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post #496 of 618 (permalink) Old 04-15-2013, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Woah cool. Who woulda thunk lol.

Is it good as a substitute for moss?
I would say that it looks pretty nice in my opinion, but its a matter of preference; some will likely say that it will drain the tree of nutrients or that its root system will tangle, but I don't think it's too big of a deal.

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Mine came back as well. Wait till little white flowers start popping up everywhere. It looks really cool. Congrats on the trident.
Oh good point! Share some of your own pics, I want to know what to expect! And thank you.

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is there a good online source for the trees?

where do you get ya'lls?
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is there a good online source for the trees?

where do you get ya'lls?
There are a few good places online, mostly on eBay. Make sure that you look for sellers which only sell you the actual trees in their photos, not stock photos "as an example". It's an art of perfection and you want to know exactly what you're getting

Also check for local bonsai nurseries. They're few and far between, so you might have to take a little road trip.

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I have a couple of quick pictures of the Montezuma cypress tree that I am training as a riparium bonsai specimen. I planted it a couple of weeks ago and it is establishing very well in its riparium planter. I decided to start to train it into a nicer shape with some bonsai wire and here it is before bending.



You can see that it just looks like a straight sapling and without a very interesting shape. After adding a few bends I think that it now looks a bit more natural. I still have more work to do on it. I am building a special very shallow tank for it and I hope to have pictures of that soon as well.

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any suggestions on what to get for my first try at bonsai i have been doing a lot of reading but all we have around is normal nurseries and those still aren't real close to me? What would be something i could find fairly common and be good for my first bonsai
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any suggestions on what to get for my first try at bonsai i have been doing a lot of reading but all we have around is normal nurseries and those still aren't real close to me? What would be something i could find fairly common and be good for my first bonsai
Chinese elms, privets, trident maples, to name a few.

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TPT Bonsai Thread! Show off your collection!

I need to redo the soil and fertilizers for my ficus. Any suggestions? Before I did simple potting mix and I'm pretty sure I need to change things up to something more proper.

Any help would be appreciated


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I got a quick picture of the Montezuma cypress tree in the special bonsai tank that I made. It needs a lot more work, but this gives you an idea anyway.

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Cool idea^^

Does anyone have indoor trees? If so what do you use as a ground cover? Moss doesn't survive very well it seems :/


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Cool idea^^

Does anyone have indoor trees? If so what do you use as a ground cover? Moss doesn't survive very well it seems :/


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Tried glosso? Works great outdoors for me.

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Gotta love that little tank you made hydro!

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Tried glosso? Works great outdoors for me.
Just added some. Guess we'll see what happens!

I'm just starting to wire my ficus but I'm confused on what to do with one section of my tree:


It's a really stubby area. Should I cut here or let it grow?

Here's the current tree:


Any help is most appreciated


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Wired today and snapped a huge branch :/

Luckily not all the way through but its bad:


Anything I can do except not touch it?


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http://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basi...edBranches.htm

superglue. since its not snapped all the way through, the living layer just under the bark is still connected and so it can reattach itself.
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but you wanna do this ASAP i imagine, before the tissue dries out and dies.
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