Anyone know how to do Bonsai

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Old 12-03-06, 10:00 PM
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Anyone know how to do Bonsai

I have a small pepper garden.
All my plants are in pots and I noticed about a week ago that some birds have left me a present in the form of oak seedlings.

the biggest is about 8 inches and all are very healthy.

I figured I would try my hand at bonsai with them.

I have not done an extensive search but what I have found is either in German or not very in depth.

Any info or links would be appreciated
 
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Old 12-04-06, 06:43 AM
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I took a class years ago through the local technical school , never kept up with it but I'm glad you posted this jan -march is the time to do it so I may give it a go this year again


look for a bonsai nursery in your area and see if they offer classes or can recommend a book

might also check your local library for books
 
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Old 12-04-06, 06:54 AM
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Your local Cooperative Extension Service should be able to provide you with some info. I took a class through them years ago. Your Extension Service may not offer such classes.

Also check for books at your local library. You can also find helpful info online. Try http://www.bonsaisite.com/ For bonsai oak links http://www.bonsaigardener.org/bonsai-oak-tree.html You may also want to purchase a book or two.
 
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Old 12-07-06, 09:34 AM
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With my background you'd have thought that I would kow to check with the extension office.
 
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