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-----BONSAI TREES-----

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by industry, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. industry

    industry New Jack

    Joined: Nov 22, 2001 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0
    Is anyone else here into bonsai trees?????????? They are sweet!





  2. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 1,124 Likes Received: 0
    too ill...i always liked them maby i might pick one or 2 up, they cost alot...any tips? on buying takeing care of....drop um
  3. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    I had one, but that shit died, even though I watered it like they said I
    should and kept it in a good spot :(
  4. industry

    industry New Jack

    Joined: Nov 22, 2001 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0
    Coffie Crave

    your best bet is dont buy one, make your own. When summer comes pick up some nursery stock and trim it and wire it. Bonsai's that are bought are often not cared for and are overpirced. Go with a juniper or a pine species. They dont die easily and you can fool around with them alot.:idea:
  5. I dont really care about them, but today they brought me this:


    I like it.
  6. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    whoa, that's really nice tesser. what is it, a ficus?

    you should dunk it once a week in lukewarm water, and prune it to keep it small. ficus like a tablespoon of bleach in the water about once every two months.
  7. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    i am, i think i'll go steal one today
  8. Rectum

    Rectum Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002 Messages: 1,501 Likes Received: 1
    i did a school project on them for asian studies, i remeber getting the impression they took ridiculus amounts of trouble and effort but they are pretty cool.
  9. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    weird. I was sitting on the couch watching TV 20 minutes ago, and some truck add on TV had a guy sitting with a bonsai tree next to his chair, and I thought to myself "I should get a bonsai tree....those things are cool"

    12oz is reading my mind.

    how expensive are they?
  10. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    those little trees are cool and all but they have the life span of your common mosquito. Even if you follow all the directions for caring...they die. if you cough near it, the damn tree will die. If you cast a shadow on a bonsai tree it'll die.
  11. S@T@N

    [email protected]@N Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 15, 2002 Messages: 1,998 Likes Received: 0
    I once thought about mine really hard, bam that shit was gone
  12. ~KRYLON2~

    ~KRYLON2~ 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 13, 2001 Messages: 10,443 Likes Received: 192
    didnt the old dude form karate kid have a bonzai tree?
  13. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2003 Messages: 647 Likes Received: 0
    I once saw a book full of trees similair to the last one on that first post, but the bleached wood was used in a much more dramatic way, the shapes were more dramatic as well. They were all done by some old Asian guy who climbed around in some mountains over there to find these things (they were pretty damn big- usually two to four feet in any given direction). Anyone have the slightest idea who I am talking about?

    Personal experience- they fucking die no matter what you do.
  14. CAPiTA

    CAPiTA Member

    Joined: Apr 13, 2003 Messages: 667 Likes Received: 0
    My dad is super into all this Bonsai tree stuff. Right now he's working on like 20 trees, non of which he bought, and they're all doing fine. A couple of them are really gnarly with all the wiring and stuff. He started like a year ago and it has slowly consumed most of his free time. From what I've heard, buying them from stores is usually dumb for most of the reasons above. He just went to a couple of free seminars to learn the basics, then went to work searching around for trees. Supposedly the best place to find crazy-ass trees is next to train tracks, since the trains come from all over the place and sometimes drop a seed or two as they go. This way you can find stuff that wouldn't normally grow in your area. Now your benching missions can serve a dual purpose.
  15. hottnickels

    hottnickels Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 25, 2003 Messages: 178 Likes Received: 0
    they're fresh
    i love plants.

    you can get little ones for very cheap.