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Post  ryanduquette on Mon May 07, 2012 8:59 pm

hey guys i am new to the world of bonsai and i want to know how much i should water my bonsai it is around 3-4 inch tall in a 4 by 5 pot
some one please help
THANKS Smile

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Post  JimLewis on Mon May 07, 2012 9:33 pm

Sparingly.

Do NOT keep it soggy. Let it dry before watering again.

If we knew what kind of bonsai and what it was planted in (soil) and could see a picture, we could do better.

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Post  ryanduquette on Mon May 07, 2012 10:00 pm

ok well i dont know what kind of bonsai but heres a picture. [url=][/url]

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Post  fiona on Mon May 07, 2012 10:11 pm

Thanks for the pic Ryan - it really does help us help you.

Can you tell us where you keep the tree please?

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Post  JimLewis on Mon May 07, 2012 10:35 pm

Thanks. You have a juniper. Probably a procumbens (low growing) variety.

They more than most bonsai will die if their feet are kept wet, so water very sparingly. It's safe to keep a chopstick jammed deep in the soil. Pull it out every day and feel the dirty end. If it feels damp do NOT water. If it feels dry, water -- from the top, like rain, if possible.

Juniper also are outdoor trees almost everywhere (except, possibly northern Canada and Alaska).

Your juniper, by the way, looks very healthy. There are bonsai clubs in NC. What part are you in?

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Post  ryanduquette on Mon May 07, 2012 11:32 pm

thanks for telling me the type of bonsai. and i have 1 more question do yall know of any good bonsai books or website?????????????????

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Post  fiona on Mon May 07, 2012 11:54 pm

You can find a good list of books in the FAQs and Tutorials forum. Click HERE.

Also, the best website for beginners is probably THIS ONE. Start with the sections entitled Starting out with your first bonsai and Learning to walk in bonsai.


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Post  Ryan on Tue May 08, 2012 12:58 am

Remember Ryan, like Jim said, it needs to go outside.

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Post  ryanduquette on Tue May 08, 2012 1:38 am

Ahhhok thanks atleast i have been doing 1 fhing right. I have been leaving mine out side thats what the guy told me to do. Plus i just got back from the library and got a TON of beginner books.
Thanks, Ryan DuQuette

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Post  John Quinn on Tue May 08, 2012 1:39 am

Great, Ryan...happy reading!

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Thanks Jim

Post  ryanduquette on Tue May 08, 2012 1:50 am

By the way Jim I did your chopstick idea...... Lets hope it works....... Very Happy

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Post  ryanduquette on Tue May 08, 2012 1:59 am

Thanks John i will try to have a good reading Shocked

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Post  ryanduquette on Tue May 08, 2012 10:23 pm

I would like to thank every 1 above that have helped me and answered all my questuons. In to weeks i FINALY get a new bonsai. Surprised

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed May 09, 2012 12:22 pm

If those stones are glued on they should be removed. BTW, I am in Chapel Hill today.

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