1. IckyGuyBonsai

    Did it because I could, now it's still growing

    Was on an arborist job site doing some trimming on a big willow about a month back and saw my boss taking a few smaller cuttings to "try and root em." He didn't want to take too thick of pieces because he wasn't confident they'd root, so I decided to show him just how much of weed willows are...
  2. jwell

    Willow spring preparation questions

    Spring in central Wisconsin is coming up soon. I have an Austree Willow bonsai that is starting to grow leaves a little early maybe. Spring and warm temperatures are about a month or 2 away, where I can move it back outside. Is it okay that leaves are starting to sprout on the tips of branches...
  3. jwell

    Austree Willow questions

    On my previous post about this tree, we tried to find out what species it actually is for watering purposes. We came to find that we think it’s a Salix mix(Austree), which would like a normal amount of water, and NOT geijera parviflora which would be more drought tolerant. It always is pretty...
  4. Flowerhouse

    Willow from cutting - Question

    First a short progression, then a question. I started with a cutting from a branch that blew down in July 2021. This is what it looked like in June 2022. I started removing some of the dead wood. Today, growing well. The pot is already filled with fine roots. It sits in a saucer that I fill...
  5. jwell

    Willow cutting question

    Hello, this is my first post on here and my first bonsai so I appreciate any feedback. I have a few willow cuttings sitting in a bucket of water, and they have strong root growth and branches starting. I have 2 questions. 1.) I was wondering what type of soil would work to move these into. I...
  6. Flowerhouse

    Some Flowerhouse Non-natives

    This is a Dwarf Barbados Cherry. It arrived last week after spending 2 weeks in a shipping box. It retained a few leaves and had long spaghetti extensions, some reaching through the shipping peanuts. After 10 days with the best care I can give it looks like this. The extensions have greened up...
  7. veles616

    Last year air layering

    Last year I tried airlayering some trees and the biggest branch that made it was one from my salix caprea, I left it alone to recover till this year. The main thing I'm learning right now is patience which I have none. There are a ton of mistakes in this picture and I'm asking you for you...
  8. A

    Potential rust on willow

    Hi everyone! Technically my first post but long time lurker. My largest willow cutting that I got on a lark appears to have gotten a potential fungal infection from our latest downpour (or I assume that’s what the orange dots are). I know that the top evidently has dieback and I need to chop...
  9. veles616

    Wild willow air layering

    Hello, First of all excuse my english, I'm translating from my mind so some phrases might come out silly. Since i was little i loved looking at bonsai trees and always wished to have one, sadly the first and only bonsai i ever had didn't survive cause my lack of knowledge and common sense as a...
  10. L

    Willow Tea

    I made a batch of "willow tea" ... Basically it's new growth from a willow tree soaked in water.. I made it to root some cuttings I took.. It made me wonder, would this be a good thing to add to bonsai water? Half of bonsai seems to be the development of roots. You would think hitting them...
  11. L

    Willow Air Prune

    I bought a weeping pussy willow from meijer. It has a long straight trunk, and then a cool looking top has been grafted onto it. I want to discard the trunk and keep the top. So, I thought air prune it... Then it occured to me that air pruning might not work on a willow... I've included a...
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    Nishiki willow
  13. ionca

    I rooted weeping willow from a branch

    What is the timeline for growing this into bonsai?
  14. R

    First Willow, How to Pot and With What Soil?

    Hi everyone, this is the first time I've posted here. I recently bought a dwarf blue leaf arctic willow. I know willows require a lot of water compared to many plants. Can I take this need into consideration by using soil that has a very high water retention or is that not enough? I am waiting...
  15. BonsaiButler

    Multi trunk willow

    Here is one of the willows I have been working on for the last year. I collected it at the beginning of summer last year and let it grow wild (It grew very fast). After the leaves fell I thought I would try to put some wire on it and begin sorting out some of the numerous branches, and try to...
  16. Salix type unknown

    Salix type unknown

    Semi cascade Salix from Yamadori Stock. Overall height of tree from pot to highest point on tree 3.5" span of branching in cascade 10"
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