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Hi all in this awesome community!
« on: March 16, 2018, 08:32 PM »
Hello all. Thank you for the welcome. My name is Ric. I’m from Queens, NY. I’ve loved Bonsai For as long as I could remember! I was in my early teens The first time I set my eyes on a Bonsai.  I was completely captivated. And as you can imagine I purchased my first small tree. Planted it in a pot with a mud like soil from my yard and before you know it the tree died. I was completely disheartened. After that I didn’t touch a Bonsai for almost 20 years.
However, my story didn’t end there. Later in my life While In the Marine Corps I had the pleasure to visit and live in Okinawa and Tokyo for 7 months. It was there where I fell in love with Bonsai again. And slowly but surely I attempted to learn as much as I could (and not attempting to have any trees) and hitting a few bumps along the way. I own some Pine, Spruce and Deciduous trees in developmental stage. Often I think I am NOT working on the tree, but rather the tree on me because it’s never about me knowing all I can. This is why I am here. I want to continue to learn and grow from others. So once again thank you for having me.

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Re: Hi all in this awesome community!
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 07:08 AM »
Greetings and Welcome. Unfortunately this board has slowed down with many of the posters leaving. I visit a few times a week with the hope of it coming back. It was... And could be a great place.

Enjoy your journey with Bonsai. Knowledge is key. Take the time to learn. If you can locate a Bonsai Club or Study Group near you. It makes a world of difference to be able to talk to people face to face and to have the ability to bring your trees no matter how humble to get help. Even if it is a bit far and you go only once in a while it will make a differance.
Check for local Bonsai Shows, I know the Mid Atlantic is outside Hartford Ct in April. Try and go, even if for a day visit.

Learn what is necessary to keep your trees alive. Learn what you can do and what you can't. And learn how much you can do at one time. Most of us believe that patience is an extremely useful tool. I notice you posted on another thread. That tree was drastically worked in one sitting. I question whether it lived.  Perhaps the owner was able to keep it alive but I strongly doubt it. He patient with you trees and seek advise......remember we all can look like experts online.
Best of luck in you journey
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Re: Hi all in this awesome community!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 11:09 PM »
I agree, been at it for 40 plus years and still have learned just one thing. My trees only have to please me. My commitment to them is to offer the best conditions I know how to provide.