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  1. E

    Bald Cypruss/Ahuehuete styling question

    Hello, I have an Ahuehuete, or Sabino here in Mexico. It is the same species as the Bald Cyphress, Taxodium distichum, but found here in Mexico. It is in fact the national tree. I bought a very big tree from a nursery here in Mexico and it has this big empty space and unappealing root. Anyone...
  2. CrisisQuaid

    Very Few Leaves

    Hey there! A few months ago I got myself nice little Chinese Elm. As a rookie I made the mistake of assuming the soil it came in would be sufficient. The soil eventually became quite hard and the tree lost most of its leaves. I repotted it in a better pot, and some Akadma bonsai soil. Now it’s...
  3. JamesBondsai

    1yr old Pinus Mugo Pumilio - Help!

    Please help ☺️ Hello all, I'm very new to the world of Bonsai and have been growing a Pinus Mugo Pumilio from the seed. I've got a 1yr old seedling and I'm looking for guidance. (I'm located in Southern England, for seasonal reference). I planted it towards the end of Autumn 2020 and simulated...
  4. Caleb Campbell

    Field Maple diagnoses

    I received these from Evergreen Garden works, the first, smaller one in late July, the second larger one in late August. Both trees looked very happy and healthy upon arrival, but after getting the first one, within a week I saw the first signs of these dead leaf spots. A month later I got the...
  5. Sticks 'n' Triangles

    Mame Abies Koreana Piccolo

    Hi guys, my first post! I have been lurking for a while, but decided I could do with some advice. (not sure if this should be in the styling thread or what, but as It's my first post, I stuck it here.) I have this dwarf Korean fir, which I bought back in April, around when I first got into...
  6. J

    Help! Dying Araucaria / Hoop Pine Bonsai?

    Hello everyone, this is my first time positing here but I really hope you can help shed some light on why my beloved Araucaria is so unhappy at the spots where we pruned it back a few months ago. For context, I have had the tree for 3 years now and I assume it to be around 5-6 years old. When...
  7. N

    Ivan Watters pots

    Hello, I recently purchased a storage unit at a auction. I belive it contains Ivan's pots from the closing of his store. This is because all of the pots are wrapped in news papers dating 2005, witch I belive is when his store closed and there are boxes of business records from his shop. I have...
  8. M

    Inverse Trunk Juniper

    My parents bought me a juniper bonsai. It needs a fair bit of work from what I can see. Unfortunately, that involves an inverse taper. Would planting the tree in a bigger pot help to thicken up the lower portion of the trunk which has the inverse taper? Would I need to get a branch growing...
  9. M

    Inverse taper in a juniper

    My parents bought me a juniper bonsai. It needs a fair bit of work from what I can see. Unfortunately, that involves an inverse taper. Would planting the tree in a bigger pot help to thicken up the lower portion of the trunk which has the inverse taper? Would I need to get a branch growing...
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    Ficus struggling after repotting

    I repotted a few of my ficus burtt Davyi Bonsai within the last week. I removed a few of the long roots on each of the trees that were wrapping around & around the pot. All the trees seem to be doing well except for 1 of them. The leaves are drying out & wilting, about 60% of the leaves seem...
  11. My bonsai collection got stolen

    My bonsai collection got stolen

    Can we share this post. Last night a couple of people stole my collection. Including a tree that my two year old picked out when he was a baby.
  12. AnutterBonsai

    Bare rooting or repotting nursery azalea

    Good morning all. I did some major pruning, maybe three months ago, on two nursery azaleas im developing for bonsai. They have budded pack prolifically (on one more than the other) and have been growing healthy. There is currently an issue in which I have noticed they both are quite root-bound...
  13. Scrogdor

    Starter Trident Maple not looking so good: Help!!!

    How's it going everyone, I'm new to bonsai and having some trouble with my first one :(. I picked up a starter trident maple that came in a tiny tiny plastic pot about two weeks ago. I repotted it, teased the roots out gently, filled with bonsai soil and put it on my balcony which receives 6-8...
  14. D

    Spots in leaves (Wisteria , Trident Maple and Vitis)

    Hello all, I've been searching for help about a problem with some of my trees, there as spots and a bad condition of some leaves. I've seen some that sugest that it might be fungus and others say that it can be some nutrient deficiency. Can you plase help? The Vitis and the Wisteria have been...
  15. W

    How to cut a black pine

    So I am very new to bonsai I understand how to cut deciduous tree but conifer or pine I’m kind of lost. mod I need to take it in stages? I have a tree that, if it was straight would be 3 feet tall. I think. It’s about a inch and a half in diameter. But I want to shorten it a lot obviously. I’ll...
  16. M

    Azalea problem

    Hey guys. I have a satsuki shrub that I’ve been wanting to chop into a bonsai for awhile and I have a general idea as to what shape I’m trying to achieve and everything, but I’m having an issue with timing. I live in zone 9a and people I’ve asked have advised me to not chop until january or...
  17. IIppon

    Need help on this Premna repotted!

    Hello everyone, I’ve seen many topics of this kind from beginners after having repotted their trees. Here’s my premna, was in a huge pot, just repotted in a smaller pot, I trimmed a huge root pad, and few big roots I think I removed at least 50% which seems to be ok for this specie as they are...
  18. J

    Need help with my desert rose bonsaï, stem rot?

    Hello and thank you for reading! I think that my beautiful desert rose bonsaï is suffering from some kind of fungus. A couple of weeks ago, the top leaves started to go completely brown, and I realized that the plant was probably in a setting that was too humid for it... I've pruned the leaves...
  19. M

    Crepe Myrtle: Decisions

    Hello friends. I dug up this young purple crepe myrtle from a friend’s yard that they didn’t want. It’s relatively long and skinny for bonsai so I’m deciding whether or not to chop off the majority of the top. My plan is pictured below. Seem like a good idea? What would you guys do?
  20. IIppon

    Any info about Bonsai in Thailand?

    Hello everyone ! I tried to find here and there some informations about Bonsai in Thailand and instead of old post (2008-2011) I am having hard time to find my answers and more especially as a beginner. I have few questions if any would answers them I will be greatfull. - first is about...
  21. 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...
  22. T

    Help with Bald Cypress

    Hello.. I feel absolutely awful for having to write this but want to try to ask for help before it’s possibly too late. I bought a Bald Cypress on Facebook marketplace around 5 months ago. Here is a picture on the first day I got it. A beautiful tree, originally from Florida. I live in an...
  23. A

    Potential rust on willow

    Hi everyone! Technically my first post but long time lurker. My largest willow cutting that I got on a lark appears to have gotten a potential fungal infection from our latest downpour (or I assume that’s what the orange dots are). I know that the top evidently has dieback and I need to chop...
  24. A

    Help me save Fukien Tea Bonsai

    Hello! My friend gave me this beautiful Fukien Tea Tree bonsai. This is my first ever plant. It was healthy a few days ago - the leaves were complete and a beautiful shade of green. My bonsai mentor said to put it in the sun a few hours a day but I think I burnt it. I found black spots on...
  25. Lawrencek

    Does this (broom style) Chinese elm look right to you ?

    Hi there, I bought a Chinese elm for my partner's birthday from herons bonsai, both me and her are complete beginners. I ordered it broom style, but some pictures she sent me today the trunk looks bent, I can't work out if something maybe wrong with the tree or its just meant to be like that...
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