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Old 05-20-2008, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bonsai has always fascinated me, so I bought a beginner's book yesterday and I'm hoping to start my first indoor tree this summer. So like the title says, is anyone here into bonsai?
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hah! i don't like gardening but i like the idea of these lil buggers
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Back in Colombia I had like 4 of them, but I bought them planted and fully grown. They are truly amazing plants, when I was moving to the US I gave them away to my uncle. They were not cheap down there.
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OK, a few years back someone gave me one as a present. I had no idea what the hell I was doing with it, so I took some free 2.5 class on "How to care for your bonsai." They should have called "How to take care of your starter-child." WAY too much responsibility for me. Like, you had to water it, and take it for hair-cuts, and give it some kinda plant-food. It was like having a small child. The Department of Social Services (i.e. my mom) soon got involved and I had my parental rights terminated for neglect. The plant was placed in a good foster home and later adopted by my aunt, where it still lives to this day.

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Old 05-21-2008, 11:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Damn MPD I don't think dose are legal , but of course you can always take a Colombian tour if you want some better stuff
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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^^^^^^hey MPD I am not sure you got the Bonzai part right, they have to be small , yours look in the larger side.

Hey you have your Bonzai next to your heater, doesn't that damage it?
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Have you ever taken it to a Bonzai contest?

I am sure you would get a good price!?!?!?
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i can say with experience that MPD can grow some good bonsai...

i've always wanted a bonsai tree (a real one, not the carmen kind) but damn they are expensive. what can i say, i loved the karate kid when i was growing up.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've got a little one on my kitchen table...

One of my friends' parents grow bonsai trees for a living I think. He's got a nice greenhouse but havn't been in it...
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Old 05-27-2008, 04:41 AM   #10 (permalink)
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there is a flower market in the east end of london which always opens stoopid early...

and so i stayed up all night once a few years back, so i could be there, first in line, to buy my missus a bonsai.

i bought a bonza bonsai, which was fed, watered and pruned with love and attention. and then a mandatory summer holiday arrived.

like doting parents, we left instructions with the house mates to take good care of it, inclusive of leaving in the bath tub should they go away for a night or two. they left it on a south facing window cill, just in time for the hottest day that summer.

we returned to a lightly toasted twig.

pleased? we were not.

we still have that twig.
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