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
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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
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.
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!
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!
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.