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Bonsai
« on: May 26, 2017, 01:44:48 PM »
Does anyone here have bonsai trees? I've been trying to get into it off and on for most of my life. For various reasons my trees died untimely deaths, either from my own blunders or from misadventure (a few years ago the deer ate a promising yew seedling I had planted.) Well this year I'm getting serious. I've managed to root a black willow from a cutting by placing it in water a few weeks. I've planted it and it's growing nicely so far. I'm also rooting some weeping willow cuttings in water- I think they'll be ready to pot in 2 weeks. I tried some dogwood and crapabble branches too, using rooting hormone, but that didn't work out, I'll have to try that again.
 
Anyway, I have high hopes for the willows. If anyone cares I'll post pictures once I have something promising.
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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 01:47:08 PM »
Fascinating. I do hope you post pictures.
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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 01:52:44 PM »
Thanks. If anyone wants to try it, it's still a good time this year (if you're in the northern hemisphere). I simply followed what this guy does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-u92XJyHmY
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Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 04:28:48 PM »
After 3-4 weeks my weeping willow cuttings look like this. I potted one today.
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Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 10:52:30 AM »
Nice.  I remember visiting a Trappist monastery that specialized in bonsais.  Thanks for the pictures.
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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 01:13:40 PM »
Does anyone here have bonsai trees? I've been trying to get into it off and on for most of my life. For various reasons my trees died untimely deaths, either from my own blunders or from misadventure (a few years ago the deer ate a promising yew seedling I had planted.) Well this year I'm getting serious. I've managed to root a black willow from a cutting by placing it in water a few weeks. I've planted it and it's growing nicely so far. I'm also rooting some weeping willow cuttings in water- I think they'll be ready to pot in 2 weeks. I tried some dogwood and crapabble branches too, using rooting hormone, but that didn't work out, I'll have to try that again.
 
Anyway, I have high hopes for the willows. If anyone cares I'll post pictures once I have something promising.
Holler Bonsai when working on those Bonsai trees.

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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 01:25:08 PM »
You joined the forum last August, and that's your first post? Really?
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Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 01:44:15 PM »
Good for him.
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Re: Bonsai
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 01:53:16 PM »
In any case, I typically try to keep my trees calm and not ardent for glorious death in battle.
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles