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Introduce yourself! 7 months 3 weeks ago #65403

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Hello! I am a 19 year old fine art student, you can call me Minke!
I have always loved bonsai but only just bought my own, a lovely little Ginseng Ficus (oh so typical, I know!). He is affectionate called Mr Kobayashi (named after Midori in Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood”)
I have just repotted him today and I’m giving him a little break before I start wiring him in Spring :)
I am really looking forward to going to get a Spruce and a funky little shrub saw at the garden centre this week and having a go at pruning and styling them for some outside bonsai :) I am most definitely a beginner but I love bonsai and I’m not afraid to experiment and give it a go - even if things go a little wrong
I’ll attach a photo of my lovely Mr Kobayashi who, to my beginner’s eye, is a very handsome lad
Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder !! ;)

This seems like such a lovely community and I hope I can get to know some of you! Take care friends and enjoy your little trees

Minke x

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Introduce yourself! 7 months 3 weeks ago #65407

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Welcome to the empire Minke!
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Introduce yourself! 7 months 3 weeks ago #65424

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Thank you !!

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Introduce yourself! 7 months 1 week ago #65970

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I am probably the newest of all Bonsai newbies on the internet ! Just want to say hello from Airway Heights Washington.

I do have a question about my profile . Am unable to add a profile image, or signature.. Is that simply because I am brand new to the forum ?

Much to read here, so back to the forum !
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Introduce yourself! 6 months 5 days ago #66886

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Hello,
I'm Eve. I came here to see if there is any hope for a little tree my dad saved from the garbage at work one day. (He works on a college campus and a student threw away the tree).
He took care of it for a while, but its sort of fallen on my shoulders lol. I think I've identified it as a Snow Rose/Serissa.
I'll be posting in some of the advice forums with photos later!
As for me, I'm a complete novice and have no idea what I'm doing, as I didn't intend for this to be a hobby. But when life gives you lemons bonsai, well, here I am
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Introduce yourself! 6 months 3 days ago #66966

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I am Sandy, I am brand new to the Bonsai World. I want to get my wife a bonsai tree for our 35th wedding anniversary.
I live in Ohio and have decided on getting a trained 12-year-old Chinese Elm tree. The problem I am having there are no good retail establishments near me and I don't want to be taken advantage of by an online supplier. Can someone make a suggestion on which ones might be best? Or if not are there any I should stay away from? I have found a couple of suppliers in Florida that seem to have good stock...I am just very unsure of myself at this point.

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Introduce yourself! 5 months 4 weeks ago #67122

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Hi everyone!

My name is Annaliese, I am a bonsai newbie (or premie perhaps, as I don't own one yet!) but I am excited to learn from all of the experts here!

Previously I have found a lot of joy in outdoor gardening, but as I now live in a place with no opportunity for a garden, I have been looking into creating a tropical terrarium featuring a Fukien bonsai. I'm aware that indoor cultivation of bonsai can be especially tricky, so I'm hoping to find successful growers to learn from!
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Introduce yourself! 5 months 2 weeks ago #67393

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Hi everyone! I'm Lara, in my twenties and finally have an apartment with balcony and thought now is a good time for some new interesting plants. I'm a complete newbie when it comes to bonsai, and I'm very excited for my first tries. I have some gardening experience, but not a lot - still I'm hopeful it won't turn into a complete disaster.
I'm looking forward to meeting y'all!

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Introduce yourself! 5 months 2 weeks ago #67440

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Hello everyone, my name is Ron and I am in the middle of the U.S. I have only ever seen a couple of Bonsai in person and was drawn to their uniqueness and beauty! I am in my 50s and have decided that I would like to spend the rest of my life trying my hand at this art form. I just recently purchased my first very small juniper and am eager to get started! I am a complete beginner and will need all of the help that I can get! Thank you for your welcome.
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Introduce yourself! 5 months 2 weeks ago #67441

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Hi Lara, I am new here too and I am in my 50s. I too do not know much about this art and want to learn. I hope that I don't mess this up either! :dry:
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