flowering

  1. P

    Lavender star flowers

    Recently bought this lavender star a couple months ago and so far so good. It was starting to bud up alot more than when I first got it so I thought I was taking care of it well. But when the buds started flowering they only flower 1 at a time and by the time the next one flowers it will close...
  2. L

    Lorax7 Azalea “Hershey’s Red” #1 progression

    As usual, I forgot to take a picture of the nursery stock before working on it. Here it is in bloom, early summer 2020: Fall 2021:
  3. Pitoon

    For the love of Prunus mume...

    So I’m seriously working with Prunus mume, currently working with 22 cultivars. I’m doing some personal research on the best rootstock for grafting onto as well as which cultivars will root best by cuttings. Here’s a quick look on grafting a bud onto rootstock. If this bud survives and joins the...
  4. M

    New Sakuragata Satsuki, Need Some Help

    Hello friends, Today (May 20) I purchased a Sakuragata Satsuki azalea from Schley’s Bonsai nursery and I need help transforming it into something beautiful. I’m new to azalea bonsai. To begin, when is the best time to drastic prune this piece? Can I begin now (May)? Will duct seal work as...
  5. M

    Where to buy Satsuki?

    Hello friends, I have recently gained interest in having an azalea bonsai but I am stuck as to where I can find mature and thick trees to make one out of - particularly satsuki. I cannot find a single large, mature satsuki online that’s not already a bonsai and isn’t small. Does anyone know...
  6. Perrywinkle

    Wrightia religiosa variegata (and thoughts on variegated bonsai in general)

    Hello everyone. I was browsing online for tips on growing wrightia and I stumbled upon a rather impressive variegated form of Wrightia religiosa from Top Tropicals. Of course I instantly wondered whether this would make a good bonsai. It seems like just the new growth is white. Methinks it...
  7. kevinlovett86

    Impulse Bougie

    Yes, I suddenly bought this thing, it’s just nursery stock. I always look at bougies when I walk past tree shops, they’re always painfully straight and lollipop shaped. This one caught my attention because the flowers are tiny, it seems to have a triple trunk with good movement. I’ll only be...
  8. Melospiza

    Winter blooms of dwarf Serissa and Yaupon Holly

    My dwarf Yaupon holly and dwarf Serissa 'Kyoto' are bringing some cheer during this Arctic cold snap with their snowy, star-like blossoms. Both are in a pre-bonsai stage, and I may try to work on them this coming growing season. The holly is a male, and I have no female companions for him, so no...
  9. Rivka

    Rivka's Azalea 2020-2025 Contest Entry

    Been dragging my feet starting this entry, though following the contest since last winter and documenting my process, life, covid, and family being what it was, I half expected my entire collection to up and revolt. Well, my first Azalea I collected, lovingly by hand in March, did precisely that...
  10. Clorgan

    Spirea japonica, very root bound... Thoughts?

    Hello all! Spirea japonica - sparkling champagne. On sale, cheap cheap cheap, looks to have a pretty cool trunk/nebari... Good clump? It's very root bound, digging a little to see what's there. Some leaves fine, some not in the best nick at all. Reckon it'll be alright in current soil...
  11. Clicio

    My Prunus Mume is begging for your help (again!)

    The story is I was never really convinced this Ume could stay the way it was when I got it. Many of you helped me out with good suggestions last year, unfortunately airlayering it is out of question as it is almost impossible with Prunus. So today I woke up decided to chop it down (it's winter...
  12. Clorgan

    Lovely little Potentilla

    Ordered this shohin potentilla from Shoka Bonsai - I love it! Think it's got a lovely trunk line, great nebari and looks super healthy. And it came in a beautiful pot! Really pleased with it and excited to see where it can go. No immediate plans, but I can see this becoming a favourite of mine...
  13. Clorgan

