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

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

  1. industry

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

    Discussion started by industry - Nov 8, 2003

    Is anyone else here into bonsai trees?????????? They are sweet!

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  2. Coffie Crave

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    Coffie Crave - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    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
     
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  3. S@T@N

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    S@T@N - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    I had one, but that shit died, even though I watered it like they said I
    should and kept it in a good spot :(
     
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  4. industry

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    industry - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    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:
     
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  5. imported_Tesseract - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    I dont really care about them, but today they brought me this:

    http://www.fuckthebuff.com/tesseract/bonsai.jpg'>

    I like it.
     
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    23578 - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    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.
     
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  7. willy.wonka

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    willy.wonka - Replied Nov 8, 2003

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

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    Rectum - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    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.
     
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    Ski Mask - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    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?
     
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  10. Gunm

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    Gunm - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    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.
     
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  11. S@T@N

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    S@T@N - Replied Nov 8, 2003

    I once thought about mine really hard, bam that shit was gone
     
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    ~KRYLON2~ - Replied Nov 9, 2003

    didnt the old dude form karate kid have a bonzai tree?
     
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  13. Don't Panic

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    Don't Panic - Replied Nov 9, 2003

    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.
     
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  14. CAPiTA

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    CAPiTA - Replied Nov 9, 2003

    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.
     
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  15. hottnickels

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    hottnickels - Replied Nov 9, 2003

    they're fresh
    i love plants.

    you can get little ones for very cheap.
     
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