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Bonsai trees!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Garjzla, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. Be sure to keep it out of too much sun. Also, be sure that when you put trees in pots (other plants too) that you use pots with a hole in the bottom so the water drains out. If the water does not drain out the plant drowns or the water sours. In either case the plant/tree dies. The exceptions to this are water loving plants like willow.
     
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  2. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll make sure that happens! I'm so excited for my willow to grow, I want to plant one in a rock once I have bonsai experience!:)
     
  3. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a two weeping willow, as you know, that are growing in a hole of a volcanic rock. It was started with two small branches. Do you know someone with a weeping willow tree? Mine came from another teacher who was happy to give me a few branches. Of the three I started two are growing still; a year later.
     
  4. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, did one die or is it actually full grown?

    How is the hole ever big enough to contain roots? Isn't the "root ball" pretty big?
     
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    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trees grow the whole time they are alive. There are bristle cone pines out west (California) that are over 4000 years old and are still growing; yes, 4000 years old +. So to say or ask if a tree is fully grown doesn't work. With animals you can say they are fully grown at a certain age but not trees. Mature-this is when they bloom and produce seeds and that varies with each specie. I planted two weeping willow cuttings in the volcanic rock and both grew. There was no roots to begin with-now-the roots have grown throughout the volcanic rock and into the tray under the rock. The third cutting I put in a separate pot. It started to grow and then died.
     
  6. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, okay. May I please see a picture of it? It must be very cool to have those trees, it's like living art.
     
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    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look back in this thread. I have already posted a picture of the willows in the lava stone, but the picture is from last year. Or are you talking about the bristle cone pines? Type the name into a search box and click on images.
     
  8. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, you posted it? Okay, I'll go see it!
     
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    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought I had posted these pictures, but... Here they are again.

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  10. Garjzla

    Garjzla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! They're beautiful!:)
     

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