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  1. Faisal Ahmad

    Ficus Benjamina | Formal Style | Big Size

    Hi Currently, I'm developing my bonsai Benjamina. its almost 10 years now progress is still 50 %, I'm planning to put this giant tree to the ground so it can stimulate the branches to grow fast
  2. brennobonsai

    Help me to style my shohin juniperus bonsai

    Hi! It's been a while since I posted anything here because all my plants are still very small and thin and some were planted in the ground to thicken. But I still have some in my backyard like this Juniperus strickta (I don't know exactly). It's in this big pot but it's only in organic soil that...
  3. I

    P. afra Newbie

    Hello Everyone! I recently obtained a little P. afra pre-bonsai from an online shop. I have attached pictures of all angles. I'm having difficulty on what to decide to do with it. I'm hoping for a nice formal upright style, but I think on of those first branches are going to have to go. Any...
  4. swatchpost

    Jim Smith Willow Leaf Ficus - What to do?

    Hello All—this is my first post here, although I've been a bonsai enthusiast for a while and once belonged to the Austin Bonsai Society. I've got a great Jim Smith grown formal upright willow leaf ficus that was the first tree I ever bought in 2006. While Life took its share of beautiful...
  5. C

    Maintaining junipers formal style?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to bonsai and I recently purchased an upright styled juniper. How should I maintain the height? Should I cut or break the top by a foot? Any other tips would be great. Thank you!
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  7. S

    Help this Bonsai amateur!!

    Hello everyone! I got a bonsai tree as a gift couple of months ago and since then I haven't done much besides watering it, and even that I'm not sure if I'm doing right, since the lady at the shop told my cousin that you should pour some water into the container in which the pot is placed and...
  8. Hartinez

    Nursery Stock Thread. For fun. and I just like pictures...

    Seeing if I can a good thread going showing before and after results of Nursery stock trees. If a thread like this already exists, than I can't seem to find it. Im about 7 yrs in and though I've dug several yamadori at this point, much of my collection comes from nursery stock. For myself and...
  9. Saddler

    A Formal Upright Juniper Progression and a Few What Not To Do's

    April 16 2014 A friend was moving out of his condo and wanted to get rid of this juniper, The pot it was in was HUGE! It almost killed me getting it out of the car alone and repotting it. I sort of trimmed it a couple weeks later, mistake 1: sort of trimming it. I should have cut it back...
  10. parhamr

    Tsuga mertensiana (mountain hemlock)

    April 2014 Purchased for $49.99 in a 10-gallon nursery pot. I’m planning to develop this into a formal upright. March 2015 I had wired most branches slightly downward in 2014 and started on some major branch selection. April 2015 The branches make nice foliage pads with prolific...
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