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  1. Caleb Campbell

    American Hornbeam #1 Progression, Caleb C.

    I collected this nice little hornbeam on December 29, 2020 from my woods, had pretty good surface roots and a really nice radial nebari. Washed the roots and placed it in an 11 inch pond basket. The cuts I made on the major roots are too far away from the trunk in hindsight, which will set me...
  2. Caleb Campbell

    American hornbeam air layer

    Dug up a tall hornbeam in November of last year, and air layering the top section that had a bit of movement. Plan to post progression photos over the years, have it in a very shady spot 'till it cools down. Think it'll make a nice shohin when I chop down to one of those lower branches, or...
  3. El Duderino

    El Duderino's Garden ... A Deep Dive

    In the spirit of sharing with the community, I've decided it's time to start my first thread. I need a central place to document my trees' progress. And I figure if I can do that here, I'll have a better opportunity to learn from you all as I go along. My fascination with Bonsai began a long...
  4. BarkLeafTrees

    Silver Birch from Seed Progression

    Opening this thread up to keep track of the progress this silver birch makes. April 6th 2019 seeds beginning to sprout January 2020 April 2020 nebari beginning to take shape on one of the strongest seedlings August 2020 before and after sacrific branch chop December 2020 after two more...
  5. P

    Sharp's Pygmy Maple

    I obtained this Sharp's Japanese Maple stock last year from a local nursery and it underwent its first styling during the Fall. At the end of Fall I decided that the maple needed a better secondary structure and potentially better development of primary branches. This year I will allow about...
  6. cbroad

    J.M. clump air layer

    Here's a Japanese maple clump air layer I've been growing since fall of 2016. It came off of a tree in my yard and unfortunately I don't know the variety. It gets a nice orange fall color which is a little unique with palmatums. I repotted it last Wednesday and took off the biggest trunk which...
  7. parhamr

    Western Hemlock progression

    At the end of 2016 I got an inexpensive Western Hemlock from a BSOP auction. The tree was in a 1-gallon nursery can. It was fairly tall and straight and I’m going with that as the design, envisioning this as a mountain tree on top of a rocky outcropping or at the edge of a break in the woods. I...
  8. cbroad

    Field Maple Progression

    Here's a field maple I've had since June of 2017. I bought it at Meehan's Miniatures, I think for around $25-30, and I was pretty excited because I had been looking for one for a long time. As bought: I slip potted it that summer into a 5 gallon pot and honestly, I can't remember if I've...
  9. Gottibonsai

    Suiseki progression, from daiza to exposition!

    Hi, today I want to show you guys all the trasformation of this suiseki. It is a stone I collected a year ago when I was 17, and in some months I created the Daiza. Last year I then exposed the stone at a really important international exhibition here in Italy. In this thread I will show you the...
  10. Gottibonsai

    Mame Juniper cutting progression

    Hi! I'm an 18 years old italian guy and I'm into bonsai since 2016. That's my first thread ever on this forum and I'm so excited. I want to show you a brief evolution of this mame juniper that was gifted to me from a friend in 2018. It was already a 3 years old cutting. Unfortunately I don't...
  11. parhamr

    Heritage European Yew Refinement

    Please enjoy another progression thread… I bought this male European yew at the BSOP 2017 fall show for $385. It had gone to auction through the Heritage Program after the passing of a man by the name of McDonald. That’s about all I know about the history of the tree, but I guess it may have...
  12. DonovanC

    Ficus benjamina progress

    Just a progress thread. This lady started out as a “houseplant” which consisted of several cuttings. This one was towards the center and was almost entirely shaded out. I don’t plan to chop her at any point - this is a 40 year project. And today:
  13. Clicio

    Brazilian Rain Tree - BRT - from seed, a progression

    I decided to create this thread to record the progression of a BRT from seed, one from a batch of 20 or so. Some culled, most given as gift. I sowed in sand in the winter of 2018, it sprouted in the beginning of October. After 10 days it was going well. Shade, humidity and watering. In...
  14. Grovic

