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General Bonsai Discussion / African Bonsai
« Last post by Piet Stoker on January 02, 2022, 02:35 AM »
Good morning!
The link below explains my version of of the idea of "African Bonsai". The link shows pictures of specimen trees and natural bonsai trees found in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. This pristine wilderness area measures some 2,000,000 hectares, slightly smaller than Belgium.    https://www.indigenoustrees.online/post/a-new-look-at-some-of-the-iconic-trees-of-kruger-national-park-south-africa

Regards,
Piet Stoker
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Trident Maple Bonsai Discussion / TRIDENT MAPLE THROUGH THE SEASONS
« Last post by TREEART BONSAI on December 14, 2021, 05:15 AM »
Video of a trident maple

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Profiles, Interviews, and Reviews / The Shohon Passion of Roland Schatzer
« Last post by TREEART BONSAI on December 14, 2021, 05:13 AM »
Interview with the Shohin expert Roland Schatzer from South Tyrol/Italy
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Here a video of the styling and development of my Yamadori Hornbeam.


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Five years later.  How fares this tree? ???
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Interested to see what you went with for overwinter care.  If I had in CT, I’d kee around 38 Fahrenheit for whole winter in darkness, checking it for drying out about once or twice a week.  In Nashville, I can bring out of cold storage and really water something before putting it back in cold storage.  In your area, I would not do that. 

Viburnums or anything collected in Florida (depending on part of Florida) should be treated based on where they came from.  Zone 7-10 is middle to south Florida.  Around the Orlando - Ocala sort of latitudes, there’s a hard and fast temperate plant line.  Below it, certain plants are a no-go completely, while others can be literally put in a refrigerator for a few months and they are fine.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Collecting in the wild
« Last post by Motolijah on November 03, 2020, 05:16 PM »
I don't know your experience level but that can be a lot of work if you're a novice to bonsai. Read up on the basics of yamadori here: https://www.bonsaiempire.com/basics/cultivation/collecting-trees
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Some Cedars and Junipers are good for bonsai and are quite hardy in Ca. My daughter has kept a small juniper bonsai alive for 3 years now and she's 9. They can make beautiful bonsai and are typically considered a novice species. Good luck!
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Overwintering Question from a Newbie
« Last post by Motolijah on November 03, 2020, 05:09 PM »
I would put any and all plants that can be damaged by cold into a greenhouse/coldframe just before the first frost and take them out after the last frost. Also don't stop watering them, even in the fall and winter when trees look dead they are just dormant and still need water, sometimes more water than in the summer.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Overwintering Question from a Newbie
« Last post by mcamp886 on October 30, 2020, 08:37 AM »
I am seeking some advice/guidance around overwintering Bonsai. This is my first winter trying to keep outdoor trees in the Boston area. Ive done a lot of research on this and have gotten a lot of different messages on it.

First, Ill mention that all of my outdoor trees are hardy for my zone (6b), but I also know that that is more for plants that are in the ground, not so much in pots. Second, I don’t have a garage, but I do have a makeshift cold frame made out of cinderblocks and wooden planks.

What do people who live in the area do in the winter? Do folks tend to leave plants out and just bunched together on the ground? If not, at what point should plants go into a cold frame? Im sure it varies each year, but any general guidelines would be great!

Any advice for a nervous newbie would be welcome haha
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