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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68983

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Hi,
I'm just getting started with bonsai and I am wondering what tools I need to start my journey. I already have a pair of pruners, fertilizer, a watering can, misting bottle, and a moisture meter.
Thanks in advance.

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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68984

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Apart for the last two being superfluous, you have all you need.
Place your tree out in the sun and get to learn how to make it happy first.

In a couple of years you’ll get to need more tools, but not now.
Actually you should probably stay away from pruners for the time being anyway, but that may depend on which trees you’re starting with...
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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68985

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Ok, Thanks for the help. I was thinking about doing some basic wiring on my juniper to start shaping it, its nursery stock. Do you know where I can get some guy wires. I already have some normal aluminum wire that I put on the trunk.

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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68986

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I buy my wire here:

www.bonbonsai.se/

Depending on where you are in the world it make sence to buy from them or not.

For a beginner I would say dont wire the tree until a full growing season has passed.
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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68987

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Ok, thanks for the help. It's a new tree so maybe I can just shape the trunk a bit and focus on the branches after a growing season when the tree is a bit more established.

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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68990

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Misting is pretty much an urban myth. If the trees are outdoors any humidity is blown away in a few seconds. Indoors it lasts until the heater or air fan comes on.

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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68992

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My tree is indoors and I don’t have a fan and my vent is on the other side of the room.

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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68994

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umm wrote: My tree is indoors and I don’t have a fan and my vent is on the other side of the room.


Then all your questions and actions are useless because it will be a dead plant before you can say bonsai.
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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #68997

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I agree with the comment above! You should take care of it more.

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Tools for starting bonsai 4 months 3 weeks ago #69013

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Why is that?

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