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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

since I messed up big time with my ficus (see indoor section) I was wondering if it's worth getting one of these starter kits?

cgi.ebay.com/Bonsai-Tr...dZViewItem

any comments/ advice would be great

Thanks in advance Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

Oh, Nina, I wouldn't say you messed up your little ficus bonsai starter! Don't be so hard on yourself. Nono After all this is a learning experience & you've just got started & should have fun with it. Razz You did say you saw new little leaves coming out. Wait a bit longer & don't give up on your plant. The ficus is flexible & you can always reshape it as it grows. If it was my tiny tree, I'd still work on it & wait patiently to see what results. And everyone of us starts somewhere & our first results look laughable to us years later when we become experienced.

As for the bonsai starter kits, I can't say. I'm always leery of places that purport to sell you something like this. It might be a good idea but I can't say. Others will no doubt comment.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

I 'll show you a few pics my friend Marija took of how to easily make a bonsai tree.

Are there any woods near your home ? Bonsai is often found in the wild. You just need to dig it and trim it a little bit. I would use the money you are about to spend on good original (Yamadori) bonsai tree. Smile .

What do you think about this idea ?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

I could go for a drive and look around but we living in hawaii so there are mainly palms and Plumeria's, the drive would be nice anyway if I don't find anything...

I'm not giving up on my little ficus... I'm still watering it and patiently waiting to see if it's ok. I just though the "starter kit" maybe a good idea.
I really appreciate your drawing by the way Very Happy it helped me out a lot...

Once my little ficus has grown a little more and has more leaves, I'll post some more photo's.

Thanks for your replies.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

Mmm.. Hawaii Not Worthy

If you have time please upload some photos in New member introductions category Wink


I will write, or find some texts about starting bonsai so you can read more Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

Well, I think Marcus wouldn't mind going to Hawaii if he'd know he could help! (No other reason, of course!) Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:40 am    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:24 am    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

hola Mr. Green

nice name and photos from Marija Smile
and you are right about that you can find natural bonsai in habitat...

Look this Lithraea caustica


this tree is very tall in Andes mountains but coastal forms are smaller. And sometimes in hard-compact granitic soils you can find "bonsai" trees... (Florencia, near the coast, "la Vega de Pupuya" -were we found a new population of the almost extinct Eriosyce aspillagae-)




nina, can you find goat near the beach of Hawai? jaja... pleeeeaasseeee put some photos!!!!



greetings from Chile

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: bonsai starter kits any good? Reply with quote

Very good photos ! Applause

This is great bonsai Wink


Do you know that sheeps and goats are making best bonsai in nature, because they eat and trim plants periodic Wink
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