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Introduce yourself! 8 months 1 week ago #74661

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welcome Javier

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Introduce yourself! 8 months 1 week ago #74728

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Hi all, Halin here. Nice to meet the bonsai enthusiasts around the world.
Am based in tropical region, south east Asia.
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Introduce yourself! 8 months 1 week ago #74731

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welcome Halin

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Introduce yourself! 7 months 3 weeks ago #74891

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Hello everyone I’m Tim. I live in the Midwest of the US. Getting back into bonsai after several years out. You know, life happens!

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Introduce yourself! 7 months 3 weeks ago #74892

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Hello everyone I’m Tim. I live in the Midwest of the US. Getting back into bonsai after several years out. You know, life happens!


Welcome to the real life then Tim!

Cheers,

Jelle.
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Introduce yourself! 7 months 1 week ago #75113

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Hello. I am Trent, and I live in Minnesota, USA. I enjoy creative activities, including writing, gardening, landscaping, carpentry and basic sewing. I admire and respect all creative endeavors.

After buying a home with a yard earlier in life, I was drawn to gardening with traditional outdoor plants as well as native plants and ornamental grasses. I quickly discovered that thinking about ideas for gardens, planting and maintaining gardens had a calming effect. It was a pleasant surprise to find something that could help me feel peace of mind and eliminate stress.

For the past couple of years, I have been interested to learn more about bonsai. I found this website and would visit occasionally, always with the thought that "some day" I would purchase and shape my first bonsai tree for inside my home. For a long time, it was always "some day" in my mind.

I decided recently: If not now, when? So I purchased a starter boxwood at a local nursery. Using the boxwood video from this site, I trimmed and shaped the tree. I used copper wire (not electrical).

Here is a photo of my bonsai. It has been about two weeks since shaping it. Today is 25 February, 2022. I am happy to have found this site and am here to learn and develop my skills with bonsai. I welcome feedback and recommendations.

I look forward to meeting others on the site. Take care.

Trent

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Introduce yourself! 7 months 1 week ago #75114

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Welcome Trent

Boxwood belong outdoors. In living room conditions it will die.
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Thank you, TropFrog. This is very helpful to know. If it survives to spring, I will plant it outdoors. If it does not survive, I will have learned a valuable first lesson. In the meantime, I will look into indoor bonsai. Do you have favorites for indoors?

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Introduce yourself! 7 months 1 week ago #75117

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Hi Trent,

welcome to the empire.
Will you make a separate thread for your boxwood? Then we can discuss a bit further on the good, the bad and the ugly :)
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Introduce yourself! 7 months 6 days ago #75122

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Thank you, TropFrog. This is very helpful to know. If it survives to spring, I will plant it outdoors. If it does not survive, I will have learned a valuable first lesson. In the meantime, I will look into indoor bonsai. Do you have favorites for indoors?


Growing trees indoors is the hardest and most advanced part of the hobby. Given all the threads here at BE with dieing indoor treed, I havent dared to try. I stick to outdoors and greenhouse cultivation.
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