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Been Shopping....

Home Depot
@GrimLore led me on to the Stanley.
A nice 10inch smooth cut.
Found a nice flexible Dewalt pull saw too.....for my Azalea.

Michael's (crafts)
@crust brought up exacto....I been a fool for not having one! (a healing)
@Chuah conviced me to get a white backround.
Wow...go to Michael's..miniatures, wood carving tools, and inspiration!
Hancock Fabrics too!

Menards (first timer!)
@Adair M convinced me to find some decent tweezers...for $5, I like em.
Got some turnbuckles to yank on some branches, they'll provide 2in of slow pull. >$2ea.
Grabbed this 100ft of 18 gauge green wire for guy wire stuff.
2 dollar spray bottle for my ass oil because every pesticide spray head sucks. (the safe ones, organic/cheap)

Fertilizer....
@Brian Van Fleet got me hooked on fish. 5-1-1....and gentle.
The cactus drops I bought cuz I love drops...way easy! 2-7-7
@godzilla is always in the back of my head...so I keep a bottle of 101010 on hand.....water BLUE! (or blueish green due to content and settling! Lol)

And I'll be damned if old Menard didn't have my FAVORITE DROPS!
Schultz' 10-15-10 concentrate...
Real easy...good balance...micronutrients.
They weren't in the system so I almost got em free!

So far....ACE, Menards, and The Depot, are due for shrubs mid March.

I will be the first dude there, helping them put stuff away as I look at EVERYTHING.
Maybe I will just offer to sign a waiver and unload the racks!

Just wanted to start some OTB conversation...not off track betting, or like my welding friend made up, oral testicle bath,

Outside the Box!

And thanks to everyone who helps my newbie self get right! (it was Can't Get Rights Baby!)

Sorce
 

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Right there with you buddy!

Left to right:
7 gallons pumice, 5.5 gallons lava, 7 gallons fir bark.

Stanley 10 inch saw, plastic tubing, cut paste, assorted wire, propane blowtorch!, and a pair of nylon gloves courtesy of bonsaiJack!

Mind you not the math equation on the wall behind said objects. My 3 year old is rewriting the theory of relativity, and yea, we have that so far...
 

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Awesome!
That's what I'm talking about!

And the bonsai stuff is great too!

Thanks for Sharing!

Spring prep begins now!

Sorce
 

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Been Shopping....

Home Depot
@GrimLore led me on to the Stanley.
A nice 10inch smooth cut.
Found a nice flexible Dewalt pull saw too.....for my Azalea.

Michael's (crafts)
@crust brought up exacto....I been a fool for not having one! (a healing)
@Chuah conviced me to get a white backround.
Wow...go to Michael's..miniatures, wood carving tools, and inspiration!
Hancock Fabrics too!

Menards (first timer!)
@Adair M convinced me to find some decent tweezers...for $5, I like em.
Got some turnbuckles to yank on some branches, they'll provide 2in of slow pull. >$2ea.
Grabbed this 100ft of 18 gauge green wire for guy wire stuff.
2 dollar spray bottle for my ass oil because every pesticide spray head sucks. (the safe ones, organic/cheap)

Fertilizer....
@Brian Van Fleet got me hooked on fish. 5-1-1....and gentle.
The cactus drops I bought cuz I love drops...way easy! 2-7-7
@godzilla is always in the back of my head...so I keep a bottle of 101010 on hand.....water BLUE! (or blueish green due to content and settling! Lol)

And I'll be damned if old Menard didn't have my FAVORITE DROPS!
Schultz' 10-15-10 concentrate...
Real easy...good balance...micronutrients.
They weren't in the system so I almost got em free!

So far....ACE, Menards, and The Depot, are due for shrubs mid March.

I will be the first dude there, helping them put stuff away as I look at EVERYTHING.
Maybe I will just offer to sign a waiver and unload the racks!

Just wanted to start some OTB conversation...not off track betting, or like my welding friend made up, oral testicle bath,

Outside the Box!

And thanks to everyone who helps my newbie self get right! (it was Can't Get Rights Baby!)

