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#1 Jun 20 2004 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I just got into this stuff, and it's pretty fascinating.

Although I'm sure you know, Bonsai is the art of miniaturizing trees and making them appear old. This is accomplished by planting the tree in a small pot, and trimming back the upper foliage. Some bonsai trees go for thousands of dollars!

So...anyone else into Bonsai? Ever heard of/seen it? Wonder why I'm making a thread?
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#2 Jun 20 2004 at 9:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Always wanted to do it. Bought a kit, all I needed was the tree. I kinda lost interest though. Maybe I'll try again when I get more free time.
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#3 Jun 21 2004 at 7:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I've tried many times over the years to get into Bonsai. Unfortunately, I am death incarnate to these little trees, and as an act of mercy, I gave it up.

#4 Jun 21 2004 at 8:07 AM Rating: Decent
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#5 Jun 21 2004 at 9:12 AM Rating: Good
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From what I understand, any real bonsai costs a small mint. Any of the cheap ones you find at local garden centers and the like are actually just dwarf juniper shrubs that have been trimmed back to look like a tree.

It sounds interesting and I wouldn't mind giving it a shot, but it doesn't seem like the sort of hobby you get results in just by "giving it a shot". Takes a lot of time and work to maintain the plants and keep them on the line between stunted and dead. I honestly doubt I have the patience for it.
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#6 Jun 21 2004 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
sounds really interesting, and i might get into it. is there anywhere online to get the materials needed?
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#7 Jun 21 2004 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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I love my little Bonsai Smiley: smile It's so cute. I want a bonsai forest but they cost like 500 dollars.
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#8 Jun 21 2004 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
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Go the cheap way and practice Crotch-Bonsai.
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