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Anyone have experience with bonsai trees?

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posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 08:11 PM
I've been looking into them the past few days, and I think I want to get one. I've never had a bonsai tree, but have experience with growing flowers, and yes, there not the same thing.

I don't want to start one from seeds. I want a tree now, not in four years. Does anyone have a specific tree, or company?

I've been looking on and they have a good selection.

I'm not looking to spend more than $100 most likely. Maybe $125.

I welcome any suggestions. Thanks in advance.

posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 09:16 PM
yes, but it didn't work out.. I killed the tree and had a dried specimen of a bonsai around collecting dust, until my husband finally tossed it.

Don't you have a local shop you can get your bonsai from? Probably better than internet, because then you can get hands on advice on the proper care and pruning methods.

posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 09:30 PM
reply to post by worldwatcher

Sort of. Theres one place I know of around here, and it aint that close. It's an oriental shop, they have incense and such, (this is where I get my incense) and I think theres a rack with bonsai trees on, but I'm not sure.

I live in the sticks, so I sort of have to rely on the internet.

posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 08:52 AM
I have a friend who was into bonsai, I asked him about it and he said that most shops that sell fully grown bonsai are not really bonsai but cuttings that tend to die after a few seasons, so make sure you get one thats been grown from a seedling.

posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 08:56 AM
If you want the foliage to be thick, you've gotta pinch the shoots, not cut it. Not sure why it works that way. My grandma turned a bougainvillea bush into a bonsai, and another one into a huge tree

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