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joe cervantes

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« on: July 16, 2009, 08:46 PM »
Hi Y'all. New member here. I know Irene B from The San Antonio Bonsai Society. She asked me to come join and here I am. I am looking forward to learning about Bonsai.I currently dont have any Bonsai to post pics of. I killed my Kingsville Boxwood( my first tree) and I am hoping that my Korean Hornbeam comes back after newbie mistakes. I do have some cuttings that I was given that I just potted about a week ago. Hope they take. Thanks and Rock On!!
 

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 01:12 AM »
hello joe i hope you enjoy the reading here as much as i do
 

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 08:30 AM »
Hi Y'all. New member here. I know Irene B from The San Antonio Bonsai Society. She asked me to come join and here I am. I am looking forward to learning about Bonsai.I currently dont have any Bonsai to post pics of. I killed my Kingsville Boxwood( my first tree) and I am hoping that my Korean Hornbeam comes back after newbie mistakes. I do have some cuttings that I was given that I just potted about a week ago. Hope they take. Thanks and Rock On!!

Joe,
Welcome to the Bonsai Study Group! Here you will find a great deal of significant information and non-judgemental help. All we ask in return is a student's heart.

John Naka famously said, "Even a monkey falls out of a tree sometimes!" By that he meant that even a master can lose a tree. So hang in there and learn some basics, keep some trees alive and learn to train them.

Good luck!

Chris
 

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 08:36 AM »
I killed my Kingsville Boxwood( my first tree) and I am hoping that my Korean Hornbeam comes back after newbie mistakes.

Welcome to the board.  To avoid having this be JUST a welcome thread lets find out what happened to that boxwood.  How were you keeping the boxwood before it died?  Inside or out?  What was the soil?  How long did you have it?  How often did you water?  How did you water?  What do YOU think killed the boxwood?

What'd you do to the hornbeam?  Do you have pictures of it?
 

joe cervantes

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 11:51 PM »
Thanks for the welcome and the replies. Well, I think I didnt water the boxwood as often as I should have, and I was keeping it indoors. I later transfered it into a larger pot and kept it outside. Watered almost everday. Looked ok for a few days then all the leaves were turning yellow and it felt very brittle.As for the Hornbeam, I basically did the same thing. Not enough water and kept it indoors. All the leaves shriveled up and were dry. I was told to remove the dead leaves and water it and place it outside . It has been there since mid June. So far nothing has happened. I will try to post pics. I have to look for the before pics too. I just bought my first nursery stock in hopes that I can finally be able to work the plants and keep them alive.   The first is a Yaupon Holly/ Stokes Dwarf/llex vomitoria. Lots of branches on that one. The second is a Varigated Chinese Privet/Ligustrum Sinensis Varigated. I will post some pics when I get a chance. I havent done anything to them but water them. They are outside. Not in direct sunlight, but on the front porch.I just got them on Sunday and I am not sure what I want to do with them as far as what style they should be. Lots of ideas though. LOL!! Thanks , and I will post pics soon.