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Old 05-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #106
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All the trees are doing well, working on leaf reduction for my little Maple today. Well, starting at least lol.
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I just love bonsai's! Right now all I have is a Desert Rose. Is that considered a 'bonsai'? I would love a Japanese Maple bonsai. Until then, I can sit here and look through everyone's fabulous collections.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:30 AM   #108
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Does my dwarf peach tree count?
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:21 AM   #109
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I just love bonsai's! Right now all I have is a Desert Rose. Is that considered a 'bonsai'? I would love a Japanese Maple bonsai. Until then, I can sit here and look through everyone's fabulous collections.
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Does my dwarf peach tree count?
Both depend on the actual trees, guys

Pics so we can tell!
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #110
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This baby was cut down a LOT, hoping for some explosive growth soon -- this should be fun.
Love it. By far my favorite maple- has been for many years.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #111
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Thanks man! That should be interesting to work with. Any styling advice?
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:35 AM   #112
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Nice mini trees guys. I've been wanting to get into bonsai for years, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Anybody want to trade a nice starter tree for some yellow shrimp or crs, and/or maybe a few Nepenthes or Orchids?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #113
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i had a bonsai once. lasted almost a year. im surprised it made it that long in retrospect, considering i treated it almost like i do my cacti: ignore all winter long.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:04 AM   #114
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Kiran- I think it's too tall in proportion to the trunk size. But I would wait and let it recover and then see what time of year it is. If its a good time of year, then proceed. The biggest thing I learned is not rushing!!

I'm a little worried about my ficus. Some of the few leaves are falling off. I know that's to be expected, but I'm nervous for it. Because I lost my last. Solved focus not long after styling.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:59 AM   #115
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My dwarf peach tree. (full size fruit)
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:16 AM   #116
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Awesome! Some think it throws off proportion, but I love bonsai that have overly large fruit!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #117
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I think I'm going to make a bonsai. I found a thuja in a nursery over the weekend for $10.
I'll be trimming it and wiring it soon.

Do you guys seal up cutting with anything? What is it call? liquid latex? wax?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #118
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^^^Cut paste. I didn't have any so I used some modeling clay, I don't know if it works though lol.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:09 PM   #119
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ive only used cut paste/putty a few times. but it was with tropicals that bleed alot. you may or may not need it for a thuja (google thuja bonsai, they are great stock!) but i would do some research and find out
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #120
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Here's the thuja


I think I'll take advantage of what is naturally there. It slightly tilting and has a root sticking out. This should be fun. I have rolls of solder I can use to wire this. It's really easy to bend by hand.
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