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updated pic as promised.
Water it daily

Maybe skip a day here or there, but not when it's 90F+. A moisture tray will help also.

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How often do you guys water your trees? Dose it vary on species and conditions?
Daily for most species Spring/summer/fall.
I can get away with 2-3x a week for some species, the Dawn redwood and some of the smaller pots, Azaleas, no way.

I sometimes use a cheapo moisture tray that's 2" deep and fill that with water and then leaves for a few days etc.

Fish tank water works quite well.

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This one is my prize.





When I'm old, it'll look really nice.

But it'll take decades.
This one it really great!!!!! It looks amazing already!!
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This one it really great!!!!! It looks amazing already!!
It is the only wired tree I have right now.
I'll be wiring this coming week or two.

Oh wait, I have a small Atlas cedar that's wired.
But I have not repotted it.

I have a larger 1 gal nursery pre bonsai cedar also.

I think at this point, most of the new ones will have to come from up in the mountains and collect wild trees and then work on those. I see them all the time collecting driftwood or traveling to mountains to climb.

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its very nice! the needles could be reduced some, but that comes with time
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its very nice! the needles could be reduced some, but that comes with time
SO would you trim those needles or cut them at the base? The needles that grow in their place will be smaller? Same go for leaves?

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id have to do some research on that. i dont know much about pines...
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http://bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATPine%20Pruning.html

all the way at the bottom, this is fore pines.

for deciduous things like maples, etc, you can use defioliation to reduce the leaf size, but do your research first!
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its very nice! the needles could be reduced some, but that comes with time
That's done in the Fall, I'll be allowing some longer branch growth and need to keep the foliage healthy, so I'll thin some of the dominate strong shoots.
The angle of the pic also makes it look thicker than it is.

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post #190 of 618 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Is this an okay time of year to repot or no?

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I will be out of town 3 weeks with nobody I can really rely on watering my 2 bonsais and the middle mini scape. What can I do?



Also what tree is the one in the right?
I was given this awesome tree a couple of weeks ago.


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I will be out of town 3 weeks with nobody I can really rely on watering my 2 bonsais and the middle mini scape. What can I do?



Also what tree is the one in the right?
I was given this awesome tree a couple of weeks ago.
You use a soaker tray. About 1" or there abouts, fill with water and that will get you through a week perhaps.

Get a neighbor/friend etc to stop by and add water or make a little DIY dripper to fill once a week on a week timer or a daily timer to add water.

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You use a soaker tray. About 1" or there abouts, fill with water and that will get you through a week perhaps.

Get a neighbor/friend etc to stop by and add water or make a little DIY dripper to fill once a week on a week timer or a daily timer to add water.
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So, is it too late this year to repot?

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Well, the bonsai lady at the local bonsai place said it'd be fine -- so I reported the trident maple. Pics to come.

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