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Took a bonzai class... * 1
    #807880 - 03/13/16 04:40 PM (8 months, 24 days ago)

Shit was awesome. Me and the misses shaped our first bonzai trees from store-bought junipers.

I'll try to get some pictures loaded later. :gethigh:


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: agmotes165]
    #807888 - 03/13/16 07:48 PM (8 months, 24 days ago)

That's pretty rad! I've always wanted to try my hand at it, but didn't know where to start.

I've never liked much anime but Jet on Cowboy Bebop always made it looks so cool.



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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: agmotes165]
    #807946 - 03/14/16 02:49 PM (8 months, 23 days ago)

Quote:

agmotes165 said:
Shit was awesome. Me and the misses shaped our first bonzai trees from store-bought junipers.

I'll try to get some pictures loaded later. :gethigh:




I was literally looking at ordering a juniper tree.

Crazy coincidence.

-Edit-

Is there like specific things you go for? I know the one I was looking at had directions for shaping.
I guess Juniper are good for beginners, and is why I was looking at them.


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Edited by Thebooedocksaint (03/14/16 03:34 PM)


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #807965 - 03/14/16 09:07 PM (8 months, 23 days ago)

"If come from inside you, no can be wrong"



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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: Amanita86]
    #807989 - 03/14/16 10:36 PM (8 months, 23 days ago)



Yea they were junipers, and there was a method for defoliating the trunk and parts of the main branches, choosing the correct branches to keep, deciding what to do with the branches you don't want to keep, wiring, shaping, and re-potting.

I also included a pic of a 50+ year old maple imported from japan. It was about 16-18 inches tall. There were a ton of amazing trees all over the property, I'll have to see if the wife took any good pics.


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: agmotes165]
    #807991 - 03/14/16 10:45 PM (8 months, 23 days ago)

First marriage, then bonzai classes, what's next... matching tracksuits?


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: drawde]
    #808007 - 03/15/16 04:55 AM (8 months, 23 days ago)

You need at least 3 to match for the entire week and not smell like B.O. barf...and I already have 4 matching sets.

Get on my level drawde, we're signing up for a quilting class on the 28th, and I better see you there!


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: agmotes165]
    #808021 - 03/15/16 09:59 AM (8 months, 22 days ago)

I heard they stay small and last a long time, should be a buddy for life.


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: agmotes165]
    #808022 - 03/15/16 10:01 AM (8 months, 22 days ago)

I'm not sure I ever will be bud. I'll just have to remain looking ever upward, gawking in fascination and awe.


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: drawde]
    #808023 - 03/15/16 10:09 AM (8 months, 22 days ago)

I suppose that will suffice.


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Edited by agmotes165 (03/15/16 10:10 AM)


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: Chakanooga]
    #808053 - 03/15/16 11:13 PM (8 months, 22 days ago)

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I heard they stay small and last a long time, should be a buddy for life.



On the extras for Karate kid they have a bonsai section where they interview one of the "most renowned" bonsai growers and he has ones inherited that are estimated at 5 and 600 years old.  He explains how if you train them right and feed/water correctly they live forever.  I'll see if I can find a youtube link.


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Re: Took a bonzai class... [Re: Amanita86]
    #808054 - 03/15/16 11:21 PM (8 months, 22 days ago)

Well, either way, here he is.  Mr. Ben Oki.


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