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Old 09-23-2012, 01:49 AM   #361
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Oh wow, you weren't kidding. That Akadama really set the bonsai off! I like that little WK you have out there too.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:07 AM   #362
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Oh wow, you weren't kidding. That Akadama really set the bonsai off! I like that little WK you have out there too.
Thanks! It really turned out to be quite nice. Do people grow their trees in straight akadama? Because I want to do that next time...

I need some black lava rock now to mix with the akadama for the top layer.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:44 AM   #363
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Thanks! It really turned out to be quite nice. Do people grow their trees in straight akadama? Because I want to do that next time...

I need some black lava rock now to mix with the akadama for the top layer.

trees look cool! and i like that kusa mona/wabi kusa you have!

i know some people grow some things in pure akadama. most i know of use a mix; akadama holds water pretty well. super fine laterite, super fine bark, and akadama is the mix that most i know of use
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:47 AM   #364
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trees look cool! and i like that kusa mona/wabi kusa you have!

i know some people grow some things in pure akadama. most i know of use a mix; akadama holds water pretty well. super fine laterite, super fine bark, and akadama is the mix that most i know of use
Thanks for the compliments and info. How are your trees doing?
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Has anyone come across a "Coral bark" Japanese maple in the smaller sizes? I have one in my back yard that I bought this spring but it was 5' tall. I think it would make a very interesting Bonsai due to the bark color.
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Has anyone come across a "Coral bark" Japanese maple in the smaller sizes? I have one in my back yard that I bought this spring but it was 5' tall. I think it would make a very interesting Bonsai due to the bark color.
Never seen one. Small Japanese maples seem quite hard to run into. Most are probably around 12"-18" or so. This reminds me, though, I really want to go to a local nursery and pick up a regular garden stock maple. They tend to be pretty expensive, though.
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japanese maples are always super expensive. lol
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japanese maples are always super expensive. lol
Unfortunately. I want a JBP too, but those are probably even more expensive.
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i havent seen any decent mhugo's at garden centers. youd probably have to go to a bonsai nursery for that. i want a JWP
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i havent seen any decent mhugo's at garden centers. youd probably have to go to a bonsai nursery for that. i want a JWP
I know a place online with some decent mugos at good prices. Message me on FB if you want the link!

I wonder if my local nursery has any JBP. I doubt it, though. We already have ugly native pines. Maples, on the other hand, they will likely have. Gotta check...
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I know a place online with some decent mugos at good prices. Message me on FB if you want the link!

I wonder if my local nursery has any JBP. I doubt it, though. We already have ugly native pines. Maples, on the other hand, they will likely have. Gotta check...
i just filled my truck up with gas. so im broke.
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i just filled my truck up with gas. so im broke.
Ouch!
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Been wanting a bonsai for a while. I have a north facing window and it gets too cold where I'm at (college dorm)

So you bonsai experts, should I wait? Or is there a species that could survive that?

Or is there an affordable lighting option that I could substitute for an east/west window?


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Depends, do you have a balcony?
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College dorm room. Lol. That's a negative, unfortunately.


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