1. L

    Lorax7 JBP #2 progression

    purchased 2021, haven’t done anything to it yet: I’ve since repotted it into a mesh bottom tray, but haven’t taken a new photo yet. Also removed the existing rusty steel wire.
  2. L

    Lorax7 JBP #1 progression

    How it was when I got it (2018): Group photo 2020 (right), after having survived a bad case of needlecast and losing some branches:
  3. AnutterBonsai

    Finding potential in my new JBP Mikawa

    Hello everyone! I talked to my local bonsai nurseryman and I asked them about which pine is good for growing in our region. They told me JBPs tend to grow well here. I ordered this Mikawa JBP approx. 4-6 years old, they said. I’m not the best at finding a design, specially to pines at such a...
  4. Y

    JBP from seed. First ever attempt

    This is my first attempt at bonsai or growing anything from seed in general. Will keep updating in this thread! These guys were planted on August 16th. Debating if I should leave them all together until next spring or separate now?? Any advice
  5. Bu-Jetjet

    Shohin JBP

    Brought this neglected little guy to the office so I can do some maintenance work...
  6. BeneficialCucumber

    Help with Young Japanese Black Pine Prebonsai

    Hi everyone! My first Japanese Black Pine was delivered yesterday. The tips of the needles are yellowish as you can see in the picture. Is this something to be concerned about? We had some days this week with temperatures below freezing, could this be the culprit? I do not know how the tree was...
  7. Thumbsaway

    Seedlings in 2x2x6 planters...

    i found some more exotic cultivars on Amazon (shh I know). They’re being shipped as 2 year grafted seedlings. Not a problem. the Problem came up when I went to repot from the nursery soil. Especially since they came in those tube pots. They each had 4 large roots and only had feeder roots...
  8. Bonsai Noodles

    How much sun do pines need during winter dormancy?

    I'm sure this varies by species, but what have your experiences been with keeping pines in winter dormancy with/without sunlight? Let's say popular pine species for now: Japanese Black Pine, Japanese White Pine, Scots Pine, Mugo Pine, etc. I'm planning to keep a Scots Pine in an unheated/unlit...
  9. electronfusion

    What can I do with this high graft pine?

    I bought this young pinus parviflora 'fukai' (dwarf variegated variety) from an online nursery and was surprised to see such a high, pronounced graft, and with the only foliage so high above the graft. I have airlayered many deciduous trees with success, but never grafted. I've read lots of...
  10. J

    JeffS73 Belated 2018 JBP from seed thread

    I know this is a late entry but perhaps you will let it stand after reading! So I found this 6 yr JBP contest thread earlier this year, after I'd started some 2020 seedlings, but they're a different story. I started my first JBP seeds in 2018, and it wasn't an early start either: I planted...
  11. Clicio

    When too much mychorrizea is not so good for pines.

    Three weeks ago, when buds were starting to swell around here, I noticed that one of the JBP (a neagari in a tall pot) was not draining very well. As it had been repotted in the spring of 2019 in very draining soil, I decided to pull it off from the pot to check the issue. To my big surprise the...
  12. AnacortesSteve

    Japanese Red and Black Pines from seed

    I have been growing JRP from seeds collected from the mother tree in my yard so no lack of source seeds, This year I started with JBP seeds I bought online and those have been pretty successful so I thought I would share some of what I have learned (thanks to those that have taught me). I start...
  13. R

    JBP Wire Damage

    Hi all I am new to the forums but been reading and studying a while. I have ten trees and many cutting I care for, I was gifted a JBP for fathers day. I was not there to pick it out, so my wife made a $140 decision on her own with no knowledge on what to look for in nursery material. Well she...
  14. mwar15

    First attempt at grafting JBP

    Just a little background. I’ve done lots of grafting for other varieties especially fruit trees. I read up on how to do Black Pine bonsai, and I’ve had it demonstrated to me. I think it might be a little late in the year for grafting but we will see. The first tree is a pine that is a project...
  15. Ayxowpat

    JBP Repotting and Decandling in the Same Year

    Hi all, I have a shohin size JBP and I decandled it last year. It is doing pretty well. I am considering to repot the tree this year. 1- If I repot the tree in Spring, can I decandle it; 2- If not, is it safe to prune the hardened shoots in August? 3- If I decandle it, can I repot it in...
  16. headive24

    JBP trunk chop timing.....conflicting info when researching

    Hey all. I have two JBP that I bought at a local nursery. On the bigger one, I already removed everything above a certain point, because a side "branch" had develeoped into almost a second trunk, with many branches on it. So i chopped the leader, and this side "branch" or branches have...
  17. BonsaiAndTheBees

    Advice on direction of JBP

    Hello everyone! I am very new to bonsai but have been a voracious consumer of as much bonsai knowledge as possible. The best advice I am trying to follow is "Go get your hands dirty!". So that is what I have been doing. I bought a Japanese Black Pine nursery tree which had been left to grow...
  18. jbogard

    Help with ID and should I buy

    I am interested in buying this pine that the owner thinks is a Japanese black pine. The only thing is that he planted some red and white pines at the same time and he’s not entirely sure which ones were which. Do you guys think it’s a black pine and is it worth buying?
  19. kevinlovett86

    Mail order mishap / free tree

    So while I was looking for the right tree to plant in my coconut a couple of weeks ago, I must’ve clicked the wrong buttons because I can’t read Chinese properly. This is what I ordered... And that’s what arrived. It’s small, twisty and has got great potential. Today the security guards told...
  20. kevinlovett86

    Tree suggestions for my “pot” please

    I had this awesome chicken soup that gets cooked in a coconut. After emptying all the nuttiness out I figured it will look interesting if I planted something in it. I’m just not sure what’s gonna work. Of course I need to stabilise it somehow so it doesn’t roll around. What kinda tree can I...
  21. Aaron S.

    K5ATG's Six Year JBP Contest

    Well after several days of horrible experiences I was finally able to order my JBP seeds from Treeseeds.com. I started trying to order my seeds on Monday 25 June 2018 and was finally able to place the order on Wednesday 27 June 2018 and they arrived this morning 30 June 2018. Do not get me...
  22. W

    Article A quick look in the rhizosphere of pines V1. Final

    I cut some pine roots off of live plants and put them in Petri's with sources of food for fungi and bacteria. I wanted to visualize what happens after transplanting and how the rhizobial community (root-area community) restores itself in different pines and different stages of growth. The...
  23. Clicio

    Help JBP - Dothistroma needle blight

    After some research, I think this is the disease that is making the low needles of my cascade cork bark JBP fall down. It's been a hot and very humid summer here, and the tree is getting its fair amount of rain showers every day. Other JBP I have nearby seem not affected by the same symptoms...
  24. Clicio

    Cascade Nishiki Matsu - Where to go

    This is a young cork bark JBP that is healthily hanging from its terracota training pot. Doesn't look like a really beautiful cascade right now, any suggestions?
  25. Clicio

    Mame JBP - prune or wire?

    Well, I have this small JBP and the front branch (small, to the right, covering the trunk). What do you think? Should I get rid of it?
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