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  1. M

    Azalea style suggestions

    Hello, I have an azalea stump that I’m going to be transforming into bonsai. Pictured below is my desired front: Given that this is the front of the future bonsai, what styles would you guys recommend for me? I am not creative at all and I will not be able to create a beautiful tree...
  2. M

    Bonsai Back View: Important?

    Hey friends. I’m curious what you guys’ opinions are as to how good the backside of a bonsai trunk looks. Does it matter or does it not? Can an ugly trunk backside just be hidden by branches and foliage over time? or does it take away from the value of the tree? For example, I have this...
  3. M

    Crepe Myrtle Styling Help

    Ripped out this crepe myrtle earlier in the summer that was unwanted but I have no idea what to do with it. I can’t seem to find any kind of structure fitting for a bonsai. If I just chop off all the top and leave a fat stump I’d be waiting 15 years for a decent sized new leader to come in...
  4. M

    Azalea problem

    Hey guys. I have a satsuki shrub that I’ve been wanting to chop into a bonsai for awhile and I have a general idea as to what shape I’m trying to achieve and everything, but I’m having an issue with timing. I live in zone 9a and people I’ve asked have advised me to not chop until january or...
  5. M

    American Beech Yamadori

    Hey friends, I recently dug up this very interesting American Beech from the forests of West Virginia. I thought it had very interesting and beautiful features. i am not experienced with deadwood or much wiring though, and I don’t know if it has potential. What do you guys think? worth it...
  6. M

    Crepe Myrtle: Decisions

    Hello friends. I dug up this young purple crepe myrtle from a friend’s yard that they didn’t want. It’s relatively long and skinny for bonsai so I’m deciding whether or not to chop off the majority of the top. My plan is pictured below. Seem like a good idea? What would you guys do?
  7. M

    Crepe Myrtle: Potential or No Potential?

    Hi all, In our landscape, there was this crepe myrtle that my parents wanted to get rid of and I figured: why not use it for bonsai. I am relatively new to bonsai and would like to know if this is usable material. The leaves on this variety are very small and glossy and the flowers are red...
  8. M

    Where to buy Satsuki?

    Hello friends, I have recently gained interest in having an azalea bonsai but I am stuck as to where I can find mature and thick trees to make one out of - particularly satsuki. I cannot find a single large, mature satsuki online that’s not already a bonsai and isn’t small. Does anyone know...
  9. J

    Unknown shohin tree

    Hello there everyone, this Februarya friend of mine gave me this little tree. We don’t know what it’s called as he found it in his garden. It look like a pretty interesting tree to me. I think i would like to develop it as a small shohin bonsai. I’d like to ask if anyone knows what tree it is...
  10. D

    inherited 20 year old natal plum bonsai

    Hello I'm new here. Also english isn't my first language so ignore spelling mistakes. I inherited a around 20 - 25 year old natal plum bonsai but never had bonsai before so no idea what to do with it. It's around 1,10m tall (with pot) and been pruned I think it's called last winter. Currently...
  11. O

    Dying Seedlings - Please Help

    Hi. This (pine?) seedling has been growing since late April but recently the tips have started to turn brown. This is also the case with the smaller (birch?) seedling whose leaves are also turning brown after sprouting a few weeks ago. Please can someone identify the seedlings and let me know...
  12. Rivian

    Need help identifying a tree by its leaves

    I found a few small deciduous trees with alternating nodes in the forest, and I dont know what it is but would like to find out more and check if its suitable for bonsai. This is what the leaves look like from above and below. I didnt have my phone with me so I just took a leaf, thats all the...
  13. Trenthany

    Tree ID please. Google isn’t helping.

    It’s in my yard and spreads easily. Looks 100 yrs old in less than 20. I thought it was a wild plum but now I’m thinking crabapple maybe. Let me know what you think! I’m in southwest FL for reference on location. Either way if it has decent roots I’m tempted to collect at least one. I have several.
  14. A

    Is my tree dying?

    hello, I got my tree as a gift two years ago, and it’s been doing fine up until recently. I’ve noticed that it’s trunk seems to be getting soft and wrinkled. This has happened before after not watering it for awhile, but this time after watering it it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. It...
  15. Wetmasausage

    Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

    Hi all, I'm brand new to bonsai and after finding two growing in my garden, I've decided to give it a go. Please note that I'm not strictly following the rules of composition but more just making something I think is nice on the eyes. There is very little info out there about this tree and I...
  16. M

    My Japanese maple is turning black.

    Hi all! So my maple was sprouting new leaves last week and one day it got too hot and we left it out on our balcony (we live in an apartment), came home and all the new leaves wilted and eventually fell off. I notice there are black spots all over the branches and trunk. I’m not sure if it’s...
  17. B

    Bonsai graphying

    When graphying you insert it where the cut was placed right? And I cut it about to or 3cm is that deep enough? I have a bonsai it is ficus ginseng and ive graphed it with a pine tree. And ive been giving it coffee for a week.
  18. sparklemotion

    How to ask a good question about a tree

    Welcome to the Nuthouse! We are excited that you've decided to jump into the hobby, and are looking forward to help you do what's best for your tree. You can save our time and yours by answering some of these questions up front. This isn't an official list or anything, but chances are if your...
  19. sparklemotion

    The right tree for the pot - virtualization exercise

    I was struck by this pot that was posted by Harry Harrington on his Facebook feed today. The pot is by Pierre Rousseau. (image credit, Harry Harrington) I'm trying to get a feel for what look "right" when it comes to matching trees and pots, so I thought it would be fun to play around in...
  20. 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...
  21. jcrossett

    New spot

    Okay so went to my new place last night and the back yard is over grown in the corners and back side. Wanted to see if any of you would try to save some of this. I'm still new so not sure what can and can't be used. And some of this looks way to mature and over grown. There are also 2 yews...
  22. Fukien Tea Tree 34 years old

    Fukien Tea Tree 34 years old

  23. Big Corkelm

    Big Corkelm

    In training for about 15 years, planted in Tokoname pot by Yamaaki, show quality tree.
  24. Corkelm "Ambassador"

    Corkelm "Ambassador"

    In training for about 18 years, planted in Tokoname pot by Yamaaki, and show quality tree.
  25. Termite Cherry tree

    Termite Cherry tree

    Re-potted this Cherry tree in a much smaller pot, this tree need lots of work still. An air layer will start this year as suggested by member... SMOKE!
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