My Bonsai Tree (in Off-topic)
Well i got this Bonsai tree over the holidays and have been taking care of it pretty well. How ever it is now spring and it's growth is accelerated and i have looked on the internet for help and have gotten some. However i was wondering if anyone has one them selves and could maybe give me some advise. I am still not sure what breed it is but is has long pine needles and i will post a pic if i can gather some interest.
April 16 2009 11:20 AM EDT
pics or it didn't happen!
i love bonzai's even tho, i can't take care of one myself because my cat likes chewing on plants
April 16 2009 12:13 PM EDT
if it has pine needles it doesnt sound like a true bonsai.
I imagine it is the same with all plants to stunt growth you just need trim off any new branches that start immidiatly. Depending on how vertical it has grown already you can pinch the top most part (the main trunk part) and kill it which will stop a plant from growing up and start to bush more then grow vertical.
Dead heading is the term that is used i beleive.
April 16 2009 12:17 PM EDT
This site should help you if you know what species it is.
Have fun with your new tree
I'm growing chilli peppers atm
It appears as thou it is a White Pine.
I am pretty sure it is from the pictures i have compared it too
I will post some pics as soon as my GF gets home with her IPhone, in the meantime i would love to see some of your pics... and thanks Thak for the link.
its a loop lol ADMIN FIX IT
April 17 2009 9:17 PM EDT
April 17 2009 9:22 PM EDT
It looks awesome. I thought of getting one, but I really don't know much about them.
April 17 2009 9:28 PM EDT
I'd like to tell you what a cool little tree you have there...
I'd like to tell everyone that I think I'd like a little tree like that..
I'd like to do that stuff but I really can't
CAUSE I'M STUCK IN THAT LOOP, CLICKING ON THE SAME LINK OVER AND OVER OH MY GOSH THE HUMANITY, LOST LOST FOREVER PLEASE SEND HELP AHHHHHHHHHHHHH
April 17 2009 11:05 PM EDT
April 17 2009 11:17 PM EDT
Hakai: Don't click ob's link. :)
April 17 2009 11:24 PM EDT
Lewisxxxusa 16 Apr, 05:59 PM
Russians can do anything.
Now lets see an American grow a tree in his lung!!!
This comment on the page that OB linked made me laugh out loud.
April 18 2009 11:46 AM EDT
That thing in Russia was a hoax.
April 18 2009 11:47 AM EDT
Anyways.....advise?tips? or should i give up and punch it?
tips? water with a spray bottle, like an old windex bottle that you've cleaned really well
April 18 2009 11:52 AM EDT
Okay but i have no clue how to cut the tree.
Do i trim the needles? where do i cut on the branches i don't want?
Do i cut at a angle...and so many more
rubberbands are your friends, if you don't want a branch just band it really really tight, itll die within 24 hours and you can just snap it off
dont bother cutting the needles only the branches to stunt its growth. if you want to grow with a bend in it as to make it look like its blowing in the wind try tieing a penny on the end of the branch or tie a string with a rock attached. if your bonzai is any good it will learn to survive on minimal amounts of water to help stunt growth, and sometimes they are grown on clay to expose the roots which later you can cut to further stunt the growth. try to grow the bonzi in indirect lighting. GL hope your green thumb is better than mine
April 18 2009 5:53 PM EDT
Hmm, some interesting stuff here people. Like the ideas for helping shape your tree. I'm now even more interested in getting one.
For those who can't keep green things alive... start with bamboo!
They're fun to watch get new shoots and get taller and taller... and really hard to kill!
aloe vera is also very resilent, hard to kill, just put in sunlight and water once a week, and presto
April 18 2009 6:49 PM EDT
Bamboo are amazing, tehy can grow through an human, seen this on mythbuster a while back.
This thread is closed to new posts.
However, you are welcome to reference it
from a new thread; link this with the html
<a href="/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002itw">My Bonsai Tree</a>