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bonsai1504 09-15-2008 06:42 PM

bonsai thread!
i want to start a bonsai thread with information, links, pictures, and stories from our bonsai-growing members.

here's my contribution to the thread
American Bonsai Society
Bonsai Trees, Pots, Japanese Tools, Bonsai Supplies From JoeBonsai.com - September 2008

kiki-do 09-15-2008 08:11 PM

Bonsai, I have one that I have had for three years. It's alive, and that's about it. I lack the passion to really tend this guy and I think he knows it. It is the typical bonsai and has some green and some brown leaves (if that's what they are called) that I've tried to trim but not successfully. Once I found out that their roots are cropped (however you call it) it bothered me. I honestly never realized that. :_(

bonsai1504 09-15-2008 08:31 PM

the root pruning bothered me too at first but then after a few times it is less nerve wracking than before. kind of like repotting orchids!

LinhT 09-15-2008 08:36 PM

This is a great idea, Bonsai! I love bonsai plants but I find the whole "training" and whatever else people do with those wire things way too intimidating. So I grow neos instead. I hope to learn more from others. Maybe even get another Fuukien Tea Tree and keep it alive this time.

snow 09-16-2008 01:18 AM

i have grown a few bonzais; but not with any fast rules
just what i think looks nice.my oldest is a ficus about 7 yrs .

masda 09-16-2008 01:36 AM

I also grow Bonsai, but started to late in life so I will not see the fruits of my labour, I found that in a Bonsai club you are bound by convention and there are many more no no's in that hobby than any other. I still enjoy enjoy them but like the song," I did it my way."

snow 09-16-2008 02:32 AM

that,s the only way
to@@###%%%^@ with convention

shakkai 09-16-2008 03:52 AM

I have found this site to be really, really helpful:

Bonsai4Me :: Bonsai from the UK

Full of both basic and advance information and lots of articles showing progression photo of bonsai and information about growing specific species.

bonsai1504 09-16-2008 06:01 PM

and erin pottery made most of the pots!:biggrin:

shakkai 09-16-2008 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by bonsai1504 (Post 147794)
and erin pottery made most of the pots!:biggrin:

Why OF COURSE!!! :biggrin::biggrin: At least I am consistent! :rofl:

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