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I Want to Grow Bonsai Trees

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ive learned so much about life, success, nature, science, creation and much more by opbserving trees. there are so many things to notice about them. ultimately, trees are what tied...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I love nurturing things! I plan to plant as much trees as I can. For we do need more trees. I like to do bonsais as well, and I looove grass plants. I also talk to them. All the...
    Aurelielavraie Aurelielavraie 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 14 Responses Apr 24

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    The cliche line is money doesn't buy happiness but I've came to the conclusion, that when I get older I will need it. After I took a good hard look in the mirror I realized I'll be...
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 14 hrs ago

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    roses are bleeding, the trees are swaying the sky is crying, the wind is howling the ground is caving, i am dying
    isohatetheworld isohatetheworld 70+, F 13 hrs ago

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    i will grow physically mentally emotionally but never spiritually i will always be freee im a little mermaid i dont wanna be on land id rather swim n dance in the ocean and play my...
    heavenlytouch heavenlytouch 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    ~Isaiah 55:10-13~ 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    I feel like my dad hates me. He told my mother that he wanted her to abort me before I was born,and when I was growing up he didn't want to have anything to do with me. When he did...
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    exactly 4 months today I will be 20...life is so short! next thing I know I'm going to be an old lady looking back at my life, scary stuff. still get asked for Id when I want to...
    aimsdisneyox aimsdisneyox 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Trees are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool Molecules? Cab drivers? Dan? Molly? Treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees? I like trees...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M Apr 28

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    Wind whistling through the trees....Sounds like God's own orchestra. All of the different plants and trees and stumps and whatever..they make their own sound. Each gust of wind...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My GrandfatherThere's so much to say about how some had ended up with their stories during or after serving for their country. My grandfather was a veteran and after service he...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself, what a wonderful world I see skies of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark...
    Tiffany94 Tiffany94 26-30, F 2 Responses May 7

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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 Apr 24

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    71. The fact that the first part of my list actually posted even though I accidentally hit the emoticon button & usually I can't hit post after that. 72. My buddy who chatted...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F May 5

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    They are so old. Hundreds of years and still in there prime. Their bark tells a story of test and trial. Life and death. The moss tells you what direction you are. The leave rustle...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I loved to climb trees as kid. I also had a small tree fort.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 May 5

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    Yes I do. I always wanted to be a super hero since a little boy and still do. I want to be a super hero with no costume, just looking your average stranger. The super power I want...
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    I want to make my apartment look nice. It is too brown I can't paint the walls white or anything cause I'm renting the house. I just keep feeling it's too brown. I can't paint the...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 7

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    I am a 14 year old girl and my height is 5 feet. I began puberty at around 10 or 11 years and had my first period at 13 years and 4 months old. I am not very regular and it has...
    nickyra55 nickyra55 13-15 1 Response May 9

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    I don't want to grow up. I dont want to leave my parents. That's my biggest fear. I dont want them to leave the world. What if i miss them ? What if i want my mom's cooking. I...
    Fear33 Fear33 16-17, F May 10

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    "So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell? Did they...
    DiaLeigh DiaLeigh 26-30, F Apr 25

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    Concerns about Mold in Florida SchoolsUnfortunately, Florida is a great incubator for mold, with high humidity and plenty of rain almost year round, mold can’t help to grow...
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    My day is surrounded by brilliant sunshine today..as far as the eye can see the sky is a beautiful crystal azure blue. I hear the birds outside my window singing away, so carefree...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 5 Responses May 3

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for a long time. I started out as the other woman. As far as I know he has never cheated on me. That is not the issue. We seem to get stuck in...
    justplainconfused1974 justplainconfused1974 36-40, F 1 Response May 6

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    I would tell my 9-year-old self: Be you, stop being friends with her, and...oh, stop talking to trees!
    InfinityMaster InfinityMaster 13-15, F 1 Response May 6

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    51, finding a solution to a problem 52, seeing birds nests in trees 53, making everything match my outfit 54, nail polish 55, chanel no five 56, peace and quiet 57, hot chocolate...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses May 14

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    In life we all have choices that we make every day. One of the most important choices we make is how we treat others. None of us are immune to people coming into our lives and...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I am not really comfortable in my own skin anymore. I will be very honest. I am a light skinned woman. I am high yellow and I think my complexion is beautiful, but I don't really...
    msjamison msjamison 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    just placed an order for fast hair growth oil and nisim fast hair growth shampoo and conditioner ..have used these products before ..they really work..!
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F May 2

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    I want to share a memory. It was rainy that day. Clouds filled the sky in patches making it seems clear and happy in some areas and somewhat gloomy and saddening in others. I...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    I think lots of us who are immigrants or who live in a different country from our ethnicity will at some point have an identity crisis. You grow up living in a foreign culture and...
    Creampuffs Creampuffs 18-21 a week ago

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    I have nice real breasts right now but I desire for them to grow larger & be full of milk to share with my partner I will grow them as large as he wishes to satisfy his needs...
    nicegirlinaz nicegirlinaz 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    What a terrible thing! Spanking children! DonĀ“t you think? Children who are spanked grow up to become violent as adults, right? That is the politically correct view these days...
    Helle31 Helle31 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to have a boyfriend to fatten me up, make me fatter and call me his fat little piggy. He will feed me all the time and play with my growing fat, until I'm massive. I will...
    CassieBBW CassieBBW 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 24

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    Sometimes I just think and dream. Sometimes about things I shouldn't but I do anyway. And tonight I was thinking about growing up. How you lose the ones you love and how you...
    xandria0217 xandria0217 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    A part of me is a terrible hermit. I love being surrounded by people but more often I'd rather be alone somewhere. My biggest fantasy is a little stone cottage somewhere deep in a...
    Pineapple3000 Pineapple3000 16-17, F Apr 26

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    My grandma thinks that all girls and women should have short hair :/ she even cut it in my sleep when I was little. Even my mom kept my hair short until I was about 12, then I...