Wow, very nice!
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This is a discussion on Finally! A Bonsai Tree of My Own! within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by catttan That's a wonderful candidate for bonsai, Maura - beautiful flowers and ...
Wow, very nice!
Really a cool bonsai tree, Maura!
I love bonsai too,and this one is so beautiful.
I had 2 bonsai back in Romania but I wasn't successful with them, they both died. (
Last month I bought 2 starters bonsai and I cannot wait to go from there .
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These are my 2 bonsai starters.
First one(Japanese Spindleberry) got snail attack
Note=I'm sorry,the second one is Japanese Spindleberry...
Anyway,I wrote a post regarding your bonsai,Maura but it just dissapeared...I was very enchanted by the vibrant purple flower!I bet it will be a striking beauty
hi Floare, nice to meet u! That japanese spindle berry would be great for manipulating those slight bendy branches whether it be quite conservative and traditional like some patio standards etc with a braided trunk and rounded foliage at top or more weird-o-wonderful, almost gothic and macarbe. Bet that would take a good dose of discipline not to mention patience. There are many techniques for braiding, cording with any number of threads also weaving, tassels, turkish knotting, bandweaving. There is an official term beginning with ' pas', cant think, search engine no help.
Pines and junipers have some magnificent results with a bit of tweaking. Juniperous species while more compact have a characteristic of growing across/ sideways when nature allows it so are a great for some diversity and japanese aesthetic value. These even in younger life can give a 400 year old impression for a 5 year old tree as once youve achieved desired height the spread or canopy occurs with abit more ease compared to others. Its leaves are small adding to the illusion with scale. Contoneastors are good guinea pigs and easily sourced for free, often already in bonsai form where they get restrained self seeded in walls.
Buddleja/ budlea - butterfly bush are vigorous growing so another good one for experimenting as new growth becomes old wood after each season/ or bi-monthly timeframe. Have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's nice to meet you too,Opaline
Thank you for your input,you're quite a connaisseur.
For bonsai,I would like a dramatic look(gothic?),with a weird balance and assymetry.But I don't know how to start?!?!
I think that Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea it would make a great looking bonsai!!!!
So sorry,I don't have any pic available...
Update, I repotted my grewia in the medium recommended for it - 2 parts peat moss and 1 part sand - and so far it's hating it. I hope it will calm down and resume its natural state. I know it will take years and years for it to become a true bonsai, but, as far as I know, I have those years and years coming to me. I wish I could transfer my bonsai attitude to my feelings about my orchids, but I suppose I will get there in time.