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New to the site and bonsai 9 months 4 weeks ago #37068

Hey all! I am brand new to bonsai, to the point of never triming,wiring, or repotting a tree. I have recently purcased about 8 junipers and 2 maples. I have watched about 200 hours worth of how to's and what not, but still feel lost. The issues i am having are alot, but to narrow it down, i have a couple main questions i am seeking guidance on.Keep in mind i live in southern California and i am considered zone 10. 1.) can i wire, prune, root trim, and repot now? Or is it better to wait? 2.) i have been taking online advice about watering, i havent watered for 3 days and my soil still seems wet. Should i water them? Or wait till they start to feel dry? And 3.) i am planning on growing a ton of trees from seed, anyone have a trust worthy site to purchase from they could recommend? And when would be the right time to start planting them? Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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New to the site and bonsai 9 months 4 weeks ago #37069

Well, welcome.

My advice would be to learn how to walk, before you start to run.
You have a number of plants. Good.
Learning how to kep these alive will be lesson 1. Wiring and repotting is only phase two. Have you grown plants before? Plants in pots?
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New to the site and bonsai 1 month 5 days ago #44996

I guess my response never went through. I took your advice for the most part i let a bunch of my plants grow and just kept them alive and watched while pruning with careful instruction and i am now starting to get ready for scarification and stratification on a bunch of tree seeds i bought for germination in spring. I did do about 4 bonsai, the first died recently, the other 3 are doing good( might of over pruned the roots on the first one). Im excited to get things moving.
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New to the site and bonsai 1 month 4 days ago #45002

cool. do share some pictures!
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