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  1. J

    Hawaiian Umbrella Bonsai with Black Spotted Trunk? (And bugs!)

    Hello again all. A week or so ago I decided to purchase a Hawaiian Umbrella bonsai via amazon, through Brussel's Bonsai. The reviews were mixed, and some had mentioned seeing bugs on their plants. (I only read them after I'd purchased, unfortunately) Mine was delivered today, and I decided to...
  2. Storm87

    Where to prune for good taper?

    Hi all! How far up the trunk would you to prune back this maple in order to establish good taper in the future? Which branch should be the new leader? Storm
  3. Tbwilson33

    Nursery ficus. Chop? Air layer? Looking for advice

    Hey everyone, novice bonsai guy just looking for advice. I found this at a local mom and pop shop for 35 dollars and thought why not? Decent size trunk on it. I just bought it thinking of trunk chopping it and trying to root some cuttings but I just started thinking I could air layer the top to...
  4. Cosmos

    Nursery ginkgo - good base, where/when to chop?

    Bought this ginkgo today. It sort of winked at me as I was browsing trees in the pouring rain, being small enough to fit in my car and 1/3 the price of the taller, less interesting ginkgos on offering. My instant feeling was "good wide base, not perfect (a bit of reverse taper) but interesting...
  5. Stacey

    Normal tree trunk?

    I got my first bonsai tree about three weeks ago so I do not know too much about them. I've attached a picture of the trunk (the full picture of it is my profile picture) What I am concerned about is the very bottom of the trunk. Is this something I need to worry about or is this a normal...
  6. RileyJFDB13

    Wiring Left on Black Pine on purpose.

    Curious to what this technique is called, I have seen the end result of this technique and it looks great but I would like to know the name to further investigate it. To my knowledge I let the candles extend as long as possible every season until the wire is no longer visible. Hers some...
  7. ColinFraser

    Purple Bougainvillea Progression

    Starting a thread for this bougie I picked up at a landscape nursery back in 2014. A little trunk movement, a bit of flare at the base, and wholesale pricing - I'm in!
  8. J

    Time to move on: how do I make my new love less skinny?

    Hi, This was my love and passion for almost 8 years before I was put into hospital for 3 month and my neighbor who promised to take care of it during that time got to occupied emptying my wine collection. I have a very hard time letting go of things, and I believe that's why I'm drawn to...
  9. ColinFraser

    Chopped and ReChopped Olive

    I just potted up a little olive I bought from a landscape nursery, probably in late 2014, and I thought I'd share its evolution thus far - it's certainly been instructive for me. It was several feet tall, and I cut off all the long stuff so it could stand up in the car. One of the reasons I...
  10. Japanese Maple

    Japanese Maple

    Japanese Maple Acer Palmatum species. Unknown Cultivar. Derived from a major trunk chop and in development since 1994
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