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I Want to Grow Bonsai Trees

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    Karate Kid

    Ever since seeing the karake kid films when I was younger I have wanted a bonsai tree! I don't know what it is about them, maybe just because they are little - I think it could just be more to do with the fact you have to really look after them and prune them and stuff, almost...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jul 23, 2008

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    Do you know how they work?

    They're freaking cool! I'm actually gonna get my dad one. That's his type of thing. He likes maintaining his flower and vegetable gardens and keeping his lawn tidy and decorating with plants and trees. It'll give him something to care for.. especially since his dog is dying. Wow...
    CrispAir CrispAir 22-25, M Dec 4, 2013

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    Japanese Red Maples

    We have a pair of Japanese Red Maples growing in our front yard and this year my wife decided to try her hand at raising some from seeds. Last fall she managed to pull almost 300 seeds from the trees and she stored them in the refridgerator in bags of sphagnum moss. ...
    glasgif glasgif 36-40, M Feb 24, 2010

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    Juniper

    We bought a $5 juniper bush from Wal-Mart this morning and I put it in a fairly shallow pot.  I trimmed back the roots and spread them out.  I put some gravel at the bottom for drainage and set the tree in the pot.  Once it was in, I started looking, trying to...
    glasgif glasgif 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    Cutting wood is great and and fun for me I only. It the trees down that are motherhood and are in the way of letting others grow
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    for ******* : I'm not insulting you I was describing you for douchbags: Being a **** wont grow you one
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I guess you could call it that. we purchased 'this old house' back in 2007. : ) she's nearly 100 years old, a beautiful brick house, with a big front porch, I had merely glided...
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I die I want my family to compile home videos and photos into a huge montage. I'd like an open casket for the viewing and everything but I'd ultimately want to be cremated...
    AngelDancer44 AngelDancer44 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    1. Sunshine & blue skies 2. Warmth 3. Green grass 4. Budding trees 5. Bright, colorful flowers 6. Ants & beetles crawling in the grass 7. The sound of birds, especially the...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    DrustvoEffugio DrustvoEffugio 18-21, M Apr 13

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    Not really. I have a huge pile I just stacked up from the well that was drilled and the wall beneath the old farmhouse that had to be trenched and dug through for the well feed...
    MunkulousDeCortica MunkulousDeCortica 56-60, M Mar 29

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    I listen to the sounds of the trees,I look at the glare from the sun,I feel the grass between my toes,I think of you,Its a normal routine,Because you are my life,just like the...
    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I grew up in a rural area. I spent much of my time outside as a child, exploring the simple, yet beautiful landscape of the American Midwest. I ran through cornfields, caught...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Receive ten saplings to plant when you join Arbor Day Foundation! Or Get this shirt and the will donate 10 trees to the rainforest!Happy Arborday and Earth day!http://shop.arborday...
    stufy stufy 46-50 2 days ago

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    For a long time, we lived in the 'city' and had one in our yard. The kids loved it, and it was a wonderful, quiet place to read. Then recently, we moved to the 'country' and we...
    tilky tilky 61-65, M Apr 7

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    SelfSurgery SelfSurgery 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I grew up around lots of trees, nature is so pleasant.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M Mar 30

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    God created trees and man has no right to destroy it. Simple as that.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    And not re-planted. At least re-plant the trees. Don't kill nature, it was here before you!
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I never really took into consideration how awful it is until I went to PA and as we were driving there was this patch of land where all the trees were cut, and i got a little hurt...
    babyCakes327 babyCakes327 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    i consider it odd... i don't really appreciate nature's beauty before as much as how i appreciate it now... it just started this year when i really feel great whenever i see trees...
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F Apr 16

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    I would like to grow as a person, to find me, to open up to the world and just say "What the hell." To become that person I believe I could be. in more I want to be than could be...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    When I got home that night my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes...
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    I want to have the magical ability to grow bigger. I would to create positive energies and infuse them into me in order to enlarge myself. The more I activate my chosen abilities...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Apr 9

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    A 24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted… “Dad, look the trees are going behind!” Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year...
    blinkon12 blinkon12 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    MrImperfect MrImperfect 16-17, M 5 Responses Apr 12

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    It has always been my childhood dream. I'm 22 right now, but still want to grow bigger. Perhaps I am watching too many shows, movies, etc that involves someone growing bigger. It...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F Apr 15

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    Did someone say , "money" sure wish it grew on trees :)
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 15

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    SunGun SunGun 16-17 Apr 17

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