1. Carapace

    How to train/care for ponderosa pines???

    Hi guys, I just got a 2 yo ponderosa pine, I plan on making it a very tall literati and with what I've watched on youtube and read online about them, I understood that I shouldn't decandle them and. Does this mean that I shouldn't touch the candles at all or just that I need to cut them above a...
  2. PowerTap

    PTs Taylor's Sunburst

    First time poster, long time reader. I bought this ponderosa pine on father's day and have been hemming and hawing about what to do with it since. My original thought was to try some dramatic bends on it and make it a contorted prostrate semi cascade. Also toyed with literati ideas? Now I...
  3. bonsaiDerek

    how to tell if roots are growing

    is there a way to check if roots are growing on a collected ponderosa pine which was potted in early august?
  4. Kanorin

    Twin-trunk Ponderosa

    Purchased this Ponderosa pine off of a club member this week. Starting up a thread mainly for progression/documentation purposes, but I'm sure I'll have some questions along the way. It was originally collected from South Dakota in either 2018 or 2019. And then potted into this production pot...
  5. Flowerhouse

    Some Flowerhouse natives

    In order of collection: Yardadori Picea pungens. I dug this from a bad spot in my yard in 2020. It was too close to my willows, so shaded, choked by roots, and deprived of rainfall. It's in a big pot that I begged off my neighbors:) The new growth is at the same stage as the successful blue...
  6. mudvein

    Baby Ponderosa

    Baby Pondo growing through basalt lava rock in Mom’s shadow. Getting strong as the season goes on. Currently about 1.5 years old. Seedling collected spring 2019.
  7. FilipMerynos

    Ponderosa pine, two options

    Hello guys, and HELLO because it's my first post here :) I'd like to ask you about the way I should go with my 18yo Ponderosa. I bought it for around 47 dollars and previous didn't mean to make bonsai out of it. Anyway, I have a dilemma with branch marked as "A" on the photos. I think there are...
  8. Jeramiah

    Sharing a Ponderosa in Development

    I purchased this tree from Andy Smith last year (2017). I took it to a workshop with Bjorn in June of last year (2017) I fertilized with Sumo Cakes Acidic Blend for the rest of 2017 and so far this year. (2018) April: May: Here are a few shots of the growth. I will keep my...
  9. Ponderosa initial styling

    Ponderosa initial styling

    Pretzel Anyone
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