Anyone into Bonsai?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Daddas1Punkin, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    After we move I'm thinking about getting into Bonsai. Right now I have a tree outside my bedroom window, and when we move we only have 4 trees on the whole property.
    I just love trees so much that since I can't have my tree outside my window why not have my own baby one inside in my window? Any tips and tricks? I ordered some trees to try it with, and I also found at Lowes they have the little trees, I'm going to get one!

    here is the website that I got FREE plants off of!

  2. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    I did Bonsai for a few years. I love trees & I need to get back into the bonsais so I can keep some fruit trees in containers until we move somewhere I can plant them.
    "The Bonsai Workshop" is a great resource & very helpful. I am sure it is available on Amazon.

    I would watch out for trees from Lowes / Home Depot. In my experience they last until they need to be transplanted or cut back & once you start to actually treat them like Bonsai... they die.

    I am not saying that is true with EVERY plant from there, but I had several that did not thrive.

    I'm not sure where you are, but I grew up really close to this place:

    They have a wonderful nursery & have great classes. Also a lot of links to teaching sites on the web. They really know their stuff.
    I bought most of my Bonsai from there. I gave my Mema my bonsai when I separated from my husband & she still has them - 12 years later! They are doing wonderfully & have given her 5 years of pleasure on the heals of my 7 years of enjoyment.
    Pretty impressive plants.

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