1. Clicio

    Is always a complete wiring mandatory?

    I was wiring just the apex of a cascade JRP, and one of the guys around (Japanese) said "you have to wire the whole tree, even if it doesn't need it. If you wire only a couple of branches, the chance the whole tree stops growing trying to heal those branches are great; and the chance that only...
  2. S

    Drilling Extra Drainage Holes in Pot

    I just received this awesome Thor Holvila bonsai pot in the mail, but it only has one tiny drainage hole. I don’t have pictures yet, but you can see the hole in the second to last picture here: http://thorholvila.tictail.com/product/palm-size-1708-13-xxx. It would offer barely any drainage and I...
  3. M

    Juniper Bonsai

    Hello! I am new to Bonsai, and i just bought this juniper! It came with this pot, and i know i have to re pot it because of the sticking-out baby roots. After that, i'll wait a month to fertilize it with 10:10:10 solution because of the summer coming. It is about 3 years old, do you guys...
  4. OrganicSeasonal

    Wiring a JBP sapling that's already planted in nursery pot?

    Pipsqueak #1 by OrganicSeasonal posted Mar 14, 2017 at 3:47 PMPipsqueak #2 by OrganicSeasonal posted Mar 14, 2017 at 3:47 PMWire by OrganicSeasonal posted Mar 14, 2017 at 3:47 PMHello bonsai buddies. BonsaiNut told me to shape my JBP saplings or else I'll be growing telephone poles... Firstly I...
  5. ColinFraser

    Leaning Juniper Progression

    I'll lead off with a couple of photos to hook you, and then I'll fill in the gaps ;) May 2016: December 2016: Back in May I acquired this Juniper. It's one of the vigorous varieties of J. chinensis, most likely Prostrata. When I got it, there were a lot of brown tips and dead spots, but it...
  6. M

    English boxwood

    I purchased an english boxwood from homedepot today. I figured it would be a good chance to practice some pruning and wiring techniques and I won't be too upset if I end up killing it or it looks terrible, but you have to start somewhere. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Repot...
  7. M

    Pruning/wiring ideas?

    Went to home depot today and bought a alberta spruce. It cost about $9. I began to prune and thin it out a bit but not sure where to go from here. I figured it would be a good chance to practice some pruning and wiring techniques and I won't be too upset if I end up killing it or it looks...
  8. Boise_Guy

    Tree Identification

    Anyone know what species this is? It was collected by someone in our local Bonsai Society years ago and has changed hands a couple times now. Also, ideas on pinching and/or pruning so that I can try to prevent this browning on the inner growth? Thanks for any advice in advance. - Boise_Guy
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  10. ColinFraser

    First Foemina

    Yes, a confirmed foemina sighting! Man, they are sharp little buggers! This is my first - just having some fun and practice with it. I forgot to do a proper "before" picture, but I remembered to snap one before the top came off at least . . .
  11. MAbro515

    New bonsai help

    Hey guys! So first time bonsai guy here looking for some tips on care for my Japanese juniper bonsai. I was given a bonsai starter it for christmas year and Im super excited. So I repotted it when I first got it on christmas then again just today because there was a large amount of roots showing...
  12. V

    Monterey Pine Pruning/Wiring

    New to the forums and beginning to expand my Bonsai collection/knowledge and hoping to get some advice. I picked up a 5 Gallon "Christmas Tree" - Monterey Pine (Pinus Radiata) from the local OSH (Nursery) and re-potted in a 15ish gallon container with a mixture of pebbles, pine bark, sphagnum...
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