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hi guys
« on: October 19, 2014, 11:23 PM »
I have come to the conclusion that I am just not intelligent enough to do bonsai. So that being said next year I will be selling off my plant collection. Ijust realized may be this hobby is above my IQ. I do not enderstand so much and after 4 years still have $/%^ plants. My only instuction is through the internet. My family members were right I am a worthless blight on this world. Plus my illness has made this worse. Im sorry to unload here but as luck would have it the only frionds I have are growing in the garden. See you around gents.


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Re: hi guys
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 04:14 AM »
I still have $/%^ trees too!

C'mon feller.

WE are not in your garden!

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Re: hi guys
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 10:29 AM »
IQ??? My good man, bonsai is a silly hobby that effects nothing in this world. Enjoy caring for something in a container and disregard naysayers. This is about your enjoyment, a living sh**ty tree is better than a dead one. I do see that you ask many questions about various pines. Start out with something a little less technique/timing dependent. As far as the comments from your family about you? Well, I wouldn't have a "family" after that....stick with it, container growing, not your callous family (sic)


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Re: hi guys
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 03:38 PM »

just a few memories from my side.

We started out Bonsai with absolutely nothing, save for a desire to try.
Trees from seed or cuttings, and nothing even remotely resembling something from Japan or China.
No pots [ we found clay, cleaned it and made them ] our only tool was a single concave pruner purchased from Mr. Valavannis in the early 80's.

Soil we had to invent, imagine into being.
All we had was books and more books and lots of will to do.

Our source of joy now, is in having tried / done and achieved at age 50's.

We did not get into Bonsai to win prizes, but to, as Lance says - enjoy a Silly Hobby.
Many of our trees are about 30 something years old, and full of design errors, but they are healthy.

You are in the land of convenience, just enjoy the experience and relaxtion / achievement that comes from Bonsai.
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