Anyone enjoy this hobby here? I'm just venturing into it, got a juniper on sale at CanTire and Lee Valley has some nice tools (but pricey!) I have seen pepper plants used in this fashion and there are some really cool examples online. They get woody stems when maintained for a longer time. fatalii.net/Bonsai_Chiles_Bonchi
Interesting that you should post this, just this week I found 2 Gingko seedlings at work. I potted them up and if I can keep them alive through winter dormancy I'll put them into a bonsai pot next year. Now I'm on the hunt for more seedlings so I put together a grove of 3 or 5 trees.
Post by flytrapking on Jul 31, 2017 17:40:11 GMT -5
Havnt tried yet, but I've heard adenium obesum and mimosa tree makes good bonsai. Mimosa tree grows very fast. In the ground it can grow 3 feet a Year! (in tropical climate) as far as I know mimosa tree isn't hardy to ontario. Or most places in canada. It might handle some parts of BC?
I make bonsai with Adenium that I grow from seed. They grow pretty fast and are easy to grow plus barely need training to become a bonsai. Definitely a great starter bonsai. I also have a young Baobab that I plan on training maybe next year. It's still pretty young. I plan on starting a number of other seeds to grow and train eventually. Just getting into it. Maybe only done it for two or three years, mainly with the Adenium first.
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