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Bonsai

Discussion in 'Off Topic and Chat' started by Tom Barr, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Tom Barr

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    I actually joined the local bonsai club here in Sacramento, been doing it for a long time, just never got involved.

    This is one of the nicer trees, I need to do some work on it, but I tend to let trees go awhile and grow well, then trim and wait another 1-2 years before going after them again.

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  2. Matt F.

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    Nice! There is a bonsai shop around the corner from Aqua Forest Aquarium in Japantown. I've been in there a few times to look.
     
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    Way over priced and nothing worth buying or doing, sells/panders to tourist.
     
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    Tom, I am moving to the Sac area the beginning of September. Where is a good place around there to get bonsai stuff? Think it would be a cool hobby to hold me over till I can some tanks set back up.
     
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    Not much of a selection, either.

     
  6. Tom Barr

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    There's 3 different places, and a few different clubs to join.
    One south of Land Park, likely the best I've seen, then up in Roseville area and then a guy way up in Lotus CA.
     
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    Hi , ive got a few japanese maple seedlings growing in a pot , have lost their cotelydons and have about 4 leaves now .. and have another crab apple I want to dig out ..
    Just wondering the best approach to take when caring for these and pruning etc to develop them?! I understand at this stage they may take years to mature though want to give them.the best start

    Any help would.be appreciated :)

    Ps I also have a bonsai ficus that's growing nicely about 10cm tall and trunk is starting to thickenn,though it's starting to produce larger leaves so need some advice on pruning

    Thanks !
     

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