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    beginner's bonsai

    I like to look an bonsai, read a bonsai book many years ago, and have always thought it would be a fun thing to do. When Walter Liew (http://www.fukubonsai.com/5a14.html) announced that he would teach a bonsai class at the local community college, that was my cue to finally get serious about these things. School starts in a couple of weeks so I should start doing some reading in order to get the most out of it.

    Could you folks please direct me to favorite/appropriate bonsai web sites and discussion forums.

    Thanks,
    -steveh

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    good for you steve, your gonna love it! I lead the puget sound Bonsai south end study group, and we meet tomorrow. Can't wait. I really don't have a favorite chat line....atleast to recommend. I probably have a library of several hundred books. Tho probably my first ones, I still love the two book set of John naka's, which when he was still alive he autographed for me. Also being 10 minutes from the weyerhauser bonsai exhibit that challenges that other washington's site for the best national collection of trees from around the world helps keep me encouraged.

    What I've found is so much of koi filtration and soil preparation for bonsai have common ground.

    I'm excited for you...let us know how it goes...

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    Thumbs up

    Come join us at Bonsai Talk. com. Lots of neat pictures, chalk boards and ideas.
    You are in a great location to start. 50% of the soilless mix I use is lava rock!
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    What Gary Said. One of my favorite sites..

    Joe

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    www.artisticbonsaicircle.co.uk

    Although I am not able to have bonsai in the dry Colorado air, I do enjoy/admire them.
    While visiting England, I met Mark Cooper, one of our fellow koi hobbyists(and Koi-Bito member), and also a true master of bonsai. He shared with me some of the most elegant, gorgeous examples. I will never forget them.
    The above site is one which he is a member. I think you will enjoy as I have.
    Thanks, Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanT View Post
    www.artisticbonsaicircle.co.uk

    Although I am not able to have bonsai in the dry Colorado air, I do enjoy/admire them.
    While visiting England, I met Mark Cooper, one of our fellow koi hobbyists(and Koi-Bito member), and also a true master of bonsai. He shared with me some of the most elegant, gorgeous examples. I will never forget them.
    The above site is one which he is a member. I think you will enjoy as I have.
    Thanks, Mark.

    Jan, Rocky Mtn Juniper.. A really nice Bonsai speciman.. Also the Ponderosa Pine also does well in your area..

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    I was just wanting to let you know, but I am not sure if you know this. They are almost always having sales at walmart for bonsai. I have purchased a few and most have lived a really long while, and unfortunately some havent.
    I think you should go and check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lildude View Post
    I was just wanting to let you know, but I am not sure if you know this. They are almost always having sales at walmart for bonsai. I have purchased a few and most have lived a really long while, and unfortunately some havent.
    I think you should go and check them out.
    Ummm.. I aint gonna touch this one.. I will leave it up to KK...

    Gary, let's go Bonsai Collecting at walmart..

    Yamadori lowest price guaranteed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by keokoi View Post
    Ummm.. I aint gonna touch this one.. I will leave it up to KK...

    Gary, let's go Bonsai Collecting at walmart..

    Yamadori lowest price guaranteed...
    Haha, well I didnt know how far he was in it, way farther than me I guess.
    Have fun everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lildude View Post
    Haha, well I didnt know how far he was in it, way farther than me I guess.
    Have fun everyone.

    While your at Walmart might as well go look at the pretty koi in the tanks...

    HHAHAHAHA!!! Lowest prices!!!!! they even come with hitchhikers...

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