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Post  littleart-fx on Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:01 pm

Hi" do you have an outside place to grow these?

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Post  sitarbonsai on Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:37 am

littleart-fx wrote:Hi" do you have an outside place to grow these?

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Yes, I have them placed in the front of my house, where they get most sun.
Thanks,

Justin

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Post  littleart-fx on Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:12 pm

That is good! trees like to be kept outside!

My humble opinion, Blue Star Juniper for sure looks like a nuke cloud to me, and comes out of its potty.
It sits up way to high. (Did you repot this?)
Have you considered air layering it and wire it?

The bogy,...... serissa ever thought of taking out the s form and start al over?
The trunk doesn't show any tapper, be convinced you can create this!
For sure in such a climate you have,.....!

Ever thought of buying just cheap material and start cutting,.....for me bonsai is just that!
Lost in 6 years just 3 trees, but i've learned a whole lot!

grtzz, from the Netherlands where bugs are starting to fly around again, GOOD THING (spring is in the air)

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Post  littleart-fx on Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:37 pm

Real fast virt, but someting,........



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Post  sitarbonsai on Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:28 pm

littleart-fx wrote:That is good! trees like to be kept outside!

My humble opinion, Blue Star Juniper for sure looks like a nuke cloud to me, and comes out of its potty.
It sits up way to high. (Did you repot this?)
Have you considered air layering it and wire it?

The bogy,...... serissa ever thought of taking out the s form and start al over?
The trunk doesn't show any tapper, be convinced you can create this!
For sure in such a climate you have,.....!

Ever thought of buying just cheap material and start cutting,.....for me bonsai is just that!
Lost in 6 years just 3 trees, but i've learned a whole lot!

grtzz, from the Netherlands where bugs are starting to fly around again, GOOD THING (spring is in the air)

I didn't re-pot the "Blue Star" Juniper, I had someone at the nursery I got it from re-pot if for me, and I thought the same thing
and for the Serissa, I kind of like the S form, but will consider you advice
thanks,

Justin

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Post  Joe Hatfield on Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:23 pm

Would an air layer work on this Serissa? It might make 2 good trees for him.

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Post  sitarbonsai on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:07 pm

Joe Hatfield wrote:Would an air layer work on this Serissa? It might make 2 good trees for him.

I've never worked with "air-layering" before, I've seen people do it, and read a bit about it
but, never tried myself
could you explain it and how it would apply to my Serissa?
thanks,

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Post  Kev Bailey on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:44 pm

An article, that I did a while ago, on layering is here. http://www.acerbonsai.co.uk/Articles/layers.html

You should get a good root spread on the layered off top and a great shorter tree.

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Post  Tzung Tzan on Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:52 am

sitarbonsai wrote:
Bougainvillea Bonsai
I purchased this as my first bonsai, when I got it all the leaves were wilting and it didn't help that I had to ride my bike back 4 miles to get home
but, I was so enthusiastic about bonsai and overly excited to see this sitting next to the cash register on my way out, and after spending an hour looking at home depot's "pseudo bonsai" this bonsai looked amazing!
now it's doing great, has healthy green growth, and a bunch of new luscious bracts


Juniperus squamata
Juniper, that I was originally told was a cypress at the nursery
didn't look anything like this when I got it, mistakenly trimmed in winter, but I thought it came out resembling a nice little tree, I see a lot of trees in Florida that have this shape
it has browned a bit recently do to the cold conditions (in Florida?!), it's been the coldest here since I moved here, but it's warming up back to normal, hopefully, because my bonsai don't seem to like the cold! Smile


cascading juniper
I got this at my local home depot
when I got it, it was a very prickly and overgrown shrub, that grew out a few inches in every direction
I trimmed it back to give it a more refined look, resembling that of a mountain juniper
it's fault is that it has a few pruning scars because so much had to be trimmed
if you have seen a juniper shrub at home depot you can imagine, but when I saw it I thought it had a decently thick trunk and potential as a bonsai
it still needs to be re-potted
my dad liked the result of this a lot and it's on display now in front of my house as you enter Smile


Eugenia myrtifolia or "Cherry Brush"
this is the one that was a bit shocked from being re potted in winter at the nursery, having a new environment, and the cold weather
I'm just letting this rest in front of my house to bask in the sun and recover

In my area (south Florida) there are no bonsai nurseries within an hour's drive, and the fact that I don't drive doesn't help. The one time I was lucky enough to get to a nursery was on the way home from picking up my dad's car, but I make the most of what I have, frequently checking my local home depot for anything with any potential Smile
I consider myself lucky though, because I appreciate bonsai more this way
and when I make it to a nursery like the ones I've seen around America online it will truly be exciting!
this is kind of the way I try to look at mostly everything in life, half full, not half empty
it makes perfect sense to me, be happy and let all the beautiful small things in life add up to a big celebration of life everyday
of course, that's easier said than done, but, like bonsai it's a process
and like bonsai you can sound like a master on how to trim a tree
but, the real masters can actually trim the tree Smile


Please feel free to give any tips, constructive criticism, or pointers!
Thanks!

Justin


Hi Justin, Im really humbled by your enthusisam and your love of plants. what a great attitude to have in life!
Youve got a good starting collection and the best thing about bonsais is that the trees get better every year. So you basically grow with the tree. Love the flowers on the boug. Nice colour as well.

Cheers Eddie

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Re: My bonsai collection

Post  sitarbonsai on Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:03 am

Edward Scissorhand wrote:
So you basically grow with the tree.

Cheers Eddie

Hey, Eddie
thanks for the compliments and advice
I deeply appreciate it
and I couldn't agree more about growing with your tree, that's one of my favorite parts!
thanks,

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