repotting

  1. L

    Chinese Elm. Leaves yellowing. Repotting in Summer?

    Hello! I'm very new to all of this; I received my Chinese Elm as a gift at the start of April, and since then the bonsai has been looking just fine.... until a few weeks ago. Some of the leaves began yellowing, and others have turned black/dark brown around the edges, before falling off...
  2. W

    Having your roots done..

    You go to a hair dresser to have others fix that dead beaver on your cranium. You use a lawnmower to mow a lawn. Leaving things to the professional(s) equipment is always best. Pause. I wanted to get a mail-order brid.. ehrm.. Japanese black pine into bonsai soil and out of the potting soil. It...
  3. Cosmos

    Collected red spruce (picea rubens) - repotting question

    I collected this small tree last October in Nova Scotia, under a power line. As you can guess from the first picture, collection was quite easy as the tree was growing precariously in clay-like sandy soil. I only had to cut about 3-4 longer roots to dislodge it, so I got almost a perfectly...
  4. Gsquared

    When to repot in Southern Washington/Northern Oregon?

    I am a recent transplant to the Portland area, and this being my first "real" winter since starting bonsai 20-something years ago. I had lived in San Francisco (where winter often came in July and August) and San Diego (where we never had winter at all), so repotting season started in late Jan...
  5. markyscott

    Can a ficus get root rot?

    Yes. What it takes is a shallow pot, heavy soil allowed to remain for too long and overwatering. I purchased this one with hopes to resuscitate. It’s clearly in decline, having dropped most of its leaves since mid-summer. Scott
  6. S

    When to repot

    I did repot a few trees last spring (my first spring doing bonsai) and I think I may have messed up timing since those trees recovered, but not very well. For repotting trees this year, I would like to know when the ideal time is. Should it be after last frost to avoid killing new roots or when...
  7. Josiana

    Repotting a mallsai juniperus communis

    Hello, I have a ginseng ficus, but am still quite new to bonsai (and this forum). Just yesterday I purchased a juniperus communis from a nursery. It has a very strange pot situation going on, it is in a very tall temporary pot, with the roots buried towards the bottom, and the remainder of the...
  8. BeebsBonsai

    Tile Method- Repotting of Trident

    Hello fellow Nuts, I have a very young Trident Maple that @Eric Group sold me. I will be repotting it next year into a pond basket or other similar growing container. In addition to a full repot, I would like to employ the tile method. Does anybody have any hands-on tips that they can...
  9. MaxTheSpy

    Rhod Pemakoense slimy

    Hey, everyone, I'm a little worried about my little bonsai, I took it to the local plant nursery and talked to the bonsai guy there and had him help me prune it so it wouldn't die and to get his idea on a few things. After that I put it back in the pot with some more potting soil, to give it...
  10. aframe

    Repotting 3-4 year old Japanese Black Pines

    A short article for those looking into the repotting of JBP: Throughout the year there will be updates with relevant content about repotting, bare-rooting (seedlings), removing compacted soil, root pruning and timing specific technique aimed at helping people who are new to JBP. You may find...
  11. N

    Some Ficus Shohin Repottings

    My Tiger Barks are waking up early this year, so I'm starting to the repot. The first one, I call the Peanut Butter Ficus (it'll make sense momentarily). It was purchased at a regular nursery and was growing next to a schefflera in the same pot. I found that it had large tuber roots under the...
  12. markyscott

    Kotohime shohin clump

    Here's a cutting grown kotohime clump that needs repotting. Soil mass is solid and roots are growing through the drainage holes. Surface is full of weeds. I'll go through it all, just how I was taught. This is the perfect time to repot Japanese maple. See how the buds are beginning to...
  13. JoeyBon

    Chinese Elm need help!

    This is my first post, first bonsai. I have a ~5 year old Chinese Elm from Eastern Leaf. When I bought it last Spring, I almost immediately repotted from nursery soil to a 100% inorganic akadama/lava mix. The tree did very well last summer and only lost about half of its foliage into the winter...
  14. wsteinhoff

    Repotting a juniper now?

    Hello, I'm new to bonsai but not to plants. I like to do a lot with medicinal herbs. Every year my mother and I go to this greenhouse that specializes in those sorts of things. While we were there we stopped at another greenhouse that was nearby that does various plants that you don't find...
  15. Skrawl

    Japanese Maple

    Hello all, I have recently acquired a beautiful Japanese maple and given it's size I am hoping to soon transplant it into a smaller pot. I understand how to trim the roots properly, but am looking for a good mix to plant it in. I know that plain old potting soil is not what you want, but as...
  16. Ben Russenholt

    New Person Repotting question.

    Hello everyone, I am going to stick mainly to this forum, as I have had Bonsai before but they have all been the garden center variety and all died on me. I will be receiving a Podocarpus Macropyllus and a Juniper Nana in the next few days and they will both be 4" trees. I know that I probably...
  17. Skrawl

    New, and need some help.

    Hi there, I've recently started my first bonsai project. I started with a small Sawara False Cypress that I picked up at a small shop outside of my hometown; I would say it's about a year old, but I'm no expert so that may not be true. I have successfully trimmed the roots and repotted the...
  18. jeremy_norbury

    Tiny one gets repotted

    Probably my smallest real tree - it's a Field maple/Acer campestre - grown from a collected seedling. Going from a massive 4inch pot to a correctly proportioned 2incher from Walsall Ceramics. 03194695 by Jerry Norbury, on Flickr 03194697 by Jerry Norbury, on Flickr 03194703 by Jerry...
  19. jeremy_norbury

    I liked that pot too

    Acer palmatum katsura decided to force my hand on the repotting front. It's was marked for a repot but I guess late frost finally got the better of the Czech pot. 03134467 by Jerry Norbury, on Flickr Well ready for a repot. 03134473 by Jerry Norbury, on Flickr I broke the rest of the pot off...
  20. cbroad

    Bloodgood repotting & styling questions

    Hey everybody, I have a few questions about what I think is a Bloodgood J.M. I guess it could be Emperor 1 or Fireglow, they all look so similar to me when they're this small and very hard to tell the difference. IMG_20160222_124328 by cbroad posted Feb 22, 2016 at 2:18 PMIMG_20160222_124316 by...
  21. ColinFraser

    Upgraded Trident Maple

    So I bought a Trident at the California Shohin Seminar last weekend (it's obviously not Shohin sized though). I'm excited about this tree and looking forward to working with it. I was impressed with the trunk's taper and movement, and despite some flaws, it's definitely one of the nicer pieces...