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  1. V

    Another failed attempt trying to bonsai a nursery stock

    Hey guys, hope you all have a great day. I really don't want to put out another thread about a beginner trying to bonsai some nursery stock and then naively ask why did the plant die but literally it's. A little background I got this nursery stock, which was about one liter pot, a couple of week...
  2. assumingthetruth

    Help/Opinions Cascade Juniper

    I have had this small juniper (procumbus?) for 2 years now. I would really appreciate any kind of styling advice or opinions. What would you do? This is the only juniper in my collection, the rest are satsuki.
  3. ForeverRaynning

    P. Halepensis/Allepo Pine seedling - closed cotyledon, pink or brown needle tips, should I be worried?

    Basically what the title says! Been growing this little one from seed for a month, when the seed first popped off the needles where flared out (see pic 1) however the next day they had moved into an upright position (see pic 2). I have been hardening off this seedling, however may have done so...
  4. dr.tenebris

    Silverbell (damage tree turned bonsai??)

    Just had some wonderful luck at work noticing a damaged tree, the owner said he wouldn't be able to sell it but also "the tree is already dead it just doesn't know it" without tlc it's doomed but I have hopes of recovering it. It's got some damage as previously stated on the trunk (and to the...
  5. goth_gardener

    Juniper Nana Funky Dieback on Apex

    Hey all! In zone 9b-ish microclimate West L.A. Have a juniper I took over recently and restyled and potted. Previous owner said it was fertilized early winter and seemed to be pumping out some good growth. I’ve had some funky whitish die back on the crown… given it superthrive, seaweed extract...
  6. L

    Struggling Bonzai

    Good day everyone I am hoping someone can help me out with one of my Bonzais. I’ve managed to maintain two little bonzais over the last year or so without problems, however now one of my Bonzais threw off all its leaves and I suspect the branches have started dying. The tree itself is still...
  7. dr.tenebris

    Azaleas acquired, tips tricks and general info about them appreciated!!

    I was out buying some groceries and my general store had some azaleas on sale... (The flowers caught my attention) I've been told that azaleas are very beginner friendly and given the sale... And the fact I needed a smaller pot for my poor poor Sequoia... I purchased one, I did quickly...
  8. N

    Hinoki Cypress may be dying What's going on? How do I fix

    Hello, I'm new here. I originally got this roughly 6 months ago. I'm in the USA in a climate zone 7 B When I purchased this tree it was in great health. I moved it into a Biorb Terarium, I kept it here roughly 3 months. I noticed some browning on the bottom portion and decided to post to...
  9. S

    Found Fukien Tea discarded. Can this be nursed back to life? Or is it dead?

    Hello! I am new to this site and I’m not sure how to go about navigating or posting/asking questions, please forgive me if this is the wrong way! My name is Joey, I have never owned, tended to or have taken care of a bonsai tree before today. I live in Portland, Maine. I found this Fukien Tea...
  10. R

    Please help: Bonsai survey for my friend's college class 🤠

    Hi! I have a friend from outside the bonsai community who is looking for perspectives on topics surrounding the culture of bonsai cultivation for her college class. Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially from those who are more experienced in this community. Here is the link to her...
  11. Carapace

    I will be trying Sub-Alpine fir var. arizonica as bonsai. Any tips?

    Hi, I am getting a couple of sub-alpine fir's, tiny guys really, just 30-ish centimeters. I am planning on repotting them into nice bonsai soil next spring and I was wondering if you guys know any care tips on them? It gets pretty hot on my south facing balcony in summer but I do have a north...
  12. Carapace

    Lads, any Giant Sequoia tips????

    So I bought 3 little giant sequoia, two of which I will be planting in the garden and 1 that I will try to make into a bonsai. I was wondering if you got any tips on care and pruning them? Thanks.
  13. G


    What time of year should I chop these at the bottom to become bonsais
  14. L

    Help. What to do with my bonsais.

    Helpp! My 2 bonsais have always been beautifully green, well maintained and pruned. They are always kept outside under a small canopy in the partial sun and in the winter they are kept in the garage. However, recently the needles have started to turn completely orange and the bark is peeling...
  15. B

    Brazilian Raintree HELP!!!!!

    I’ve had these trees for a few years. I am in Colorado and they are currently placed inside. I defoliated my big Brazilian Raintree a few months back, and the growth came out OK but it’s now starting to drop. The leaves are falling but not drying up and I’ve noticed the color is no longer darker...
  16. Viktor’s bonsai

    Corokia cotoneaster species guide

    Yesterday was my birthday and my girlfriend gifted me this cool shrub… It says on safari that it’s New Zealand + Northern Australia native and that it hates dry air/sail and basically dies during drought. to know if anyone has anything on this species, much appreciated. What are the watering...
  17. HashBob

    Helmet Head Solution?

    I started a few trees from seed a bit ago, and got one flame tree to sprout successfully. It's been about a week since it popped, but it hasn't managed to free itself from the shell. I've tried keeping it moist and gently picking at it a bit, but it's quite tough and I'm starting to worry. Any...
  18. E

    Have I overwatered my maple sprout?

    I'm very, very, new to the art of bonsai, and have very little experience and knowledge. I had two pine sprouts last year, and they were doing well until I went abroad and my mother didn't water them. This year, I've germinated a maple, and it was growing find but now looks quite sad, and the...
  19. Viktor’s bonsai

    Stunted ficus

    I have a ficus microcarpa stump that I chopped back a few months ago, it’s not sprouting any shoots nor suckers. I could see some whitish callous tissue though on one of the ginseng like roots when i excavated the soil a little bit; which tells me it’s creating new roots. Any thoughts on why...
  20. W

    Fungus or something else?

    Hello, just today when I went to look on my Chinese elm I noticed that the surface of the new leaves had become spotty. The tree has just started shooting quite aggressively about 1/2 weeks ago, as I had failed to care for it properly throughout the winter. Could anyone tell me what is going on...
  21. NeyensNeuro

    Thuja occidentalis from stock - cold tolerance

    Hi all! I'm a noobie here and 1 year into my bonsai adventure. I just bought an awesome white cedar, thuja occidentalis, from nursery stock and I was wondering if it is safe to leave outside for the remaining weeks of winter. It seems  really healthy as of today's date, and I would like to keep...
  22. Andre_J

    Crack in trunk

    I just received this Juniper in the mail. The box was noticeably damaged and this is what I found. The crack goes about halfway through the trunk maybe a little less. It still seems to have a good amount of it structural integrity. What should I do and does this tree have a chance?
  23. M

    Please help. Why is my Olive Bonsai Tree Dying?

    I recently purchased an olive bonsai tree for a great deal on Instagram from a small, unknown company. The tree was shipped bare-rooted with sand soil, so I repotted it in the largest bonsai pot I own with an inorganic mix of pumice and akadama. There is still some green under the bark, so there...
  24. J

    Advice for first time planting

    Hi, I‘ve bought and have a few other bonsais but recently purchased a few seeds and wanted to try my hand at growing new ones from seed. I’m just unsure if there’s a soil that would suit them best during this process and then when they’re big enough to be potted in with their suitable soil...
  25. S

    My Brazilian Raintree is super sad with some crispy leaves. What am I doing wrong?!

    Sorry in advance if I am posting this thread to the wrong place, this will be my first post here. I live in Orlando, FL and keep my trees on a West facing, enclosed patio, so they get about 5 hours of sunlight a day. I recently purchased my second BRT close to three weeks ago. I will try to...
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