Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22
Like Tree24Likes

Finally! A Bonsai Tree of My Own!

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 ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    That's a wonderful candidate for bonsai, Maura - beautiful flowers and colorful fruits. Wish I had the patience and discipline for bonsai.
    I second both sentiments!

  2. #12
    orchids^_^'s Avatar
    orchids^_^ is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Quan
    My Grow Area
    Sunroom
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Compact Catts
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    1,325
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Wow, very nice!
    Alex

  3. #13
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Really a cool bonsai tree, Maura!

    cheers,
    BD

  4. #14
    Real Name
    Yvonne
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All orchids
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Thousand Oaks,CA
    Posts
    47
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    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 .
    Posted via Mobile Device

  5. #15
    Real Name
    Yvonne
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All orchids
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Thousand Oaks,CA
    Posts
    47
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    These are my 2 bonsai starters.
    First one(Japanese Spindleberry) got snail attack
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  6. #16
    Real Name
    Yvonne
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All orchids
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Thousand Oaks,CA
    Posts
    47
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    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
    Good luck!

  7. #17
    opaline's Avatar
    opaline is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Matt
    My Grow Area
    Sunroom
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catasetinae
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    830
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. #18
    Real Name
    Yvonne
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All orchids
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Thousand Oaks,CA
    Posts
    47
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    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?!?!

  9. #19
    Real Name
    Yvonne
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All orchids
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Thousand Oaks,CA
    Posts
    47
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I think that Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea it would make a great looking bonsai!!!!
    So sorry,I don't have any pic available...

  10. #20
    mauraec's Avatar
    mauraec is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maura Caffrey
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum lowii
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Englewood, FL
    Posts
    3,092
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    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.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Bonsai
    By moliviabaxter in forum The Jungle
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: July 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
  2. Adenium Bonsai
    By PurpleLotus in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM
  3. My first bonsai
    By Halloamey in forum The Jungle
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: June 11th, 2010, 03:06 AM
  4. Bonsai
    By pavel in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: February 13th, 2010, 04:01 PM
  5. Bonsai anyone?
    By orchid lady in forum Eye Candy
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: January 16th, 2009, 10:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.