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    The $1.00 Treasure...

    While Houston was flooding today, we were touring garden centers. Unfortunately most nurseries were closed but the Lowe’s wasn’t. While I was walking around disappointed that I couldn’t find a small ficus to fiddle with, the hubs goes and finds this. I have no idea if it’s good or not, but it...
  2. cockroach

    Roach's Fici

    Thought I would start a thread I will periodically update. Not regularly. Sporadically. I have a few ficus that now have pots or will be getting soon. Some that I need help choosing a direction on and some that are just starting out. The first one is my Literati cascade. I like this one. It...
  3. milehigh_7

    Bahama Berry (Nashia inaguensis)

    Thanks to member @NewWorldBonsai for this little gem! The species is new to me so hopefully, I don't kill it. I picked it up on his eBay site. If you have never done any research on this tree, it super cool! As you can see in the pictures the leaves are tiny and shiny, the trunk is quite rugged...
  4. H

    First Schefflera

    I found this tree buried in the back of a mom and pop nursery. Paid $12. I felt like I was stealing it. I'm still deciding on an overall height. There are a lot of aerial roots on the upper sections of the branches. Not sure if I want to lose those. Thinking I'll keep them. Hoping to get it...
  5. slokra

    ficus microcarpa

    greetings, this is my ficus microcarpa. i just started getting into bonsai after attending the local club's spring auction in june. i have been practicing on some pre-bonsai material i've picked up at the auction and local garden centers. i've been doing a lot of reading and video watching...
  6. Culper Woodhull

    Terrarium for Ficus Bonsai?

    I have an empty 55 gallon aquarium sitting in the garage and I've just discovered terrariums while surfing the web. They seem really cool and since I like bonsai, I was wondering if I could plant 2 ficus bonsai opposite each other in the aquarium? I have a plan to make a "miniature pond" in the...
  7. gallina1594

    Giant succulent

    My girlfriend acquired this tropical plant arrangement from a friend at work. Her friend said that the plant use to be her fathers (friend is in her 40s). The trunk on this thing is massive:eek: what do you guys think?
  8. Gdy2000

    Flowering Hibiscus

    Had the opportunity to hang out with @Stickroot yesterday and grab some great stuff. Being the great guy he is, he threw this one in at the end. Not only did it flower this morning, but my wife loves it, which sort of makes up for all the trees I brought home! Thanks again Adam, you're the best!
  9. Aiki_Joker

    2.5" Bougainvillea Air Layer Cut Too Soon? :0/

    Hey everyone! I hope all is well. Looking for advice on this if possible. This was airlayered for only 3 weeks and I got impatient!! :0/ Does anyone have any tips for survival? I'm working and living in Oman and nights are above 30C here days are upto 40C in this shaded plant room where it is...
  10. philart

    Indoor Bonsai

    Have any or you read Brooklyn Botanic Garden's book "Indoor Bonsai", published 2002? I'm curious the thoughts of the membership here and experiences of people growing indoors, especially those growing year round. I read the book about a year ago via my local library, then recently picked up...
  11. cockroach

    Shohin Fukien Tea

    I decided to repot my shohin Fukien Tea as it was no longer showing signs of thriving in its pot. Once, I removed the tree from the pot it was neither root bound or suffering from any root afflictions so I put it down to a poor soil mix it had been in for can't remember how long. After A...
  12. JoeR

    Dwarf Barbados Cherry

    So at the Winter Bonsai Silhouette show I bought a dwarf barbados cherry prebonsai from a vendor for what I think is a good price. I have been thinking about purchasing one from wigerts for some time. Anyway, I bought it saturday and I noticed today that the leaves drop very easily when...
  13. SCHEFFLERA 042815 B

    SCHEFFLERA 042815 B

    THIS MAY END UP BEING THE FRONT IF I CAN MOVE SOME BRANCHES AND HEAL THE UGLY ROOT SCARS
  14. SCHEFFLERA 042815 F

    SCHEFFLERA 042815 F

    WILL REPOT AGAIN THIS SUMMER
  15. My Ficus Microcarpa

    My Ficus Microcarpa

    High: 27 width: 38 Work in progress. I live in north Texas, weather is unstable. It's too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter for this tropical tree. I have to keep it out door but in shade in summer and indoor in winter close to a bright window. It's been working well for me...