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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 6 months ago #20466

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I hate to be the least supportive one, but these all look a little bit too young to be in bonsai pots. I would let them grow out for a good few years in the ground (or in large pots if you don't have a garden).
It's always good to have someone interested in the hobby and I wish you luck with it.

Ed

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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 6 months ago #20471

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Thank you for the tip. I also thought so. I bought them like that. I wanted to plant them in big pots. All the trees and Baobabs still in the plastic bags I've planted in big pots.

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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 5 months ago #20839

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This is my Cotoneaster dammeri. I keep it in a big pot for now. The top branch on the right I want to put a support in to level it. The problem is that the support push the whole tree to the left.

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Rather than mess with leveling branches, I would use the clip and grow method.
Obviously this is just personal preference, but I would recommend you look it up.

Ed

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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 5 months ago #20849

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this is a very young small tree.. i suggest planting it in a garden and completely neglect it for the next 15 years..

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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 5 months ago #21318

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Yesterday I bought another 4 bonsai trees.

Jade tree(Spekboom)Portulacaria afra

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This tree just got a beautiful nebari and trunk

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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 5 months ago #21319

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This is currently my bonsai collection. Most of the trees is still young but I probably wouldn't sell any because I just enjoy the hobby.

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All the trees in my bonsai collection


Black Monkey thorn(Acacia burkei) - 7 years
Black Monkey thorn(Acacia burkei) - 5 years
Black Monkey thorn(Acacia burkei) - 2 years
Black Monkey thorn(Acacia burkei) - 2 years
Black Monkey thorn(Acacia burkei) - 2 years
Baobab(Adansonia digitata) - 7 years
Baobab(Adansonia digitata) - 5 years
Baobab(Adansonia digitata) - 10 years
Bougainvillea (White flower)() - 2 years
Bougainvillea SPP dwarf (Magenta flower)() - 1 years
Cotoneaster(Cotoneaster dammeri) - 2 years
Fire thorn(Pyracantha coccinea) - 2 years
Umbrella thorn(Valcheillia(Acacia) tortilis) - 1 years
Hook - Thorn(Senegalia(Acacia) caffra) - 2 years
Jade tree(Spekboom)(Portulacaria afra) - 1 years
Jade tree(Spekboom)(Portulacaria afra) - 2 years
Jade tree(Spekboom)(Portulacaria afra) - 3 years
Jade tree(Spekboom)(Portulacaria afra) - 0 years
Jade tree(Spekboom)(Portulacaria afra) - 0 years
Jade tree(Spekboom)(Portulacaria afra) - 0 years
Juniper(Juniper procumbens) - 3 years
Pomegranate(Punica granatum) - 2 years
Sweet thorn(Valcheillia(Acacia) karroo) - 2 years
Sweet thorn(Valcheillia(Acacia) karroo) - 2 years
Umbrella tree(Schefflera arboricol) - 7 years
Wild olive (Olea europaea var. africana) - 2 years

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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 5 months ago #21321

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Nice to see that you have been hit with the bug. Just note.. None of the plants you are showing are bonsai. They are merely small plants in pots. Most of these should really grow for another 5-10 years to get to a opint where you start the real training in bonsai.

For now.. Read, read, read. Go to a bonsai exhibition and join a club. There is a whole lot of things to learn. Maybe one of the most important being that size matters: www.growingbonsai.net/size-matters/

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Some of my bonsai trees 5 years 5 months ago #21322

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At the end of May I am going to get a Baobab that is 40years old

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