    Azalea Japonica

    Hello all! Thread for my new azalea japonica, picked up cheap from a nursery near my work. This will be the last in my collection...for now ;) I wanted to try to develop a flowering bonsai, because who doesn't love flowers?! I read about choosing one that is a single plant rather than a...
  14. Amerssa

    Satsuki Problem

    Hi, this is my first post here, i´m kinda new to bonsai i´ve been practicing it for around 2 years now, last year my gf gave me this Satsuki Azalea (at least she said it was an Azalea, but i haven´t found any azaleas with similar leaves in my search.) and it was growing pretty well until last...
  15. Maw

    My trees 🌴🌳🌲🌵🌱

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and wanted to share my trees. 👋 The trees are Chinese Privat, Ficus brothers and sister, Brush Cherry and Serissa Foetida(snow rose) I have been into bonsai for over 1 year now. I got really happy seeing the flower on the Serissa yesterday! 😍 Tips...
  16. SeanS

    My (ex) Pom-pom Cotoneaster

    I bought this small cotoneaster back at the beginning of Feb, purely because it was cheap (R150 - $8) and because I’d seen some cotoneaster bonsais on Bnut and wasn’t sure if they were common or not in South Africa, so thought why not! TBH back then (even if it was only 2 months ago) I didn’t...
  17. T

    Anacacho Orchid Progression

    I'm starting this thread to document the progress of my Anacacho Orchid seedlings over the coming years. The species (Bauhinia lunarioides) is a rare TX native that I'm very excited about, although not sure how it will eventually work as bonsai (only one way to find out!). Perhaps this will be...
  18. T

    The $1.00 Treasure...

    While Houston was flooding today, we were touring garden centers. Unfortunately most nurseries were closed but the Lowe’s wasn’t. While I was walking around disappointed that I couldn’t find a small ficus to fiddle with, the hubs goes and finds this. I have no idea if it’s good or not, but it...
  19. milehigh_7

    Vitex agnus-castus 'corteza áspera' On Auction for 100% for Roy Minarai and his Family

    Up for auction is a One-year-old cutting grown new variety of Vitex agnus-castus that I have identified and will be releasing. I'm calling it, Vitex agnus-castus 'corteza áspera' (rough bark in Spanish) as a tip of the hat to how well it performs in the Southwest. (It's also called Chaste Tree...
  20. Saddler

    Azalea Lost It’s ID

    I’m hoping someone here can help me identify this azalea. I have had them a year and a half. The previous owner doesn’t know either.
  21. onlyrey

    Texas Sage

    Found these couple of Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens) at a local nursery here in St. Petersburg. These two are maybe around 1-1/2 trunks with a nice spread... a little crazy roots. They had been hit by the cold snap we had a few weeks ago, so they chopped them down a bit. Any tips on...
  22. cockroach

    Duranta Erecta Thread

    I have seen very few "Golden Dewdrop" bonsai online and none yet in person. I found this bush next to a friend's driveway, it was getting shaded out and slowing growth. So two summers ago, it was raining for about 3 weeks and the soil was waterlogged. I touch the plant, realized it was loose...
  23. PeaceLoveBonsai

    Shohin Japanese Quince Project

    Short story, long. I received a pretty nice Japanese quince from @Stickroot over the xmas holiday. Before I go screwing that one up, I thought I'd try to work with a similar, but smaller JQ. So I recently picked up this little guy for about $7.00. I've read/researched that they can take...
  24. ColinFraser

    A Wee BottleBrush (Callistemon) Stump

    I noticed that the new neighbors of a family member were re-landscaping their recently purchased home. For as long as I can remember, there has been a bottlebrush at the entrance to the driveway, usually under a large sphere of foliage and flowers as seen in this google street view from a few...
  25. J

    Umes flowering

    These are my new year additions and it has just been truly something else watching these bloom. I got the two pink umes from older club memebers and the little cuttings from a club raffle. The pink ones dont know what variety they are but they are around 25 years old or more they belonged to...
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