seedlings

  1. T

    Japanese white pine seedlings (Pinus parviflora)

    Does anyone have a current source for non-grafted Japanese white pine seedlings in the United States? I have seen several other threads from months or years past citing COVID-related supply chain issues and/or importing troubles that have made these more scarce. Any tips on where to find them...
  2. TGBentsze

    Collected scots pine seedlings

    Hi guy, I've collected some 1yo scots pine seedling in the fall of 2023, they're now budding well, no yellowing what so ever, strong and not janky needles. I am thinking about planting some in soil, and leaving some in pots, for shohin/mame sized. When can i repot/plant out them, I want to...
  3. B

    Seperaing seedlings

    so I bought a little bonsai kit. It it doesn't say anything in the instructions about if more than one tree begins to grow.. I'm worried if I leave them as is they won't have room to grow or their roots will become tangled. Anyone have advice please
  4. czaczaja

    Canary Pine Diary

    Collected some cones yesterday. Hoping to get a good few seedlings going by next spring. They seem like a hardy species and the trunks look mighty beautiful when mature. Soaking them overnight and will likely sow in a perl/verm mix tomorrow. Not sure cold strat is necessary since the temps in...
  5. glass_shark

    Seedling winterizing question

    Hey folks, I have this pot that I threw a bunch of seeds into, not thinking I would have this much success. Now, I have 4 different kinds of plants in one pot, which is fun, but I'm worried about their winter survivability. I have a silk tree which is the tallest one, that one had taken some...
  6. JEads

    Growing Bonsai Study Groups

    I am interested in teaching some regional study groups with a focus on growing and developing bonsai from scratch. I want to present my proposal here and hope to get your thoughts and feedback. Here are my thoughts: I think that training the hobby bonsai community to grow quality bonsai is...
  7. stromy

    offering some seedlings

    These are trees I planted from seeds earlier this year and have some extra seedlings to offer: Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii) red alder (Alnus rubra) Japanese alder (Alnus firma) mahagony birch (Betula lenta) shore pine (Pinus contorta) Virginia pine...
  8. O

    Looking to buy JM seedlings ( less than 1 year old) for my collection (Southern California)

    Starting a Japanese maple seedling collection to eventually grow into bonsai. I'd like to purchase brand new seedlings (<1 yr.) preferably: Deshojo/ShinDeshojo kiyohime Arakawa Katsura Shishigashira Seigen Yama-Momiji Im open to other varieties if they make good bonsai, but I try to steer...
  9. M

    Pot size and when to prune for ficus seedlings

    Hello everyone, I'm very new to bonsai and I am growing 2 ficus benghalensis and 1 ficus religiosa trees from seed that I would like to eventually bonsai. I have been trying my best to read articles and watch videos on this, but still confused about pot sizes. I planted these on Nov 10, 2022...
  10. palafr01

    They come in all shapes and sizes. The Bonsai Nut seedling thread.

    Hey everyone since so many of us grow trees from seed here I thought it would cool idea if we had a thread where everyone could share their seedlings. Given the random nature of seed growing, every so often truly weird or unique individuals show up that are extra special so if you if have any...
  11. Rivian

    Last years seed - good for nothing?

    We grew various vegetables last year. I collected, cleaned, stored, sowed the seeds and theyre sprouting now. But some gardener told me I can basically throw them away because theyre hybrids or whatever. I dont care if they dont turn out exactly like last year but Im told they may not grow well...
  12. B

    Purchasing bare-root seedlings in winter

    Hello I was thinking of buying some bare-root trident maple seedlings. The problem is that they ship immediately and I live in zone 6B where it can remain cold for a while. Is there any way I can protect the seedlings in the mean time? I was hoping to plant them in the ground this year, but I...
  13. Mrs. O in the wild

    Dying seedlings? Over watering?

    Hello - It looks as though my bonsai seedlings are wilting. I’m going to guess it is from over watering due to the fruit fly like bugs I’ve seen in the soil. I water using a spray bottle to mist them. I was giving 15 sprays a day but have reduced to a handful. I saw online that putting...
  14. Scott B

    Dawn Redwood and Oak seedlings in trouble

    Hey all! I hope this is the right forum for this thread, if I need to post to a different one no worries. Looking for advice on how to keep my last three year-old Dawn Redwood seedlings alive. I’m unsure if the browning and shedding of leaves is from dehydration, lack of fertiliser or lack of...
  15. Thumbsaway

    Seedlings in 2x2x6 planters...

    i found some more exotic cultivars on Amazon (shh I know). They’re being shipped as 2 year grafted seedlings. Not a problem. the Problem came up when I went to repot from the nursery soil. Especially since they came in those tube pots. They each had 4 large roots and only had feeder roots...
  16. J

    Garden Republic-Seed Grow Kit

    Got bonsai seed kit for holidays reading all general steps to get started just curious if anyone with experience has any tips, tricks etc learned along the way. Have grow light setup for starting phases. Two mains questions trying to find are, is now a bad time? (live in New Jersey) Do need...
  17. P

    Step by step help please!

    Hi all! I got a bonsai kit for a fun project for the family as my mother-in-law had mentioned bonsai and my husband expressed interest. It turns out I’m totally addicted to these little sprouts. I had some hiccups with about half my seeds, which I looked up solutions, retried and 2 of the 4...
  18. Gottibonsai

    Fagus forest design sketch

    Hi guys, today I want to share you my beech bonsai forest project. Now it is not a forest at all, just some fagus tree that I let in that pot to grow during the last year. From the forest I copied on my drawing a medium size tree on the left and two of the tree major trees from the actual...
  19. JeffS73

    JeffS73 Belated 2018 JBP from seed thread

    I know this is a late entry but perhaps you will let it stand after reading! So I found this 6 yr JBP contest thread earlier this year, after I'd started some 2020 seedlings, but they're a different story. I started my first JBP seeds in 2018, and it wasn't an early start either: I planted...
  20. Melendwyr

    Are fruit seeds a viable way to start bonsai?

    I've been looking around for tree seedlings growing in unwanted places, but most of the candidates I see are on private property or are inaccessible. Buying trees is expensive. So I've been looking into starting tree seeds myself, and the most obvious place to start is with the seeds of the...
  21. rollwithak

    Seed Starting: Success Stories, Problems, Ect.

    Hi All, I tried to look for a similar thread and couldn’t find! I have started my indoor seed starter operation and am just looking to have a place where we can share tips/tricks, what’s worked for people and what hasn’t. Perhaps find some common issues that are easily avoided. I have been...
  22. Crimsontide1970

    Larch seedlings

    I recently purchased 100 Japanese larch seedlings. I want to develop the trunks for group plantings and for newbies that want a bonsai. I was planning to plant them in 4” pots using a modified Boon mix for a couple of years then plant over a tile and using the escape method to gain girth. This...
  23. rollwithak

    Humble Seedling Beginnings - Knowledge Requested

    Hello Nutties..... Check out these seedlings that I have acquired!!! I'm not sure on the rules about promoting sites so for now I'll leave it alone where I purchased from. I know that many advanced Bonsai students just go for the thick trunks, but as I've stated in other posts, my love for...
  24. 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...
  25. B

    When should I start to fertilize my 2 week old seedling?

    It is a Delonix Regia that I am keeping indoors until the weather permits otherwise. This is the first tree seed that I’ve planted. Also, what kind of fertilizer should I use and should I put it in another “pot”. This one came with the kit and I’m not sure how sufficient it is. I have...
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