How you know you are a bonsai addict...

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  1. Bonsai Nut

    Bonsai Nut Administrator

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    So yesterday afternoon I walk down the hall to talk to my wife.

    Me: "Hey honey, I am going to run out for a quick exploration. I'll be back in about 45 minutes."

    She: "Where are you going?"

    Me: "I just met an 18 year-old hottie on Tinder, and we're going to hook up."

    She: "Are they cutting down trees somewhere?"

    Wow. Burned.
     
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  3. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    Or driving down the road looking for trees to collect.
    My wife catches me doing that all the time.
     
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  4. coh

    coh Masterpiece

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    I realize it every year about this time when there are too many trees to repot and move out of storage. And yet I'm still looking for more...
     
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  5. Bonsai Nut

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    Tell me about it. I had to go out and buy 150 lbs of pumice. And then I ran out again!
     
  6. coh

    coh Masterpiece

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    That's a lot of pumice!

    One positive for you, is that you don't have to scramble and move a whole bunch of trees in/out of shelter on those cold April nights. That's another big reminder up here.
     
  7. M. Frary

    M. Frary Bonsai Godzilla

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    I need to buy a new shovel!
     
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  8. Bonsai Nut

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    Yeah, but I still am constantly moving my trees around at this time of year. The deciduous start in full sun until they leaf out, and then I have to move them more and more into protection as the days getting warmer. One hot day and they'll get leaf burn - even at this time of year. Then I have the newly repotted trees, that start in protection, and slowly get moved out into full sun. The only trees that don't move (for the most part) are the pines and junipers.
     
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  9. Anthony

    Anthony Masterpiece

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    We dump the organics and re-use the inorganic.
    Just about to head down to Mayaro for compost sifting.

    Addiction ------------------------------ clay everywhere can become pots.
    Good Day
    Anthony
     
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  10. michaelj

    michaelj Chumono

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    I bought 200 pounds last summer and I'm almost out now that I've finished most of my repotting.
     
  11. BrianBay9

    BrianBay9 Shohin

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    When you move with 20 trees and a year later you have 200.....five times.
     
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  12. Cadillactaste

    Cadillactaste Imperial Masterpiece

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    When you have told yourself that you will NOT mess with a corkscrew willow. But while waiting on your son's friend to get last minute things together you sit and study the branch work on the tree. Thinking...is there a possible twisted raft that could cross a valley and be rooted on either side. So you stare...for a good long time. Then notice...said teen is beside you...studying you. ? Nahhhh that's normal right!?!
     
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  13. Paradox

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    I resemble that remark
     
  14. barrosinc

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  15. namnhi

    namnhi Chumono

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    I believe that is 10x.
     
  16. barrosinc

    barrosinc Masterpiece

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    maybe 200 five times... so 1000 trees?
     
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  17. alefito

    alefito Seedling

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    You know you are bonsai addict when you sign up on bonsainut.com
     
  18. c54fun

    c54fun Shohin

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    When you chop the tree in your front yard then admire the branch structure in the winter.
    20170212_234552.jpg
     
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  19. BrianBay9

    BrianBay9 Shohin

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    I've moved 5 times.....inartfully described.
     
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  20. quietobserver

    quietobserver Chumono

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    Keeping an eye out for some strange to collect, head on a swivel....
     
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  21. namnhi

    namnhi Chumono

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    That definitely put you in the addict league. I moved one with about a hundred plants... not planning on doing that again anytime soon.
     

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