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  1. 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...
  2. 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)...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. NateDavHCBTX

    Beginning a fat multi-trunk yaupon holly

    Spring time is here and I was finally able to begin styling this very overgrown and extremely root bound material. I forgot to get pictures of the root work, but I can tell you it was the most intense work I've done in my 12 years of bonsai. The surface was 2 inches of plant debris and muck and...
  14. T

    Anacacho Orchid Progression

    I'm starting this thread to document the progress of my Anacacho Orchid seedlings over the coming years. The species (Bauhinia lunarioides) is a rare TX native that I'm very excited about, although not sure how it will eventually work as bonsai (only one way to find out!). Perhaps this will be...
  15. Paulpash

    Blackthorn Progression

    I asked for an ID of this tree a while back and people (inc Corin from Greenwoods) were a little unsure as to what it was. It had all the characteristics of a prunus of some sort and I am now pretty convinced (by the spines developing) and leaf shape that this is a Blackthorn (prunus spinosa)...
  16. Gdy2000

    Portulacaria Afra Progression

    Inspired by @Gustavo Martins post on his P Afra, I thought I would share a progression of one of mine. There is some debate as to whether these are considered Bonsai. But for me, they are great way to learn because they respond to bonsai techniques and are very hardy. After 3 years, I’ve...
  17. cockroach

    Roach's Junies

    I currently only have three shohin sized Juniper chinensis. I may get more in the future if I spot something nice at the right size and price. Here is my shohin literati. I got it in 2014 and grew it to make sure it was healthy. In 2015 I wired the whole tree like this. After it had grown like...
  18. parhamr

    parhamr contest entry thread

    Please keep posts in this thread to a minimum so it’s concise and clear. Purchase 1: “2,000 Pinus Thunbergii Seeds (Pinus Thunbergiana, Japanese Black Pine Seeds) 2000 Pinus Thunbergii B28 SAC” from http://www.rarexoticseeds.com/ (2017-11-03) I’ve never purchased from this vendor before...
  19. parhamr

    Western Hemlock progression

    I bought a Western Hemlock prebonsai from a Bonsai Society of Portland silent auction in mid 2016. I forget the final price but I believe it was around $30. February 2017, top center In the 2017 growing season I let some of the lower branches run to put on vigor and girth. September 2017...
  20. parhamr

    Dwarf Norway Spruce progression

    I bought a 3-gallon Dwarf Norway Spruce in mid 2016. I think it's a "bird's nest" cultivar from Iseli Nursery. This purchase was my first Spruce. I'm working on an informal upright with a sturdy, masculine style. November 2016 Its first pruning from nursery stock. The tree canopy was globular...
  21. BobbyLane

    Trident maple raft

    this is a field growing project, started in spring, the cutting was taken from a small trident, both tree and cutting are in the ground here is the cutting after spending a few months growing in this pot, luckily it struck and grew well 20161024_171134 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr 20161024_171036...
  22. jaja87

    Update thread on shimpaku juniper in Canada

    Hello all, about a month ago I bought a shimpaku juniper from a bonsai nursery and repotted it that day as it was in a very small rock planter and was severely root bound. A month later and it's doing very well. Just watered it today and noticed the shoots are extending a little longer...
  23. RileyJFDB13

    Chinese Cork Elm progression and Calcium deposit help.

    Happy friday all!! Here are some progression photos from this year alone of the developments of my cork bark Chinese Elm. I also bring a question to the table, I live in Southern California which means my water quality is terrible and I get relatively little rain. I do my best not to touch the...
  24. Maloghurst

    Pyracantha material

    Just happened upon this huge pyracantha yesterday. Not the best time for collecting but it was going to be composted if not for me. I hope it survives the summer! Lots of potential in this one. It was very sandy sooil so I kept a some of the sandy stuff and mixed it with my diatomaceous earth...
  25. parhamr

    Shimpaku D progression

    This is how my fourth Shimpaku looked when acquired in May 2016. (My fence was in progress!) I paid $85 for it in a silent auction and felt good about what I paid. The trunk has a 2.25" diameter above a strong basal flare. I started pruning and found the tree was well overgrown, in sandy loam...
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