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  1. King James 111

    Help me save this Mable

    I was given this Mable in the middle of our summer about a mouth ago in hot weather guy was moving house ect he planted it my garden for dig a hold ect as Iam disable It was nice and green and has turn brown in about week with the heatwave we been getting in Scotland I been watering it...
  2. BonsaiBay

    Styling Advise on an Unknown Collected Juniper

    First, yes, I know that the foliage isn't good. Please ignore the color for now. I haven't decided what I am going to do about that yet. I collected this Juniper a couple years ago now and have yet to figure out what to do with it. That probably tells me everything I need to know but I'm not...
  3. bhunsai

    New Seedling here, would love help to identify :D

    New Seedling here, would love help to identify these two i have here. named "Garuda" (the tall one, eagle) and "Kurma" (the small one, turtle) I bought these guys after a fair bit of thought went into purchasing a bonsai for my birthday, buuuut the owner had a tonne of them (100-150) and didn't...
  4. Forest Bean

    Help? Unidentifiable Collection

    I collected this tree in the Clarksburg and Fairmont area of West Virginia. Lots of hills and mountains. I really have no clue what species it is. I have been searching all over the internet for something close to it. Lots of Beech grow where I dug it up, but I know it's not beech. The new...
  5. R

    HELP! Is it dead?!

    Going to really open up, this is embarrassing for me. I’m 35 yo and my mom is alarmingly obsessed with her bonsai trees. One in particular mut or runt of them actually. I 🍩 understand. It’s not even that big. Like I could fit it in my clear NFL stadium bag and no one would even flinch. Size...
  6. sparklemotion

    How to ask a good question about a tree

    Welcome to the Nuthouse! We are excited that you've decided to jump into the hobby, and are looking forward to help you do what's best for your tree. You can save our time and yours by answering some of these questions up front. This isn't an official list or anything, but chances are if your...
  7. Slmr38

    Help with my satsuki azalea!

    Hi everyone, I am relatively new to the bonsai world (since Sept) and I have a satsuki azalea that was purchased in remembrance of a friends family member so it has tons of sentimental value. It had been doing really well until recently. I bought bonsai fertilizer (probably part of my mistake)...
  8. C

    Yellow colored water draining out from Bonsai?!

    Hello Bonsai Nuts, Im a newbie to bonsai, found my first (and only still) Juniper Bonsai while browsing a random nursery i found and It was love at first sight. Since then Ive been doing my best to learn everything I can to take proper care of my little Bonsai, and i was doing pretty ok i...
  9. Andrew R.

    Is my tree dead?

    Hello everyone. I'm fairly new to bonsai and have some questions regarding my tree. I have a juniper, I believe. I was out of town last week and when I left for vacation my tree seemed perfectly healthy and green. I've had the tree for about four years and it's been pretty hardy and not too...
  10. H

    Virginian, new to Bonsai.

    Hello all, I am wanting to start some Bonsai trees. I don't know much and that is why I am posting here to get some direction. I am actually thinking of growing from seedling. I have experience with seedling growth. First of all are there any good guidebooks for starting Bonsai? Maybe a...
  11. Nadkid

    Advice for pruning dwarf Hinoki Cypress

    Hi all, This is my first post on this forum, though I expect to be much more active with the amount of questions I'm sure to have. Anyway, this is my first Bonsai, purchased from a seller for a clean $15. He said it was a "California Golden Cypress", though I think that may just be a misnomer...
  12. 801bonsainoob

    Need help beating the weather!

