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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 2 months ago #30691

Why do you have all these rocks on there??
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 2 months ago #30693

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Auk wrote: More like decorative for make-belief bonsai.

You are a very kind person, is this better?


Just being honest. However, I think I made a mistake. This looked like a juniper 'bonsai' that you purchased at a mall, but now I see you created it yourself?
Seems your idea of bonsai is based on that of a mallsai - which essentially is a low quality, cheap plant, often with decorative stones and moss.

Anyway, if you did create this yourself, Good! Do not let my comments discourage you.
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 2 months ago #30695

Auk wrote:

MAST3RFARM3R227 wrote:

Auk wrote: More like decorative for make-belief bonsai.

You are a very kind person, is this better?


Just being honest. However, I think I made a mistake. This looked like a juniper 'bonsai' that you purchased at a mall, but now I see you created it yourself?
Seems your idea of bonsai is based on that of a mallsai - which essentially is a low quality, cheap plant, often with decorative stones and moss.

Anyway, if you did create this yourself, Good! Do not let my comments discourage you.


I actually bought this from lowes when we went up there to get a washer
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 2 months ago #30696

As others mentioned, remove the moss and make sure sure you have good draining soil. evergreens like junipers dont like to stay wet and moss just holds moisture. pick up a liquid fertilizer and fertilize every 2 weeks during the growing season and once a month in winter. Nothing too strong, just a moderate fertilizer, 5-5-5, or 10-10-10. Some people plant their evergreen in the ground during winter, but you dont have to, just a preference. keep outside year round, but if you live where it gets real cold, shield it from wind and deep freeze.
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 2 months ago #30697

Billymsu77 wrote: As others mentioned, remove the moss and make sure sure you have good draining soil. evergreens like junipers dont like to stay wet and moss just holds moisture. pick up a liquid fertilizer and fertilize every 2 weeks during the growing season and once a month in winter. Nothing too strong, just a moderate fertilizer, 5-5-5, or 10-10-10. Some people plant their evergreen in the ground during winter, but you dont have to, just a preference. keep outside year round, but if you live where it gets real cold, shield it from wind and deep freeze.


Now this is what I was asking for, thanks @Billymsu77
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 1 month ago #30706

Billymsu77 wrote: remove the moss and make sure sure you have good draining soil. evergreens like junipers dont like to stay wet and moss just holds moisture


The moss should be removed as it is decorative moss without any purpose other than making it look more fancy.

crataegus.com/2012/07/05/the-moss-myth/
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 1 month ago #30707

MAST3RFARM3R227 wrote: I actually bought this from lowes when we went up there to get a washer


Ah, so it is a mallsai.
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 1 month ago #30709

MAST3RFARM3R227 wrote: Now this is what I was asking for, thanks @Billymsu77

You're very welcome ffor also readin my post about a page back. :whistle:
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 1 month ago #30758

leatherback wrote: Why do you have all these rocks on there??


Aesthetic, I also have some at the bottom of the pot for drainage
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fertilizing my juniper bonsai? 1 year 1 month ago #30759

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MAST3RFARM3R227 wrote: I actually bought this from lowes when we went up there to get a washer


Ah, so it is a mallsai.


Either this or no bonsai at all... and I already know what you're gonna say, "you just shouldn't of ever bought a bonsai then because you're a stupid noob at caring for bonsai, that tree deserves to be put out of its misery by burning it" I could see you saying something like this auk
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