Sorce
Shoulda gone to Habor Freight! ;)
 

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Hope its not to long till springtime, so you can put those to work mate. Hate when brand new stuff lies around doing nothing. What's the Viagra on the right for? :p
 

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I know Michaels and Hobby Lobby both carry a good material for pot hole mesh and/ or grow box colander sides. They come in large sheets for $2 and are used for cross stitching or something. I also use it as a sifter.


Oh boy, what a crazy day it has been for me! If you could see what I just bought at lowes and online! Perlite, misters, timers, nozzles, tubing, pine bark, rooting hormone, pumice, heating mat, tubs, plexi glass and more!


Included unpackaging, sifting, drilling, repotting, more sifting and drilling, water, rain :mad:!


Oh! And almost a mini (dwarf) orchid I wanted so bad! Should go back for it.
 

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I know Michaels and Hobby Lobby both carry a good material for pot hole mesh and/ or grow box colander sides. They come in large sheets for $2 and are used for cross stitching or something. I also use it as a sifter.


Oh boy, what a crazy day it has been for me! If you could see what I just bought at lowes and online! Perlite, misters, timers, nozzles, tubing, pine bark, rooting hormone, pumice, heating mat, tubs, plexi glass and more!


Included unpackaging, sifting, drilling, repotting, more sifting and drilling, water, rain :mad:!


Oh! And almost a mini (dwarf) orchid I wanted so bad! Should go back for it.
This guy has got it BAD! LOL
 

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This guy has got it BAD! LOL
Understatement.

Can't get enough of nature..... Cant get enough of bonsai either hey Joe?
I forgot I had that there... That doesnt show up on the mobile layout.

But yes, I cant get enough of it! If only I had a nice tree to show for it though...
 

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That's where I want to see this go!

Torch! Soil! Misters, Nozzles!

It's way better, especially for newbs....
To start figuring everything now!

I like to see JoeR committed to a plan!
Planning!

The faster you organize the faster it makes sense, the faster it makes sense, the faster the trees grow, etc. So on so on!

What are the BUG necessities?
There's more!

Sorce
 

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Love this disease man ;) Sometimes I think I need to see someone... wonder if a psycholobonsaiologist can help...:p
Nah, would only make you feel crazier.

That's where I want to see this go!

Torch! Soil! Misters, Nozzles!

It's way better, especially for newbs....
To start figuring everything now!

I like to see JoeR committed to a plan!
Planning!

The faster you organize the faster it makes sense, the faster it makes sense, the faster the trees grow, etc. So on so on!

What are the BUG necessities?
There's more!

Sorce
I figure, why wait? There is no reason to wait!

Plus, all that stuff was relatively inexpensive. All the mister stuff was on a big sale. Spent <$100 on the trip, and that includes my entire misting setup, cold frame parts, and a few other miscellaneous items.

Oh and my father bought an unnecessary amount of things because it was on sale, so really <$75
 

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That's where I want to see this go!

Torch! Soil! Misters, Nozzles!

It's way better, especially for newbs....
To start figuring everything now!

I like to see JoeR committed to a plan!
Planning!

The faster you organize the faster it makes sense, the faster it makes sense, the faster the trees grow, etc. So on so on!

What are the BUG necessities?
There's more!

Sorce
Source, just for you Im posting my bug control system. You may think there a bit drastic for aphids and such. You havnt seen our aphids! Sometimes I hunt them with my bb gun but the bbs bounce of their heads. Im thinkin .22 for next rainy season. Til then I hope this other system is ok or maybe a baseball bat.
 

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Source, just for you Im posting my bug control system. You may think there a bit drastic for aphids and such. You havnt seen our aphids! Sometimes I hunt them with my bb gun but the bbs bounce of their heads. Im thinkin .22 for next rainy season. Til then I hope this other system is ok or maybe a baseball bat.
Isn't stomping on the trees or throwing shoes at them a little hard on em:rolleyes:?
 

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Source, just for you Im posting my bug control system. You may think there a bit drastic for aphids and such. You havnt seen our aphids! Sometimes I hunt them with my bb gun but the bbs bounce of their heads. Im thinkin .22 for next rainy season. Til then I hope this other system is ok or maybe a baseball bat.
Chaklas of doom!

Sorce
 

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I got me some bonsai supplies also, lavarock and fert-baskets (yeah, i didnt really fertilized that much before, big mistake) and my first miniature knobcutter (it was kinda small but it will have to do).
 

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