1. 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...
  2. Clicio

    My mame JBP and early very hot spring

    Got this little 18 years old (documented!) as a birthday gift in September. It was grown from seed by a local Japanese bonsai master; after he passed away, two other bonsaists took care of it. So I got it like you see in the picture, in need of shape and by the end of the Winter here. But...
  3. Clicio

    End of winter here - JBP Repotting and nothing else?

    Hello all; As I live in Brazil, here we are approaching the end of winter. My Japanese Black Pine needs new soil, so I will repot it as soon as the buds start to swell, in one or two weeks I guess. But... Besides repotting, it needs some heavy pruning and some wiring; I will leave decandle...
  4. Jaberwky17

    Preparing to pull a field grown Scots - need advice

    I have a Scots pine that I purchased at a local nursery as a 3-5 year old seedling about 4 years ago. It went directly into the ground at my old house, stayed there for a year, and when we moved it came with me - transplanted ground-to-ground in October (I didn't have any choice). It took a...
  5. R

    When Should I Move My Jack Pine Seedling Outside?

    I am growing a Jack Pine from seed. The needles it has when it emerged are quite long (about 1.5 inches?) and it is developing another set of needles now. At what point can I move this tree outside?
  6. RileyJFDB13


    Hello All, This pass week I have been at Yosemite National Park and I tried to take pictures when possible that some may draw inspiration from. Here are those photos: Root on rock, Crazy redwood Jin, Natural Clump styles Top that has died off and branch that took over.
  7. parhamr

    So, I guess I'm doing a JBP-in-colander study…

    I have recently acquired 26 Japanese Black Pine seedlings and 15 colanders. The seedlings are from Weyerhaeuser and Forest Farm. The colanders are 10" plastic "wash baskets" from Amazon. Jonas Dupuich is inspiring and I hope to replicate these results...
  8. OrganicSeasonal

    I bought this thing in the winter time, it's awakening now or something?:[

    Hello all. Well I bought this beautiful jbp bonsai from Grove Way bonsai in Hayward ca in the winter time. I'm a veggie Gardner with good plant knowledge, but I've been puttingJapanese Black Pine #2 by OrganicSeasonal posted Mar 7, 2017 at 7:17 PMJapanese Black Pine #1 by OrganicSeasonal posted...
  9. Piotr

    Pine - styling options - help :)

    I bought a pine last year. This spring I would like to transplant it in right position. And this is my dilemma :) Original Photo1 Photo 2 Moyogi style Photo 3 Photo 4 Or maybe han-kengai? Photo 5 Photo 6 I like the best the options at photo 4 and 6 but can not decide... What...
  10. OrganicSeasonal

    Thinking about transplanting pines today...

    Morning, I was thinking about transplanting these Japanese black pines I bought from ebay today. I understand serious moves like this should be done in spring, but here in northern cali weather isn't so bad yet. I want them to grow bigger so I will transfer to pots a little bigger with a store...
  11. Grant Hamby

    My First JBP

    Just got my first Japanese Black Pine, still pretty new to pines in general. I picked this one up on Muranaka's ebay page. I feel like it has great potential. I've always loved shohin pines and I've done a fair amount of reading on here and Bonsai Tonight. The concepts are just beginning to make...
  12. Quince

    Seed project

    It's been a while since I started anything from seed, and I'm on a bit of a pine kick so I started collecting for next year. So far I have ripe cones from what I believe to be: Bosnian pine, Mugo, a glaucus Scot's pine, and a green Scot's pine. I'm trying to stick with species that are easily...
  13. Picco

    Hello Everyone...

    Just wanted to say hello, my JWP is been doing great. Still a newbie year, going on 5months now. Tho its fall and as it gets colder, I wanted to ask your input on "winterizing" to prevent any damage from any freezing temps that are just around the corner. Im in Zone 7A, right now the nights...
  14. OJavali

    Unknown Pine, need help

    Hello everyone, I have had a Chinese Elm since 2013 and it is now 9 years old. It's a low maintenance tree that keeps it's round shape throughout it's life (at least with the way it was pruned), so my experience is kind of lacking. Ever since I bought that first bonsai, I have wanted to make my...
  15. Cerauno

    Whitebark Pine — Propagating from Cones

    Hello! Let me start off by saying that I've set out on a very ambitious project; propagate at least one whitebark pine sapling from harvested pine cones. • Why I Want Whitebark Pine: - I moved to Montana several years ago and was struck by how beautiful this endangered (and naturally rare)...
  16. Quince

    Garden center scots pine

    Been lurking here for a couple weeks, saw the fall 2016 challenge and decided that it was now or never. This is a "green penguin" scots pine that I picked up this morning. In the nursery, it seemed like there was potential, but now I have my doubts. I like the gentle curve of the longer trunk...
  17. E

    Hardy pine tree recommended for zone 7?

    Hello all, i'm 23 years old and i'm getting a pretty good collection going. I really want to get started on a pine but i'm not sure what species would work best. i'm looking for the traditional pines you see near the coast, anything but juniper. Recommendations?
  18. Heavy_Set

    2 unknown pines collected today...

    ....was walking one of my dogs this morning and spotted these little pines about to get mowed by the ditch gang. I asked them if they could leave em so i could come back and get them later, but that was a no go. So with no tools on me, one hand holding on to my dogs leash, did the ol' grab and...
  19. B

    Young Pinus Radiata development

    Hey guys. So this is my first post here. I'm really new to this so bear with me XD Okay so I grew this pinus Radiata from seed 2 years ago and now I'm seriously wondering what to do with it. I've hardly done anything on it as I've been scared to mess it up too much (it's basically impossible for...
  20. milehigh_7

    JBP Starter Trees 3 for $16.

    I want to make some room for some propagation projects I am doing. I will let these go in bundles of 3 for $16 plus shipping. Bundles of 3 because it works good with the small shipping tube. They are too tall for most of my other boxes. They are between 18"- 25" tall so not super tiny.
  21. F

    Ponder(osa)ing Pine Pruning

    Hello. Getting an early spring here. Yay! Getting ready to start this pine also. Forgot the species name. Don't think it is a ponderosa but couldn't resist adding it to the title. Since everyone has kindly suggested leaving my 4 inch tall birch to grow for some time, I have been considering...
  22. J

    Help! What does this yellowing mean?

    i just noticed this today. I'm not sure if this is normal? Is it fungus? The needle tips are yellowing over most of the cork bark JBP.
  23. B

    Stone Pines (Tips for a Conifer Newbie)

    Growth style, tips for a newbie in conifers/pines. I'm thinking of going for a flattened hokidachi. No, I'm not crazy, and i know that style is almost unheard of in most pines, but it is the natural shape of a Stone/Italian Pine, and i put what's natural for a mature specimen in the specific...
  24. JBP #1

    JBP #1

    1st branch raised; now we can see the trunk exit the soil. Bottom Jin will be reduce or removed. 1st branch will be reduced; but for now I'm going to use it to thicken the lower trunk.
  25. 042015-F


    repotted at new angle; tachiagari needs to develop before going back into a pot
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