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I Love Bonsai Trees

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    Mini-bodhi

    I thought it would be a cool / fitting idea to make a bonsai version of Ficus religiosa / the Sacred Fig / the Bodhi Tree, then found someone else has done it, which is awesome:
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M Oct 14, 2013

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    The Sellout

      I think I know what it’s like to sell your own children. This weekend I was forced by straitened circumstances to part with three little trees I loved far more than the paltry sums of money I got for them. The buyers were very nice. They could see and feel how...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 11 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Vine maple with moss

    and licorice ferns
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M May 18

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    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M May 18

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    My Tree Looks Like A Pot Plant

    I hav'nt had much luck with bonsai. Usually something happens and I move or I become emotionally distrought and end up forgetting to take care of the tree. I keep trying though. I have a willow that seems to have gone dormant. I think it's still alive, it's flexible. I'm going to...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 1 Response May 20, 2010

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    I Have Two

    They haven't died yet! Yay for me. One is a little dwarf pomegranate plant, one is a little jasmine one. I got them from a bonsai vendor, hopefully they still count. I haven't named them... Part of me thinks I should.
    creampoodle creampoodle 26-30, F Nov 9, 2013

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    I have had a bonsai tree

    for a few years; but recently I decided I would actually turn this into a hobby... WOW I learned so much, almost immediately upon making that decision. Did you know that you can CARVE these trees? It adds to the artistry of them! Plus, you use wire, to help promote the trees...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    My Bonsai Tree Got Sick.

    I had a bonsai tree, but while I was going through culinary school I was a full time student and working a full time job at the airport.  All while running off of 2-4 hours of sleep a night for over a year.  Saddly my 10-15 minutes a day with it turned to...
    diamondintherough85 diamondintherough85 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Thief In The Night

      There was a stranger in my garden last Thursday night, late. There were two ways of looking at the result, of course. I could have considered my tiny garden violated, my personal property stolen, my sense of security destroyed. I could have cursed the thief and lamented...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Ever Bonsai'd A Coconut ? I Am

    Well, my japanese maple had a rough time from the transition from greenhouse to outdoors but it seems to have stabilized. I did put a sign on it saying it was'nt a pot plant and I told my landlord about it when he was over. Turns out, my landlord is pot friendly anyway so...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    Wish I Knew How To Grow One

    I don't know much about Bonsais, but they are cute.  Seems like a lot of effort goes into them, even more so that the plants im growing now.  I just don't have the time honestly.  Would have to learn, and act accordingly in response with the tree.  Maybe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2010

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