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    Dwarf Maple Shohin Styling Advice

    Hi All - I picked this dwarf maple up Saturday after walking by it several times over the course of the day. I saw something in it or at the very least something I'd like to work on and improve. I've got some ideas for where to take it but I would love some advice or suggestions! The main...
  2. B

    Bosnian Pine

    Hi All, I picked up a Bosnian pine on deep discount at HD the other day, along with some Mugos. I was hoping for some advice on this one. I was hoping you could all weigh in on branch selection. Or, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. Anyway, I’m very new, so I’m not sure where to go from here...
  3. MiyagiFan

    Blue Spruce Thoughts?

    Hello there. Picked up this Blue Spruce from a side of the road nursery as I thought it might have some potential. Seems to want to want be a leaning style or wire to informal upright? Dug down into the base and seen this interesting trunk. Any thoughts on that? Was thinking I should style/wire...
  4. Thumbsaway

    Styling advice?

    I picked up this blue shore juniper from the local Home Depot. I may have gotten a bit prune happy but I’ve got to say it is interesting to look at... maybe a bit thin but it should thicken up over time. Any input or advice helps :)
  5. M

    JWP Styling advice

    Hello guys, I’m have posted a few times regarding my JWP. I got it a month ago and now I’m planning what I would like it to look like. I’m a little lost for ideas if I’m being honest, I have looked online for inspiration but the look is quite different to other JWP I see. i was thinking about...
  6. MaineBonsaiEnthusiast

    Pinus Sylvestris Nursery Stock

    Hey everyone, I picked up this giant Sylvestris at my local nursery for a steal a month or so ago. I couldn't pass it up with a trunk that size. I'm super happy with how vigorous it is, but I need some advice. Once the needles harden off I need to do some significant branch reduction. Where the...
  7. G

    Oak suggestions

    Hi all! I have come across a small oak tree that has grown in a unusual shape and was wanting some ideas on what to do with it? I believe it looks interesting with the trunk bending how it’s grown. I would like it shorter to start with so how far can I take it back with the tree still being...
  8. D

    Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Sea Green' — Advice, styling and progression

    Just picked up some nursery stock. I was drawn to the lean in the trunk and wanted something to practice on. I would really appreciate some advice on this tree. It‘s not an ideal candidate, but I’m wondering what people suggest I do with it. How should I go about reducing length? It had a lot...
  9. electronfusion

    Styling Advice for Young Cherry Tree

    Below is my rainier cherry tree, which I acquired spring 2019 from a local nursery and immediately trunk chopped. It's been growing vigorously since and just lost its leaves for the winter. Next spring I plan to air layer it off of its dwarfing rootstock and possibly rework the chop site. A...
  10. Fabledable

    Let's Style This Yamadori!

    I went out hunting early spring and picked up this great Thuja. Its survived the process and will be in recovery for the rest of this year, but I want to start thinking of design decisions. It has a wonderful base with a very interesting root coming off the left, that matches the movement of...
  11. BonsaiAndTheBees

    Advice on direction of JBP

    Hello everyone! I am very new to bonsai but have been a voracious consumer of as much bonsai knowledge as possible. The best advice I am trying to follow is "Go get your hands dirty!". So that is what I have been doing. I bought a Japanese Black Pine nursery tree which had been left to grow...
  12. jd_bonsai

    Chamaecyparis obtusa

    I need some strong advice on this hinoki cypress. I've had it two years. First year it was in a #7 nursery pot (super root bound) It's been in the current grow box for about 14 months. It's healthy, but very leggy and ugly.. Need to clean trunk of moss , but other than that" any style advice ...
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