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Post  ejay08 on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:36 pm

what is the best tree to use as bonsai ? im from philippines
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Post  sayotefries on Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:45 pm

I suggest you try out ficus. It is a hardy plant, grows moderately fast for impatient newbies (like myself), and it's available everywhere. You can buy it at any local plant shops or you can collect them from your own backyard. Good luck!

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Post  DougB on Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:04 pm

Try a search for "Philippines". You should find others from the Philippines who are members and have ask questions. You can then contact them (PM) and explore the various species of trees they have. Good luck.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:16 pm

Ask for Jun,

he lives in the Philippines.
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Post  Guest on Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:32 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Ask for Jun,

he lives in the Philippines.
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No! I live in Alaska...



Here are the trees good for bonsai in the Philippines.

Phempis acidula- bantigue
Ixora (various varieties) -Santan
Ficus (various varities0- Balete
Murraya paniculata - Kamuning
Casuarina e.- agoho
Triphasia trifolia- lemonsito
Vitex negundo- Lagundi
Antedisma bunius- Bignay
Tamarindus i.-Sampalok
Diospyros sp.- Kamagong
Podocarpus costalis- Podo
Hibiscus t.-
Maba buxifolia- Bantulinaw
Desmodium- Blue bell
Kamuning bilog
....and some dozens more


Stick with stronger species if you are new to bonsai. Blue bell, ficus, tamarind, kamuning bilog, Ixora are among the good ones for starters.


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jun Smile 






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Post  DougB on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:05 pm

Jun if you live in Alaska why does your profile say you are in the Philippines? I believe there is a major difference between the two. Would help us if your profile truly reflected where you are.

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:26 pm

Doug,

Jun is just jesting.
Khaimraj - chuckle

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Post  Guest on Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:44 am

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Doug,

Jun is just jesting.
Khaimraj - chuckle
...shisss! i'm hiding from bill colleclectors. tell them I now live in Istanbul. hehe. chuckle too,

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Post  jsonacob on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:00 am

The best? You mean in terms of?

I'm new to bonsai as well. I started with ficus and many bougainvillea varieties because they are easy to find.

I just cant recommend bougainvillea for starter though because the wood rots faster than many other species and also the branch, its hard to wire without snapping or damaging the bark.


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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:20 pm

Jason,

study - grow and clip - Lingnan. On fast growing trees, it makes life easy.

Ask Sam of Hawaii how to control the rotting of the Bougainvillea wood.
He actually explained how to,over in Bonsai Discussion.
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Post  jsonacob on Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:46 pm

Khaimraj Seepersad wrote:Jason,

study - grow and clip - Lingnan. On fast growing trees, it makes life easy.

Ask Sam of Hawaii how to control the rotting of the Bougainvillea wood.
He actually explained how to,over in Bonsai Discussion.
Later.
Khaimraj
Thanks Khaimraj,

I'm really interested in clip and grow lingnan but aside from the name "clip and grow" (which I've been using in my bougies) I don't know anything more about the technique. Been looking for a good study reference for quite some time now with no luck. Maybe you can point me to some good books or online resources?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:17 pm

Jason,

the books you are looking for -

[1] Man Lung Artistic pot plants - Wu Yee Sun - Used to be available for a donation of $20.00 US from the-

Hong Kong Baptiste college
224, Waterloo Rd.,Kowloon
Hong Kong
tel - K-374161

My copy is from 1974 so you may wish to get a new telephone number for the H.K.Baptiste College

[2] Books by Hu Yunhua - for basic techniques - check Amazon

[3] Get a good picture book on Chinese painting before the 1700's.
If this is available it is excellent - Milli Anni di Pittura Cinese
Yes, I may buy something in Italian, like food and train tickets - chuckle.

[4] There are also numerous books in Chinese, but I can only look at the pretty pictures, so you might ask some of the members from the Philippines, look in the Stone section of IBC, some are pure Chinese and can help out.

Additionally check youtube - under Chinese Bonsai.
Later.
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