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  1. AlterEgoX

    Juniper shaping ideas?

    I've got this juniper that I plan to grow larger this coming spring and would love some ideas for shaping. It seems pretty set up as a windswept, but I would like more movement in there somehow. My SO suggested a cascade, but I don't really want to go that direction. Maybe something will jump...
  2. P

    Lavender star flowers

    Recently bought this lavender star a couple months ago and so far so good. It was starting to bud up alot more than when I first got it so I thought I was taking care of it well. But when the buds started flowering they only flower 1 at a time and by the time the next one flowers it will close...
  3. Boex

    New to Bonsai in Montreal Canada

    Hello everyone, I've been interested in growing bonsai for years now and just found this forum which seems to have a lot of passionate members. Living in an apartment, with no good sunlight, I haven't really had the opportunity to start yet, but after visiting a friend of mine and randomly...
  4. Trigobontree

    I think I’m Bonsaing wrong, but it feels so “right”

    Hello everyone! I know that one of the biggest beginner mistakes is over styling trees. So I haven’t styled too much yet, but from what I have done, I don’t think I’m doing it the “correct” way. But I’m ok with that. I’m trying to follow the rules, but for the most part I’m just trimming and...
  5. 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...
  6. rhuarc

    Cryptomeria Japonica ‘Elegans’

    Hello everyone I’m new to bonsai and would love some suggestions. Most of you (if not all) have more experience with this amazing art than I do so any input would be appreciated! I found this cryptomeria japonica ‘elegans’ at a local nursery here in Covington, Washington State. I don’t know if...
  7. Apex37

    First Bonsai

    First post, figured this place would be a valuable resource to learn and grow as I take on the hobby. I love forums as they always provide so much information and support. I've always been fascinated by plants and have always loved carrying for them. My mother-in-law was a HUGE green thumb, I...
  8. Aldingbonsai

    Hello and Happy New Year!

    Hi everyone! Happy New Year to you all. I have been on the forum for a little while, picking up lots of really good information and decided I better finally introduce myself! I have been doing bonsai for several years now, starting with mallsai and sticks in pots and trying to improve my...
  9. Darran

    New member new to Bonsai

    Hi, im new to Bonsai and this forum seemed a good place to start my learning curve. I live in the uk to give you an idea of what climate I’m in. I have wanted to get into Bonsai for some time, and my partner brought me a tree for Christmas, it would not have been my first choice as it’s a...
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