nursery material

  1. J

    Looking for advice

    Hello all, I recently purchased these 3 Japanese Maples from a local nursery & had two main questions - how could I go about identifying the trees? They have some green foliage as well as some purple and red foliage on them & dark purple stems. My next question is when should I go about...
  2. p_anova

    Help Structural Pruning JBP

    Hello All, Just picked up my first JBP "Mikawa" from Meehan's and wanted to get some ideas for the first structural pruning to develop the tree. I believe the correct time of year would be late fall here in Washington DC. There is a whorl at the second branch level, about 4 total that needs...
  3. AnutterBonsai

    My $13 azalea summer project [experiment]

    Found a pretty good sized Encore Azalea at Lowe’s yesterday and did a full bare root repot of it and some major pruning back to give primary structure definition. the purpose of this experiment is to see if it’ll endure the Texas summer heat in august. I only used a wooden chopstick to...
  4. AnutterBonsai

    What would you do? Azalea nursery stock

    Found a great nursery stock azalea today! Having trouble finding a design for it. Any ideas would be appreciated. 🤔 Thinking of cutting in half each branch to promote back budding lower in the trunk and pick get flower bulbs off. Also took off all the weeds growing on the surface.
  5. 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?
  6. LunaticTree

    Identification and Futureprogress

    Hello there, our local Gardencenter tried to get rid of this beautiful Tree, it is very small and compressed in growth. I might be a gardener but not a Master, I know it has to be some sort of Abies balsamea, maybe even a dwarf version. The Tree has a vry nice Shape and Apex growth, I think it...
  7. ArelLongIslandNY

    Blue Atlas Cedar Nursery Stock

    Hey, if anyone is interested I picked up this Cedar from https://www.soonerplantfarm.com/ . It’s about 5’ tall 2 gallon container for $100 after shipping ! Where do I start haaaa. It seems super tall. Do I cut it shorter already or let it keep growing wild for a while. Its pring here in NY and...
  8. RKMcGinnis

    Nursery stock 2 hollies in pot 1 dead on sale

    I was searching the “compromised” pile at a nursery and found this holly with small foliage with a 3/4 nebari. It had two in one pot and the other died so I guess that is why they didn’t want it. The one that was living looked good and it flowered about a month ago really nicely. I want to...
  9. fossiliferous

    McMinnville multi-nursery day trip?

    Hi all, I currently live about an hour from McMinnville, Tennessee, which bills itself as the “Nursery Capital of the World.” There are vastly more nurseries down there than I could visit in a single day... around 300 total! I know many of them won’t be great to work with and are meant for those...
  10. MaineBonsaiEnthusiast

    Pinus Sylvestris Nursery Stock

    Hey everyone, I picked up this giant Sylvestris at my local nursery for a steal a month or so ago. I couldn't pass it up with a trunk that size. I'm super happy with how vigorous it is, but I need some advice. Once the needles harden off I need to do some significant branch reduction. Where the...
  11. 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...
  12. Fishtank307

    Dwarf pin oak

    This is an interesting landscaping tree I picked up last year. It's a dwarf pin oak or Quercus palustris 'Isabelle'. When I bought it, it was around 1.7m high, with a fairly wide canopy. A couple of weeks ago, I cut it back, hoping to get it to backbud on older wood, which it did. The plan is to...
  13. P

    Potting a Nursery Juniper

    Hi All, I just potted up the nursery junipers that I've been fattening up for the past 3 years from regular soil to bonsai soil. And now I'm terrified that they'll die like my first attempt at bonsai many years ago. When I moved them I only trimmed the rootball so it would fit into the pots, I...
  14. J

    Bonsai Material Acquired... What Now?

    Hey guys! I stopped by Lowe's today to ravage the houseplant section, but found my way to the garden center and snagged these beauties for $3 each! I'm so new to bonsai that my plan was to stick with "pre-made", but the more I learn about the hobby, the more I'm itching to work a tree myself...
  15. Storm87

    Nursery stock juniper - slip pot in larger basket or not?

    Hi all, Just bought my first juniper form nursery stock (great discounts at this time of year!). I was wondering if I could slip pot it now (mid October, zone 8a) in a lager basket with bonsai soil. I'm planing to let this one row for a couple of years. See also the attached photo. Thx!
  16. TrunkTickler

    Nursery Stock to Bonsai, Order of Steps

    Hello bnuts, I've been in the deep end of the bonsai world for a couple of years now and I'm still confused on what the general steps should be from going from nursery stock to bonsai? My general question is, should the roots be worked/reduced first or the foliage worked/styled first? Is it...
  17. Cosmos

    The bark picture thread

    Simple: post an interesting closeup picture of the bark of a tree you own (refined bonsai or long term project, doesn’t matter). Focus on picture quality, proper focus and lighting. If you post in this thread, you must attach a bark picture, no exception. Same rule as in the other picture...
  18. jbogard

    Help with juniper ID and styling advice

    Hey guys, I was told by the nursery that this is Sea Green Juniper but it didn’t have a tag so I was just looking for a second opinion. It’s in a 15 gal pot and is heavy as hell. Good movement in the trunk but I’m thinking the largest branches are a bit straight and lacking in secondary branches...
  19. Storm87

    Mugo Pine from nursery stock in autumn (North West EU)

    Hello all, Just bought a Mugo Pine (winter gold) form a nursery stock near me. It's my first. I bought is because of the nice bend in the trunk. No idea of this was a good buy, but i'll give it a shot. All though I know it's autumn, I was wondering what work can be done on the tree at this...
  20. Blue Spruce, Colorado spruce

    Blue Spruce, Colorado spruce

    Picea pungens
  21. Taxus

    Taxus

    English Yew
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