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First Bonsai

Post  Snupie on Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:47 pm

I was gifted a bonsai with very a vague info/instruction paper. I don't even know what type of tree it is to do any research. I tried to identify it myself....yea that didn't work... Please help Smile

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Re: First Bonsai

Post  Precarious on Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:01 pm

Hey Snupie, welcome! Read up on posting pics here- that will be critical for any identification efforts. If you're not techno-savvie, it'll just take a few extra tries. http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t243-b-tutorial-on-posting-pics
The picture will be best viewed with some good light, a contrasting background, and taken at ground level. Will be watching for your response!

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Re: First Bonsai

Post  Snupie on Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:41 pm

Ahh I did up load but I didnt copy paste the link. Hopefully I do it right this time. Sorry but that.



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Re: First Bonsai

Post  DougB on Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:34 pm

Just a quick response. Other will provide more detailed info. Looks like it is a juniper, probably procumbens nana. This as with most bonsai is a outdoors tree. Not sure of the soil it is in. How fast does it drain?

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Post  Snupie on Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:35 am

Thanks! Well it seems to drain ok but it is a bit muddy. I have only cared for regular house plants so I'm not sure how wet it's supposed to be. From what I have read so far I'm concerned it's in the wrong soil. It's more like reagular potting soil rather then corse or sandy. Should I change it? Maye be put some fertilizer too? I have only had it for two days sofar. I have always had a great respect for Bonsai and it brings me great pleasure. I really want to learn correctly and be successful. Thank you all for taking the time to help guide me Smile

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Post  Precarious on Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:19 am

Your thinking seems to be on the right track, and it's ok to repot this time of year. I used to buy bonsai soil online from www.bonsaiofbrooklyn.com. It performed wonderfully, but became cost prohibitive to pay shipping for a growing number of plants. Right now you have one and BoB is relatively close, so you might order from them and repot asap. That is all I would do this year- repot it and let it grow. Next year you could do some pruning and styling. In the meantime, look for book recommendations and study up on bonsai.

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