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Introduce yourself! 2 weeks 3 days ago #44893

Bishop522 wrote: Hopefully with more time and great advice they will become the trees I desire and imagined.


welcome alex,
first of all these trees need to go outside. which is why they are not excelling like you mentioned and they never will if keep indoors as a matter of fact might end up dying. i have a crepe myrtle myself (my profile image) it loves sun , mine receives lots of morning sun and is protected from hot mid day sun to protect it from leaf scorch. you have very young trees that WONT need any work done to them for years (maybe 5 or more) including wiring. Also need to Be in bigger pots, you are shooting for a much bigger trunk before anything and you wont get it with those tiny pots .
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Introduce yourself! 2 weeks 2 days ago #44905

Hi, I'm Ryan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After seeing some inspiring exhibits (Phipps Conservatory's, among others). I started with just one tiny juniper twig and a simple dream of keeping it with me (in a bonsai pot) over the next 40 years or so until it became majestic. About one week of research later, I realized that wasn't how things work.

A year and a half later, I've killed the juniper and accumulated about 15 other trees: mostly assorted nursery stock and a couple plants from the local bonsai society. Most of them are still pretty rough: just trying to develop trunks and stay healthy—although, I've realized, Ive been using this as an excuse. It's much easier to say "It's not supposed to look good yet" than "This is the best I can do," isn't it? Still, it's fun to imagine the future potential.
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Introduce yourself! 2 weeks 23 hours ago #44913

My crepe myrtles are in pots sitting in full sun all day long, and have been all summer with temperatures over 100F. They really want some sun.

You do want to pay attention to the pots, and not let them heat up too much.
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Introduce yourself! 1 week 2 days ago #44979

Greetings all,

Blackwood from Malaysia. Experience in bonsai = 0, agriculture = 0, gardening = 0. I am slowly learning about it.

I am currently growing junipers, ficus, bamboos and snowbush from cutting as experiment and learning. Full sized plants I currently have are bamboo (not sure what species, thin long bamboo around 4mm diameter at the base) and snowbush which I tried to rescue after first going wrong repotting from polybag.

I do not have any plant growing background, I have degree in Marine Biology and now working as Aircraft Engineer. Interested in gardening from previous year and bonsai this year because might be the name Blackwood. :D

Only have hands on on plants for bonsai around last month, I spent reading and learning from internet and experienced gardener for first half of this year.

Glad to know you guys and great to be in this community!
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Introduce yourself! 1 week 2 days ago #44980

Welcome to this forum, Blackwood, I suggest you take a look at the basics of the forum dynamics, and I hope you stay long here!
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Introduce yourself! 1 week 2 days ago #44983

Clicio wrote: Welcome to this forum, Blackwood, I suggest you take a look at the basics of the forum dynamics, and I hope you stay long here!
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For sure! Glad to follow the land rules!
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