Brand new to the Bonsai world need help and advice.

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Brand new to the Bonsai world need help and advice.

Post  jordan84 on Sun May 16, 2010 7:34 pm

I'll include pics of my plants, my son had posted some in a different topic yesterday. I wanted to know if any of these could be grown indoors with a plant grow lamp. I have 3 flurosent 48" lights each with 2 grow bulbs. Two of these I have in a garden shed with no heat or anything. One of them I have in my basement. I have been taking all my plants outdoors when it is nice out and bring them in at night or if it is raining. I have no idea if this is the right thing to do or not. Or if I can grow these plants in doors with the lights or if they must be outside. Since I'm brand new to all of this any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.

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Post  jordan84 on Sun May 16, 2010 7:39 pm



This is one I had planted in a different deeper pot and by suggestion on here I replanted it in a shallow pot but I don't know if this is what was meant. So please let me know.

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Post  JimLewis on Sun May 16, 2010 7:54 pm

That looks like an elm of some kind. It will prefer to be outside, rain, shine, snow, sleet, or hail, with maybe some mulching in and protection from wind in the coldest moths of winter in Illinois.

You do it no favors by moving it in or out. Pot is fine, but you'll probably want to look at a bonsai pot some time next year.

You and your son might want to join a near-by bonsai club. That's the best souce of info for newcomers to the sport. Here are the Illinois clubs:

Illinois


ILLINOIS - Glencoe
Midwest Bonsai Society
meets at Chicago
Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL, the first Monday, of each
month at 7:30 PM. Contact: Midday Bonsai Society, P.O. Box 1373, Highland
Park, Il 60036,
or by e-mail at midwest.bonsai@yahoo.com.
One of the largest clubs in the Midwest, MBS has been going
strong in Chicago for over 30 years. Come see our two
annual shows; our Spring show is the third weekend in
May and our August show is the third weekend in
August. Must see events! Website
ILLINOIS - Glen
Ellyn
Prairie State Bonsai Society
. Meets at College of DuPage, fourth Monday,
7:30 PM. The club hosts several programs, demonstrations, and lectures
given by members, local masters, and visiting Masters from around the U.S.
and Japan. We are one of the few clubs around that has our own Grow Plot
where trees are raised and cared for by our members to be used for Master
demonstrations, then raffled off to members. We also put on two annual
shows. The first at the beginning of June and the other at the end of
September or beginning of October. President: Mark Karczewski Contact:
Prairie State Bosai Society, P.O. Box 2634, Glen Ellyn, IL. 60138-2634
Phone: (630) 257-7586 Website www.prairiestatebonsai.com
ILLINOIS - Oak
Park
Near West Bonsai Society
. NWBS meets on
the third Monday (Feb.-Nov.) at Maze branch library, 845 S. Gunderson Ave,
Oak Park, IL 60304. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Contact Roger D. Thompson
Roger@mindspring.com (708) 383-5267. Website:
Groups.msn.com/NearWestBonsaiSociety/
ILLINOIS - Peoria
Bonsai Club Heart of Illinois
. Meets at
Bio Center, Glen Oak Park, third Thursday, 7:30 PM. J. Horvath, Jr., 109
W. Almond Dr., Washington, IL 61571, (309) 745-5256.
ILLINOIS - Rock
Island
Quad City Bonsai Club
. Meets at
Deere-Wyman Carriage House, Moline, last Thursday, except December, 7:30
PM. Website: www.qcbonsai.org - Email: mail@qcbonsai.org

ILLINOIS - Rockford
Rock River Bonsai Society
. Meet at the
Rock Valley Greenhouse & Garden Center, 785 N Bell School Road,
Rockford, IL the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Contact: Robert
Seele, (815) 631-3956
or by e-mail.

ILLINOIS - Sandwich
De La Ke Bonsai Society
. Meets at Fox
Valley Older Adult Center, 1406 W Suydam Rd., Sandwich, IL. The second
Saturday, 10:00 AM. Year-round. Please contact: Kevin H. Johnson, 215 19th
Ave Naplate, IL 61350 or E-mail: de_la_ke_bonsai_society@yahoo.com


ILLINOIS - Springfield
Springfield Bonsai Society
. Meets
at Washington Park Botanical Garden, 1740 W. Fayette, second
Monday of each Month at 7:00 pm. Contact: Gary
Trammell by phone (219) 741-4849 or by e-mail to trammell.gary@uis.edu The
Springfield Bonsai Society welcomes bonsai enthusiasts of all
levels. We
conduct workshops for begining
and advanced students and host annual shows for the community.
Website: http://www.bonsaisbs.com/

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What types can be grown indoors?

Post  jordan84 on Sun May 16, 2010 10:54 pm

Need advice as to the pots I currently have my trees in, are these pots good or do I need something different?

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