for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Guest on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:57 am

[quote="a2khalid"]
Harleyrider wrote:
That's relevant for me right now. We're thinking of selling the bike next year and getting a car instead. Her indoors says we only need a small one, so if anyone can suggest a small car with good tree-carrying potential......

Honda Jazz (I have one, its called a Fit in North America).

Incredible tree carrying potential for a hatchback. Unlike other hatchbacks in the market (north america at least), the seats fold flush into the floor due to a clever redesign in the gas tank positioning. It therefore has an overhead clearance comparable to a minivan. I call it the yuppie pickup truck Smile Not to mention typical good fuel efficiency for a honda 4 cylinder, and reasonably fun to drive in a manual transmission.

Here she is after digging up an elm hedge (there are 5 large trees in there, two lying down).



I have had it even more packed... 13 trees (many quite large) after a collecting trip plus all my gear.



.....I think you forgot something. A little space for the person known as the driver. Razz Laughing

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  momcat66 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:40 am

Jarrod wrote:You are a bonsai lover, if you crash your car while checking out a trunk while driving.

I am new to bonsai, but am completely enamored. I haven't done this, but have come close!






momcat66
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  momcat66 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:43 am

You are a bonsai lover when you get your first purchased "bonsai" home, start learning more about the art, and then realize everything that's wrong with your tree and how you can correct it!

momcat66
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:17 am

You know you're a bonsai lover when the stones in your suiseki collection end up being planted with your bonsai instead.

You know you're a bonsai lover when you have shelves full of bonsai pots and you tell your wife that you need another pot....she looks at you like you're obsessed .... which I am ....

Will, I didn't get the "formal upright" either until you commented on it. That was very clever What a Face


Todd Ellis
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  drgonzo on Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:43 am

a2khalid wrote:
drgonzo wrote:
You are a Bonsai lover if you go to garage sales in the spring in order to make offers on the homeowners landscape plants.


whoa this is a really good idea!!!

bring a shovel and a bag of mulch to fill in the hole, people are in a selling mood at yard sales anyway and 50 bucks for a chunky old Azalea can sound pretty good when all the stuff on the tables is a buck, maybe two bucks!..My wife refuses to go with me when I do this No

drgonzo
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Damienindesert on Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:27 am

Really enjoying this thread.

Does anyone else go to nurseries and ask where they toss the shrubs that have accidentally been driven over by a tractor, burned, or grew funny?

....or spend a pleasant hour at the hardware store musing over Dremel bits and miniature chainsaws?


Damienindesert
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Ian Young on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:25 am

... when you keep a spade in the car year round.

.... you keep a bonsai book in the glove box in case you see a nice tree in a garden and knock the door and say, 'Hi I do do this, (point at book), can I have that tree please? I'll replace it with a nice new plant' :-)

.... when you are jealous of your mates who are landscape gardeners who work crap hours in all weather!

... when out driving and a nice tree is spotted on the horizon, your wife says,' Don't even think of stopping to take a photograph!!'

and lastly..

....when you post on your blog more than once a day Dance

Ian Young
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Tony on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:24 am

Damienindesert wrote:Really enjoying this thread.

Does anyone else go to nurseries and ask where they toss the shrubs that have accidentally been driven over by a tractor, burned, or grew funny?

....or spend a pleasant hour at the hardware store musing over Dremel bits and miniature chainsaws?


Oh Dear... this is me too! on both counts Crying or Very sad

Tony

Tony
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  momcat66 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:56 pm

I have been stalking the clearance tables at local nurseries. I am hoping to post pics one day of my $1 bonsai Smile

momcat66
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Guest on Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:35 pm

tony wrote:
Damienindesert wrote:Really enjoying this thread.

Does anyone else go to nurseries and ask where they toss the shrubs that have accidentally been driven over by a tractor, burned, or grew funny?

....or spend a pleasant hour at the hardware store musing over Dremel bits and miniature chainsaws?


Oh Dear... this is me too! on both counts Crying or Very sad

Tony


It's me too. Razz But since I am into construction, I got an excuse to spend extra hours in a hardware store looking for gadgets and tools for bonsai. And when I go to garden nurseries, I always make it to a point that I reached the most neglected part of the nursery...that's where most of the bigger (ugly for garden use) trunk trees can be found.

