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post #541 of 618 (permalink) Old 06-17-2013, 08:04 PM
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I got a couple new trees in the last couple days. first up is a Juniper sp. (no tag). It set me back less then 20$. I got it from my local nursery. It was in a one gallon pot. I whacked 1/3 of the roots away, along with a fair amount of foliage. I should have got a before picture, like always I wasn't thinking.2





Next up is a Japanese maple I got from orchard supply for 35$. the I.D was scratched off so I have no idea what variety it is. ill get a more detailed picture of the eaf today.


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Allergies blow, my friend. I avoid the outdoors unless I go out to be in the sun. I get sinus infections easy lol.
Ficus make good indoor bonsai, there's quite a few.

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30% shade cloth is best for general care for warmer climates, high temps etc.
Maybe even a bit more if it's an Azalea.

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I got a couple new trees in the last couple days. first up is a Juniper sp. (no tag). It set me back less then 20$. I got it from my local nursery. It was in a one gallon pot. I whacked 1/3 of the roots away, along with a fair amount of foliage. I should have got a before picture, like always I wasn't thinking.2





Next up is a Japanese maple I got from orchard supply for 35$. the I.D was scratched off so I have no idea what variety it is. ill get a more detailed picture of the eaf today.

Looks like one of the Lace Leaf vars to me.

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post #545 of 618 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 06:10 AM
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I actually went to a bonsai club meeting locally finally. Only took me 20 years to get around to doing it. Picked up a lot of good info. Best way to learn I'd have to say.

Good group of people.

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I would have to think that people who keep bonsai must have great patience.
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I would have to think that people who keep bonsai must have great patience.
Yes and no.

It can satisfy the picker, someone who likes to pick at the tree little by little.
It can also quell the lazy person who gets motivated maybe once every few months.

I trim and pick, then wire a tree every so often.
I've gotten much better in the last few years.
Like aquariums, best to join a club and go to meetings and work with the most experienced people you can find.

Nothing replaces that. On line? Blah, what a dang mess for advice.
I thought Aquarist were bad, not even close.

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My riparium Montezuma cypress is still looking good. I started to do a little light dosing for this tank and now it is actively growing. This is a quick shot from a couple of weeks ago.



Unfortunately, the Marsilea fern in the lower left has declined over time. It did not like the change in lighting or water parameters or something after I moved it to this setup. I removed it and replaced with a Lysimachia creeping Jenny that looks OK so far.

I might need to prune the tree back a bit if it keeps growing like this, but it's sort of tricky.
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That tree is looking good Hydro. I definitely notice some good growth

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Thanks Chris. The Cephalanthus buttonbush is doing well too. I will try to get some better pictures of the setup. I might also get some video.
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Not sure if it's the weird weather ,but my tree is changing all kinds of fall colors right now. I'll snap a few pics tonight. Is this happening to anyone else right now?

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Yes and no.

It can satisfy the picker, someone who likes to pick at the tree little by little.
It can also quell the lazy person who gets motivated maybe once every few months.

I trim and pick, then wire a tree every so often.
I've gotten much better in the last few years.
Like aquariums, best to join a club and go to meetings and work with the most experienced people you can find.

Nothing replaces that. On line? Blah, what a dang mess for advice.
I thought Aquarist were bad, not even close.
The last sentence!
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I didn't know we had this thread!!!!! Wait til I get home I will post a whole bunch of pics of my indoor adenium, fukien tea, hoya, indoor Bougainvillea, indoor african gardenia, pothos, and cattleya orchids!

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post #555 of 618 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 09:57 PM
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Takashima Bonsai on eBay
I got my fukien tea from him too! I got mine for 42$ shipped. It looks beautiful.

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