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Introducing Myself to the Group 5 years 5 months ago #22327

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Hello World! (programing joke)



I am 6 weeks into my Journey (or 1yr 2m if you include the juniper I bought last year and killed). I have a mentor/friend who is helping me get started. I have made many mistakes and I am sure I will make many more. I just hope that over time the mistakes get less and less frequent. I am trying to get off to a great start but without breaking the bank. Please let me know (if some of you could think back that far) how you got your start and what tools and supplies you got first.

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Introducing Myself to the Group 5 years 5 months ago #22338

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Welcome to bonsai
A love of the outdoors coupled with an affinity to Japanese culture brought me to bonsai nine years ago. I started on my own, then found fellow bonsai artists in my area, then a club.
First tools were standard hardware items: pliers, wire cutters, branch lopers, pruning saw. Three years in, I purchased proper concave and knob cutters, scissors, etc. in a beginner set. Advanced tools came as I saw fit.
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Introducing Myself to the Group 5 years 5 months ago #22344

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Hello World! (programing joke)

I have made many mistakes and I am sure I will make many more.


Yes, you will, that's how i learn , anyway.

Out of curiosity, was there a reason for pruning all signs of life from that little tree? Looks like it'll be alright though .
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Hi, welcome to the forum. Hope you have fun.
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Introducing Myself to the Group 5 years 5 months ago #22387

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Out of curiosity, was there a reason for pruning all signs of life from that little tree? Looks like it'll be alright though .

Yes I hard pruned the azalea that was a nursery stock.
The azalea will grow back and by next growing season should look like the top photo.

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Out of curiosity, was there a reason for pruning all signs of life from that little tree? Looks like it'll be alright though .

Yes I hard pruned the azalea that was a nursery stock.
The azalea will grow back and by next growing season should look like the top photo.


That still does not answer the why question though :D

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That still does not answer the why question though :D

It'll grow back :P
It actually looks better like that then like this.

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Let me rephrase.. What is your long term image for this plant? Do you have a certain final image in mind that you strive to achieve?

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Let me rephrase.. What is your long term image for this plant? Do you have a certain final image in mind that you strive to achieve?

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