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    Bonsai Trees Anyone??

    I just bought three bonsai trees. Does anyone else do the bonsai thing? I am new to it.

    Here are my new 'tree children'.

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    I did it for quite some time. When we got our dog 1 1/2 years ago, the little bugger up rooted all of them, and would run around the yard shaking the life out of them! It was something I enjoyed, and were great points of interest.

    By the way, nice kitchen!


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    Yep, I've killed my share of trees. Looks like those are all tropical. Fukien Tea, Banyon and another Tea or star serissa?

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    Pretty good guessing. They are (in no order) Mount Fuji Serissa, Baby Jade, and Pink Serissa and are supposedly good for indoors.

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    They are good for indoors. Watch out for bugs and remember your atomizer.

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    Thanks for the tips. The middle tree is seventeen years old, and I would hate to have bugs (or Pierre's dogs) do it in.

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    Yeah, Jazz is a big bug! She thinks if anything is "mine" and I'm not there, she has to protect it. That usually means it gets the crap chewed out of it.


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    I have a few Japanese black pines that I have raised from seedlings for 15 years and some eastern white pines I dug up in Pennsylvania about 20 years ago. The more I learn about these trees the less I realize I know.

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    Black pine = black gold

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    I had a beautiful juniper I dug out of the sandhills, hiding in some cactus, 28"high, and 3" near the base, I didn't even need to wire it up. After 4 years of root training, got it into a larger bonsai pot. It was the first to go... I just bought some cyprus, trident maple, and black pine seeds that will soon start the stratification process.


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