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  1. BonsaiNaga13

    How to sow Arakawa maple seeds from 2019?

    Last year I ordered some fresh arakawa seeds from Sheffields, stored them in the fridge until i was ready to plant them, and had some seeds sprout on warm days during the winter. Only 3 from that batch survived(squirrel attacks mostly)and one already is displaying rough bark. 3 of the ones that...
  2. J

    Saving a maple

    Hello everyone, this tree might be a little difficult but i wanted to save it since it was going to a bin. Someone i know renovated their place and kept this maple as small hedge. I found it and asked to have it. Do you think there is any chance for it to become somewhat of a bonsai. Advices?
  3. Njyamadori

    Maple Bonsai Critique

    I recently just made a maple forest and would like to see a lot of critiques on this ! Please critique this maple forest so I can learn from them !
  4. P

    Not sure what to do for my maple

    Hi everyone! I’m new to bonsai (honestly new to long term plant care in general) and I’m not sure what to do for my maple sapling. My boyfriend gave this one to me at the beginning of August and we potted it in this pot at that time. I’m worried about drainage as I live in the PNW in a North...
  5. R

    [EU/Germany] Acer palmatum Beni Chidori

    If you know where to buy this cultivar please post it in this thread. Doesnt matter if grafted. Not interested in trained trees that cost hundreds of euros.
  6. Clicio

    He didn't know maples would not grow in the tropics, so he went ahead.

    No, I am not talking about trident maples; those are like weeds everywhere. You need to drag them tied to the rear of a a truck to kill them, or so they say. I am trying some different cultivars, like Deshojo and Kotohime. The secret (up to now...) is taking them out of the sun on time, before...
  7. KKBonsai

    Advice Needed: Beginner with a skinny Maple. Any advice welcome

    I'm a newbie here. A local Gardner is gifting me this...I'm open to your inputs. Thanks .
  8. KKBonsai

    Trident Maple advice needed.

    Hi Guys, I got this little guy about 4 months ago and I chopped it. It's now growing like crazy. Should I just let it grow? Alos one side has little to no growth occurring. Any advice?
  9. T

    Dwarf Maple Shohin Styling Advice

    Hi All - I picked this dwarf maple up Saturday after walking by it several times over the course of the day. I saw something in it or at the very least something I'd like to work on and improve. I've got some ideas for where to take it but I would love some advice or suggestions! The main...
  10. CapeFear盆景

    Air layering garden tree

    A friend had this large maple garden tree he said I could air layer. I’ve never done an air layering of a maple and was hoping for some tips. He also does not know how to prune the tree and is becoming a bit over grown. So my question is how do I prune such a large garden tree. Also I’m not...
  11. J

    Time Sensitive Collecting

    Hello everyone, I have been developing bonsai for a few years now but only with nursery stock, no yamadori, collecting... Now my aunt's house has gotten quite overgrown the last few years and while looking over the property I noticed a few good candidates for collection. The issue is that this...
  12. R

    Super small leaves JM?

    Look at what I found in a planter. Those are centimeters, not inches. Anyone guess the cultivar name? Cause I have no idea. The plant was about 1.4 meters tall, with very low graft union if any. Trunk was maybe 7cm diameter, from memory.
  13. C

    Questions from a well-researched newbie

    This is going to be a wall of text, some I'm going to get a TLDR; out of the way first. ==TLDR== Am a newbie to bonsai with way too much free time of late, have spent the past couple weeks doing naught but researching information about making bonsai from seedlings & how best to care for maple...
  14. R

    Acer palmatum disease advice

    Hello everyone, the edges of the new shoots of my Sangokaku, Bi-Hoo and Deshojo japanese maples are turning black and I dont know why. I dont think they will mature properly, if I do nothing theyll probably just die. Maybe it looks like Im overreacting to you, but I just had to burn my largest...
  15. T

    My first tree (maple)

    Hey im posting in hopes of some tips or future recommendations for my first tree. Its a maple. Ive done lots of research so im not clueless but any info will help! Thanks in advance.
  16. Clorgan

    New Field Maple with girthhhh

    Went to buy wire, got pulled in by this chunky trunk. A few cut marks on one side (this will most likely be the back!) It's my first maple, been wanting to try one, thought this would be a good start! Looks healthy and yeah, I'm a fan of the trunk. It's not perfect, but I think it's workable...
  17. Bob824

    Acer palmatum in Beaverton

    Hi, New to the forum, and recently got back into bonsai after a brief stint in the early 2000s. Never really out of the beginner stage, so please be kind. Picked up this Acer palmatum in the middle of a nursery field of what seemed like leftover plants. Not sure what exact variety (or...
  18. HorseloverFat

    HorseloverFat’s 2020-2120 NON-ideal NONtest entries.

    (((WARNING! UNDEVELOPED UNSUITABLE SPECIMENS FOLLOW, proceed at your own risk Alrighty... let’s get right down to business. This idea has been in “embryo”ever since the informative discussion on the “most difficult tree to bonsai” thread. Since I have been making threads on a few of my...
  19. ConorDash

    Name the fungus..

    Hello all, Let’s play name the fungus, if you will please? I swear I’ve seen this in pictures on the internet before but it’s no tar spot or common black spot, it looks.... worse. It’s a Maple, Beni chidori. It appeared on random leaves, not localised or on new or old leaves. Tree is otherwise...
  20. ndl17

    Ground Layer Arakawa?

    Hello! This is my first post on this website, as I am new to bonsai since Fall 2019! I've read a couple books and watched a ton of YouTube videos. I could use some advice with a nursery Arakawa. I thought for sure I would have to air layer it [and never having air layered before, I was nervous...
  21. M

    My Japanese maple is turning black.

    Hi all! So my maple was sprouting new leaves last week and one day it got too hot and we left it out on our balcony (we live in an apartment), came home and all the new leaves wilted and eventually fell off. I notice there are black spots all over the branches and trunk. I’m not sure if it’s...
  22. StreamGrove

    Maple Cuttings propagation Oxyclone?

    Curious if it is possible to propagate Japanese Maples from cuttings using a Oxyclone Hydrofarm recirculating unit. Do they respond well to the oxygen and water? Or do they require soil? I was thinking of adding some rooting hormone solution to the water but I am reading that just plan tap water...
  23. Sharps Pygmy Japanese Maple - First Repotting - 4-1-2020.jpg

    Sharps Pygmy Japanese Maple - First Repotting - 4-1-2020.jpg

    First repotting of my new Sharp's Pygmy Japanese Maple. Ready for training in the Kaikou School of Bonsai.
  24. J

    New Acer Palmatum "Butterfly"

    Hi guys, I hope you are all doing well. Let me introduce you my little acer palmatum. I bought it last summer, did the major prunes in the fall and repotted it couple of weeks ago. Obviously, we have a long journey ahead of us but I’m curious to hear your thoughts on it and ideas on what to...
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    Leafing out. 1st March 2020
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