11 months later I can see the pro's and cons of doing so -- in some ways, i'm glad I did...
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    First wiring job - Eastern Red Cedar

    I received my wire today so got right on to wiring what I now know is an Eastern Red Cedar. It has hung in there after a heavy pruning recently. It was cut down 8 inches. This was my first time wiring a tree. It does look a little clumsy but I probably should have used thinner wire. Being on a...
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