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PostSubject: Got myself a bonsai tree   Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:49 pm

I'm a total amateur, but I figure that if I kill my little tree it's alright because it only cost ten bucks. I'm growing one because I want to make itty bitty Christmas ornaments and attach a very small swing to one of the branches.

In the Spring I'm going to try doing Root over Rock, which will take a few years, but in the end my little Maple tree should look like it's on a cliff face with its roots wrapping artfully around the rock. The rock that I found even has an indentation that might look like a little cave under the overhang of the cliff.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:57 pm

I just came in here to say...

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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:28 pm



I'm very pleased with the Fall colors.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:11 am

So am I wrong in thinking bonsaii aren't those other trees with little leaves? You know the ones I mean...

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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:12 pm

Grant, I know what you mean. I didn't know that there were bonsai trees with big leaves. It's really pretty though!!
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:25 pm

Bonsai trees can be anything that is grown in miniature, about a foot tall or less. The most popular bonsai trees for beginners are junipers because they recover from mistakes so well, but this one is a Montpelier Maple.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:59 pm

Ohhhhhh!!! I learned something new! Yours is really pretty. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:44 pm

I look forward to making itty bitty Christmas ornaments Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:52 pm

If the leaves fall off it could look like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree!!! ^_^
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:26 am

I want an itty bitty Christmas tree now... damn...

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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:26 pm

Buy one! They are very cheap if you buy a young bonsai tree. Mine was $10. The trees that are several years old and have already had some shape them can be hundreds of dollars, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:05 am

I wonder if you can smoke your bonsai... I mean, if you're going to try oregano, you may as well...


Speaking of which, how is it pronounced? "Or-Aye-Jen-Oh" or "Or-Ah-Gan-Oh"?

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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:14 pm

Or-AYE-Gan-Oh, though I think the British pronounce it differently from that.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:15 pm

Texas Tater Tot wrote:
If the leaves fall off it could look like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree!!! ^_^
I hadn't even thought about that. Damn, I can't have a Deciduous Christmas tree! I'll make sure to get a Fir next time that I buy a bonsai tree.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Tue May 26, 2015 9:31 pm

Oh man, I want one of these.

Will fit right in with my indoor cactus.

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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:26 pm

I think my tree died. It was really hot last year and the poor thing got cooked. Hasn't had any leaves form yet this summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:24 pm

Sad

So sorry. I planted lots of trees and used to brag about them like a person bragged about money, his house, kids, the wife, etc....

Which, of course is good, you brag about what you like.

Then the fire came and killed most of them 3 to 4 years ago.

Sucked big time.

But you move on and plant some more. alien

Plants are cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:16 pm

Planting stuff is fun. I'm all for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Got myself a bonsai tree   Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:29 pm

It's really fun to plant a tree and see it grow.

Starts small like a plant, then gets all giant and out of control.

And you see that "you" planted it, but it's so alive and real and beyond you that taking credit for it seems weird....

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