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Hello all!

I've dipped my hands into Bonsai trees recently.

Anyone else have a tree transformation they would like to share?

Advice is always appreciated from experts as well.

Here is my tini tiny tree transformation: Left, before wiring. Right, After wiring and trimming.

It has a lot of branches growing out of the same place in the trunk but it's so young, I'd like to see which ones are the strongest.

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Hello all!

I've dipped my hands into Bonsai trees recently.

Anyone else have a tree transformation they would like to share?

Advice is always appreciated from experts as well.

Here is my tini tiny tree transformation: Left, before wiring. Right, After wiring and trimming.

It has a lot of branches growing out of the same place in the trunk but it's so young, I'd like to see which ones are the strongest.

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It reminds me of a miniature Christmas tree.

Did you grow it from seed? How long does it take to grow that big?

I've never tried Bonzai, but I've thought about it. I saw some people make wisteria Bonzai, but it looks difficult.

Nice work! Looks good!
 

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It reminds me of a miniature Christmas tree.

Did you grow it from seed? How long does it take to grow that big?

I've never tried Bonzai, but I've thought about it. I saw some people make wisteria Bonzai, but it looks difficult.

Nice work! Looks good!
Thanks!

The majority of Bonsai trees are started as clippings.

I'd say, this is a clipping from a mature tree ( I got it from Flowerland for 5 dollars).

From seeds, it can take as long as three years from planting the seed to being able to manipulate the plant as a Bonsai.

Here is a cool link that I found.

But, as seen here, a trip to your local plant nursery can get a good looking starter tree.
 
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Thanks!

The majority of Bonsai trees are started as clippings.

I'd say, this is a clipping from a mature tree ( I got it from Flowerland for 5 dollars).

From seeds, it can take as long as three years from planting the seed to being able to manipulate the plant as a Bonsai.

Here is a cool link that I found.

But, as seen here, a trip to your local plant nursery can get a good looking starter tree.
That is cool--I didn't know you had to manipulate the plant with wires, but I guess it makes sense.

My mom always had cacti in pots, which sort of reminded me of bonsai.


It's amazing--the morphology of trees.
 

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Lovely! I had one 2 years ago but eventually, I gave it away, it's very relaxing to just take a chair and sit in front of this tree and cut a bit, letting everything else go.
 
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