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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. F

    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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. S

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. JuniperSol

    Advice for my Brazilian Raintree

    So I am a recent owner of a Brazilian Raintree. I’ve been doing my best to take care of it (keeping it under a large grow light while it was indoors [moved it outside today in the shade to integrate it], watering when needed, fertilizing, etc.) but want to get some advice. I’ve attached photos...
  20. E

    Gift

    Hi all! 😊 I got a bonsai tree for my birthday from my brother but he said the shop assistant couldn’t tell what kind of bonsai tree it was. Could any of you guys help me out with identifying it please? Would mean a lot. Also open to tips on how to keep it and care for it but I will do the...
  21. BonsaiTreeAdmirer

    What is wrong with my cuttings?

    Hi! Complete newbie here. 7B, Bonsais are being kept outside during the day (when its warm and sunny) and inside during the night (or when days are gloomy and cold). Watering once a day and plants are potted in bonsai soil. I purchased three different species of willow cuttings (Dragon...
  22. JuniperSol

    I am pulling my hair out trying to figure out what is wrong with my Ficus

    I own eleven trees. All of them are doing well, prospering, growing, etc. BUT THIS FICUS DEAR GOSH! I only water when it needs, I have made sure it gets good light and not too much, it has been outside for weeks yet continues to lose foliage. I am out of ideas, help me Bonsai Nut, you're my only...
  23. C

    Wiring and shaping advice

    Hi All, Recently got hooked on bonsai and would love to hear your suggestions on shaping and wiring for this little tree. I also need some help identifying the tree, the tag said Brazilian Rain Tree, but from what I've found online it really doesn't look like one. Thanks Craig
  24. S

    Newbie could use some help with new tree

    Hello, everyone. I just joined and and wanted to ask the community a few quick questions: I got this maple yesterday, it's planted in regular dirt (I think) with some kind of spongy black rocks (almost like perlite) with an orange coating, on top of the dirt. It is 7 years old, according to the...
  25. Live2explore

    My Hokkaido elm.

    I’m pretty new to bonsai, have Experience with plants and “full” size trees from growing food to landscaping and lawn care. I have about 6 bonsai and I just picked up this old elm ( nursery estimated it around 100years old) for a great price, they said it has been declining over the last few...
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