    Extremely new to Bonsai here but very excited and really trying to get some things going here before winter sets in. Here’s where the weather issue comes in. I live in Northern utah (zone 5 I guess?)where hot and dry summers are coupled with bitter winters that are also very dry. I have one...
  13. B

    First Bonsai - Black Pine

    Hello, Im 20 Years old and just got my first tree, I bought it from eBay as I liked the idea that I could manipulate the tree and learn the skill before starting from seed in the future. Everything is going good, Im happy with the shape and so far looks good, Ive had it for a month now and its...
  14. ninibonsai

    NEED HELP: Satsuki Azalea Bonsai

    Hi there! I am completely new to the bonsai world, and DESPERATELY need immediate help. I was recently gifted an "8 year old satsuki azalea bonsai" that shipped from Connecticut. I live in Seattle where the weather is currently in the 60's, cool with some sunlight. I have my bonsai outside on...
  15. ninibonsai

    NEED HELP: Satsuki Azalea Bonsai

    Hi there! I am completely new to the bonsai world, and DESPERATELY need immediate help. I was recently gifted an "8 year old satsuki azalea bonsai" that shipped from Connecticut. I live in Seattle where the weather is currently in the 60's, cool with some sunlight. I have my bonsai outside on...
  16. cole morton

    Black masses on trunk of Chinese Elm

    Chinese elm by cole morton posted Aug 31, 2017 at 12:53 AM I recently purhased this Chinese Elm. These black lumps span the entire length of the trunk. If anyone could tell me what these are I would be very appreciative, as I have found nothing online so far
  17. Adam2

    New to bonsai care, and I need a little help

    Hi! I'm relatively new to this, but I've had my juniper bonsai for 4 months now, and I'm a little worried about it as it looks a little yellow now and the little green buds on its trunk have all turned brown, with the exception of one, which is green. I've been reading more online recently about...
  18. Mad Furiosa

    Winterizing??

    My bonsai is an indoor one due to Alberta weather.. hail..+40C/-40C..heavy snow.. intense sun (think dry intense heat) Anyways what should I do for winter? Our basement doesn't really cool and our garage will still be -30C at least. My bonsai is just a seedling. It's my picture. Suggestions?
  19. Mad Furiosa

    Help!

    This is my first bonsai. It's a chinese elm and I grew it from a seed. Always indoors, watered daily with a little diluted fertilizer, mist it sometimes. Southern Alberta. It seems healthy growing lots but all a sudden I notice one of the newer leaves has a brown tip? and the older leaves have...
  20. Stacey

    Normal tree trunk?

    I got my first bonsai tree about three weeks ago so I do not know too much about them. I've attached a picture of the trunk (the full picture of it is my profile picture) What I am concerned about is the very bottom of the trunk. Is this something I need to worry about or is this a normal...
  21. Elisa

    Starting from scratch

    Hi all, I've been wanting to start growing bonsai forever, and I think I'll finally be ready to do so this fall. I've done a fair bit of reading, and I'm receiving a lot of contrasting opinions - so thought I would try and collect some ideas. I'm based in the UK, so would preferably start on...
  22. Thornhill

    New and confused

    Hi all! New to the forum and also to the exciting and befuddling world of bonsai. I have had an interest in the hobby for many years and have killed my fair share of trees due to many rookie mistakes (poor soil quality, trying to keep junipers indoors etc.). I recently purchased a juniper that...
  23. K

    Snow Rose Beginner Help

    Hello everyone! In November I was given this Snow Rose. I live in Tampa, Florida so obviously it's incredibly hot all the time. It sits on a table inside a covered patio, no direct sunlight but the patio is south facing. It was doing really well up until about a month ago, it even grew very...
  24. BaronSamedi

    New guy needs help with Chinese Wisteria

    I am new to growing bonsai trees. I bought Chinese Wisteria seeds about 2 months ago and one of them is growing very quickly. Well, when I initially started growing them I was in West Virginia and the bonsai produced very dark green leaves. I have since moved to Florida and now the leaves that...
  25. Z

    Need advice on Chinese juniper

    Just bought this juniper and wired the trunk a bit. Should I prune it and if so, how? Techiniques? Should I let it grow for a while and not touch it? I am new to bonsai and am eager to learn. It's got a bunch of new growth but the branches are long on one side and short on the other...I just...