    Ficus microcarpa one year progression

    Hello, This is the first tree I bought in April 2019 from a local nursery: In June 2019, I pruned and wired the tree: Some weeks after: October 2019: Two weeks ago I decided to repot it, I was wondering why the trunk didn't get any thicker even though the first branch was allowed to...
  15. Clorgan

    Juniper pfitzeriana progression/ideas

    Already posted this project in a newby thread, but I think this is my first material that actually has alright bonsai potential! So I think it deserves its own thread (the other threads may be added to the burn pile 😂 ) Added photos of work so far - pruning (tried not to do too much)...
  16. Clorgan

    Newbies - want to share your trees?

    I thought it could be fun to make a thread where beginners post their trees...I already have five (four nursery stock, one chinese elm) that I'm hoping will survive to learn on. Nothing I would consider to be good material by most people's standards on here, but I will have fun with them all...
  17. florencechan.ca

    Monterey Cypress Seedlings - process from seed

    Hi Folks! I am mostly a lurker here. I tend to research more than I post, but a recent prod via message here on the forums has encouraged me to document the growth of my monterey cypress seedlings, which I have kept notes on since emergence last year. I also figured I would discuss this from...
  18. BenBSeattle

    My Magnolia Ann Bonsai 1yr Progression Video

    This is a progression video of my Magnolia Ann Bonsai tree that was created from Nursery stock. I bought this tree from West Seattle Nursery. It's turned out better than I had hoped and should produce more flowers year over year as it ramifies. The nice thing about this variety is that it...
  19. parhamr

    Fagus sylvatica progression

    I’ve been working on this tree since June 2014. I think I’m working on an informal upright globe/flame sort of style. I’m inspired by Andrew Robson’s amazing beech. I have many years to go before this is show ready ;) As I bought it from Portland Nursery for about $12 in a 4" pot 2015 in a...
  20. Fishtank307

    Elm bonsai from last years cuttings

    I have +- 20 elm cuttings (Ulmus minor) from last year, that just started to push new growth. They're all from this parent tree: Here are most of the cuttings: I took them in May 2019 and potted them in perlite, mixed with some sand. (No particular reason for this mix, I just had it laying...
  21. T

    3rd tree, Norway "Little Gem" Weeper Progression from Nursery Stock, Any Advice, Criticism or Comments are Welcome

    Hi, I am new to bonsai. I have bought 4 trees so far from the nursery. This is my most recent. Nothing too exciting but its my only tree that looks like a tree right now haha. Let me know what you all think. I may also post pictures of my Boxwood, Hot Wings (Tartarian) Maple and Wells Weeper...
  22. parhamr

    Acer buergerianum A progression

    I’m working on an upright Trident Maple. It’s one of many trees where I’m attempting a fairly conventional and traditional aesthetic to build some of my skills. I’ll update this thread over time with progress. I got the tree in 2014 as a $14 sapling with a pencil-thin trunk in a 4" pot. I moved...
  23. Jeramiah

    Rocky Mountain Juniper Progression

    I am not sure if I have shared this progression here or not. I bought this Rocky Mountain Juniper in 2018. August 2018 I cleaned it up and took it to a workshop with Naoki Maeoka the same year. We discussed the angle and direction of the future tree. I wired a cut a few things off and wired...
  24. Maloghurst

    Windswept Italian plum progression

    I collected this plum as a weed whacked volunteer from a neighbors plum tree. Italian plum I believe. I saw potential in the old shari. There is really only one front for this tree and I’ve had trouble for months trying to envision a direction including seeking advice on Bnut. I think I’ve...
  25. parhamr

    Quercus garryana progression

    In 2014 I bought a 1-gallon seedling Quercus garryana from a local retail nursery for about $15. Here it is in 2015 in a 3-gal clay pot: I decided to grow out a second main trunk line and work on a natural looking informal broom style This tree is inspiring So I grew it out in full sun...
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