Smile

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Damienindesert on Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:14 pm

jun wrote:Oh Dear... this is me too! on both counts Crying or Very sad

Tony


It's me too. Razz But since I am into construction, I got an excuse to spend extra hours in a hardware store looking for gadgets and tools for bonsai. And when I go to garden nurseries, I always make it to a point that I reached the most neglected part of the nursery...that's where most of the bigger (ugly for garden use) trunk trees can be found.

Smile [/quote]

Yeah. the older nurseries that are not that well managed always yield better bonsai results. This new wave of flashy nurseries with fresh imports from the Netherlands is great for the garden, but lacks soul I'm afraid. silent

Damienindesert
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  drgonzo on Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:25 pm

At my large local nursery there is a spot. Out back near the bulk mulch and loam piles, where they keep the bucket loader parked. There. Under the shade canopy. Are all the twisted, awful, unwanted shrubs and bushes. I call It. Candyland.
-Jay

drgonzo
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Guest on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:35 am

..If when you are peeing and suddenly there is a "lightbulb moment" Thinking of a new fertilizer (see separate thread)- While still in eh... full stream - you shouted... Eureka!! this is good for my trees. Very Happy drunken

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Gentleman G. on Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:28 am

You are a Bonsai lover when you spend hours a day reading articles on the IBC forum about trees you can never grow where you live anyways Very Happy


Gentleman G.
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  drgonzo on Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:14 am

Gentleman G. wrote:You are a Bonsai lover when you spend hours a day reading articles on the IBC forum about trees you can never grow where you live anyways Very Happy

yup!

drgonzo
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  fiona on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:47 am

Gentleman G. wrote:You are a Bonsai lover when you spend hours a day reading articles on the IBC forum about trees you can never grow where you live anyways Very Happy
... and when you consequently stick another line on your Lottery ticket in the vain hope that you might win enough to move to one of those places.

fiona
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  marcus watts on Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:53 pm

if.................you take time out of every day to stop, relax, and look at your own trees.

if..............you can look at anothers trees and get equal enjoyment

if..............you tell the odd white lie about the price !!!!!!!

good topic

marcus watts
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Hans Vleugels on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:17 am

You are a bonsai lover when you look like this under a scanner:



lol!

Hans Vleugels
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Guest on Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:19 am

Hans Vleugels wrote:You are a bonsai lover when you look like this under a scanner:



lol!

Same result with my last X-ray!!!
Though the face profile is quite different. Shocked

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Hans Vleugels on Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:19 pm

How about these two Hungarian guys going for a yamadori on a bike??? I bet they are bonsai lovers!!!!


Hans Vleugels
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  marcus watts on Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:26 pm

omg i nearly p*s*ed myself - how did you stumble on that on utube?????? bet they'll enter it in ginko soon -

mad bit is why did they want it...............and why was a bloke filming it !!!!

marcus watts
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Hans Vleugels on Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:30 pm

marcus watts wrote:omg i nearly p*s*ed myself - how did you stumble on that on utube?????? bet they'll enter it in ginko soon -

mad bit is why did they want it...............and why was a bloke filming it !!!!

I bet Pálinka has something to do with it... drunken

Hans Vleugels
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  marcus watts on Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:41 pm

Hans Vleugels wrote:
marcus watts wrote:omg i nearly p*s*ed myself - how did you stumble on that on utube?????? bet they'll enter it in ginko soon -

mad bit is why did they want it...............and why was a bloke filming it !!!!

I bet Pálinka has something to do with it... drunken

haha - i bet it did - you truely are a internet surfer Very Happy

marcus watts
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Guest on Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:11 am

Hans,

Those guys looks familiar...maybe IBC members?
From time to time I get drunk and do bonsai while I'm drunk (and regret it the next day)...but those guys are extreme!!!

regards,
jun Smile

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  The Lad on Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:44 pm

incredible who says bonsai lovers are boring Idea guess I better start drinking again lol!

thanks for showing

Jim thelad

The Lad
Member


Back to top Go down

Re: for a lighter topic- lets define bonsai lovers

Post  Sponsored content Today at 12:18 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum