Dummer than a bag of hammers.
If you have been in the front line answering questions at a public
show you probably think you have heard it all. However I found the
following, serious, questions posted among many others on a well known
web site recently. Each is copied exactly as it appeared. Comments in
brackets and emphasis are mine……….
I am very new to caring for bonsai, and i think my juniper is
dead...it is mostly brown and now the new growth is beginning to turn
brown as well. I am not sure of the cause...First, can too much indoor
light “burn out” a juniper? Also, I saw a couple spiders on my plant
recently. The first, about a month ago, was green—it matched the
foliage perfectly. The other spider was a small black spider. Are
these spiders harmful to bonsai trees, or did they just use it as a
place to live? Thanks for your help!
Hey just got a new Bonsai tree. (wow!) I’m somewhat new to this. It is
Juniper Bonsai Tree
(Evergreen) and I was wondering something. I know if you leave your
Bonsai inside it will die in a year or so, but what if I just bring it
inside overnight sometimes in winter or something?? I take it outside
early morning, spend around an hour trimming, watering caring for it
and nuetering it... And I leave it out there until around 7:00 or
later depending on the day all the while watching over it every 2
hours or so.. Am I wasting my time or doing the right thing? Basically
I would like to know, will my Bonsai die in a year or am I helping it
Can anyone tell me what those little “sperm” (?!) looking things are
in my waterbut? Can i water my trees, or is this thing going to harm
them. I have loads of them all swimming around waiting for, what i
don't know, i think i could pass the water through a sieve maybe.
I have my fifth bonsai now and he is doing extremely fine - for the
time being. The other four, they all died, or because of the lack of
water or the excess of watering...and I wouldn’t like this one to die.
Could someone please tell me how I should proceed and avoid the loss
of this bonsai? One more thing: he drinks a lot...is this normal? Can
I put him under water once in a week?
I know bonsai’ers like collecting larch and spruce from these bogs,
and but how does one slow the encrouchment of the bog (bog monster) on
oak, maple and pine forest ? (((What ? )))
I got a small plant from my sister in law that resembles some kind of
Bonsai maybe?? It is not your usual Bonsai, it’s not a “pine “ tree
type. It is about 8 inches high, and planted in the typical Bonsai
tray with rocks and green moss. I call it Harry cause it’s a one trunk
tree with lots of “hair” plants leaves. They are very long and thin
and kind of curl under making it look like a cousin of the palm tree.
Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is?? I have no idea how to
take care of it and she misplaced the directions. (To the nut house?)
Could someone please help me identify this little fellow ? and maybe
some advice on how to treat it..??
Im no sure if its dead or alive. It was given to me by a salesman who
forgot to water it during the summer holiday. Thanks in advance. (No
This site is funny, disgusting, and a true joy to find! While most
collecting trips don’t take place during chigger season, scouting
trips sure do. (?!)
I have a very large completely rotted oak tree stump on the farm here
which is now just a big pile of brown powder. I read under another
message here that such material could be of significant value to the
bonsai grower. How best can such material be put to use? Thanks.
I was given a *dead* bonsai and I watered it occasionally and gave it
a light feeding thinking FOR SURE it was dead and it was never coming
back. I just felt better about doing it.