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Shohin Bonsai Discussion / Re: Shohin Sumo Japanese Maple
« Last post by laniblack on January 07, 2018, 11:26 AM »
The colorful pot makes the colors on the branches pop. To develop the thin branches, did you thread graft?


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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Minus 21 F.....Well it is winter
« Last post by laniblack on January 07, 2018, 11:19 AM »
Been fairly cold here in north Vermont. -21F this morning, hasn't been over freezing since before Christmas.
But it is winter. Trees are doing well. My cold room is holding at 33 to 36 degrees and all looks well. My Larch are in the garage with the heating coil under the pots, should be OK....I hope
Just curious. . . Do you always bring your larches into the garage for the winter?


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General Bonsai Discussion / Minus 21 F.....Well it is winter
« Last post by Jay on January 07, 2018, 07:35 AM »
Been fairly cold here in north Vermont. -21F this morning, hasn't been over freezing since before Christmas.
But it is winter. Trees are doing well. My cold room is holding at 33 to 36 degrees and all looks well. My Larch are in the garage with the heating coil under the pots, should be OK....I hope
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Welcome. I do not use any soil in my  mixes at all, however, if I want cuttings then I will use a peat based soil. Once rooted then they can be transferred into a non soil mix. Nutrients are not needed by cuttings until rooted, then they will be potted up separately and treated as a normal plant. I agree with Jay, find a club. I have no idea where you are, so can't suggest any.
If you are in USA then have a look at the American Bonsai Society web site. They list the clubs in USA. Elsewhere look at the national organisations' web sites.
Geoff.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR
« Last post by geoffhobson on January 06, 2018, 06:51 AM »
Happy New Year also. I don't come here much these days, but I managed to remember my login details so I could.
I have had to do an emergency re potting of one of my Scots Pines when it was blown off the wall it was on and the pot was broken. No damage to the tree. I have been working on a Juniper too, it is a semi cascade at the moment, but the members of the group were of the opinion that a change in planting angle would improve it, so next re pot I will alter the angle so it will be more slanting than semi cascade.
I am going to the Noelanders show in February, first time, looking forward to it. I have several trees that are showing signs of buds moving so by early next month I will be getting into re potting.
I can't wait to get going, I am working on the Juniper again Sunday, at the workshop. Then next week I have two meetings, and so it goes,
Geoff.
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General Bonsai Discussion / HAPPY NEW YEAR
« Last post by Jay on January 02, 2018, 05:28 AM »
Perhaps a day late but still true....
A Happy and Healthy New Year to All.
May this year bring you joy and happiness...
And may all your trees grow to what you want
My best
Jay

And...... May we once again be an active Bonsai discussion board
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: wintering in Iowa zone 5A
« Last post by M. Frary on December 19, 2017, 05:51 AM »
  Zone 4.
I keep mine out all year long.
Deciduous and conifer go on the ground. Munched in up to the lower branches.
Frozen for close to 5 months.
The only problem I've experienced was voles.
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Evergreen Bonsai Discussion / Re: Need Style suggestion on a Green Mountain Juniper
« Last post by lehua13 on December 05, 2017, 08:52 PM »
Snip,
Thanks.  It is something I am thinking about.  I am growing in the cascade.  I maybe want to jin one of the cascade branches.  The one I may keep, I think I will shorten when some back growth fills in or gets bigger.  Meanwhile I can shape the top mound.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Beginner
« Last post by Jay on December 04, 2017, 05:55 PM »
Welcome..... May I suggest:
Please don't continue to include the pictures in each and every post.
Please enter into the Profile section a little about yourself......where you are for example..... And don't worry I'm not planning on visiting.
J
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Beginner
« Last post by mav17_mus95 on December 04, 2017, 11:09 AM »
Here are some more pics of them...





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Hi,
First off, most bonsai trees are kept outdoors.  They do not do well indoors because there simply is not enough light.
Just using an atomizer on the tree is a sure way to eventually kill it.  The trees need to be watered whenever the soil becomes dry to the touch.  The soil should never completely dry out.  In the summer, this may mean watering the tree a couple of times per day (depending how hot it gets where you live, tree being in direct sun, etc.). There are a lot of bonsai books and websites out there.  I would recommend Sunset’s bonsai book to get you going.  A great site for bonsai is https://live.bonsaimirai.com. Good archive for caring for various bonsai.  They have a new videos all the time.
Check to see if there is a bonsai club in your area.  They can be a great place for advice, contacts, etc.


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I already took it out to de garden. Well that’s a start, I’ll take a look at the web page.

Thank!


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