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    Thread: New to Bonsai

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      New to Bonsai

      Hey everyone,

      My DW and I just brought our first bonsai (red maple leaf), I am not sure (right now) what it call at the moment. I have to go back home and check. We brought it from a nursery and we noticed that you can makes a lot more different types of bonsai from different types of trees. Some are fruit trees and other are just regular trees. Not sure what is the process of making the into bonsai. But I am pretty sure there is the process of getting them there. Hopefully, I can get there some day.
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      Share a photo of your new bonsai. Where will you keep it? It would be interesting to see how you care for it.
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      It's in the backyard at the moment, still don't know where it will go. And how we will care for it. It's a learning process for this new thing.
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      Technically, any shrub or tree can be a Bonsai. Bonsai are just "little versions" of big things, so you can have a Giant Sequoia Bonsai, or Boab Bonsai etc. There are a ton of great YouTube videos explaining what Bonsai are and how to shape and care for them. I've been teaching myself how to Clone mine, it's easier than starting from seed.

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      The “Koiphen’ of bonsai forums:

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      Thanks Ci.
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      Quote Originally Posted by EmeraldDragon View Post
      Hey everyone,

      My DW and I just brought our first bonsai (red maple leaf), I am not sure (right now) what it call at the moment. I have to go back home and check.
      If you´re looking for the scentific name of your plant, I believe it is an acer palmatum atroporpureum

      They are beautifull and - in my experience and climate - will change the colour of the leafs according to the sun intensity and exposure. If possibly avoid placing it in a windy area.

      Here is my little forest the beginning of Spring
      20210329_135102.jpg

      mid Spring
      20210411_112435.jpg

      and now
      20210511_141816.jpg

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      Quote Originally Posted by JoaoM View Post
      If you´re looking for the scentific name of your plant, I believe it is an acer palmatum atroporpureum

      They are beautifull and - in my experience and climate - will change the colour of the leafs according to the sun intensity and exposure. If possibly avoid placing it in a windy area.

      Here is my little forest the beginning of Spring
      20210329_135102.jpg

      mid Spring
      20210411_112435.jpg

      and now
      20210511_141816.jpg
      Thank you for the name. Currently mine don't look like your at the moment. All the original leaves has dried up and getting ready to fall off. The new leaves are just blooming.
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