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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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plantcollector
Jun 9, 2015 9:16 PM CST
I got these two weeping willows from work the tops had died.so I thought I would try to bonsai them. I have never done this so any information would be helpful.I thought I would keep them in these big pots for another year while I started training the branches and then next year put them in a training bonsai pot.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 9, 2015 9:35 PM CST
Don't want to send you off-site, but since we don't yet have a Bonsai Forum...Check this out:
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t8291-salix-chrysocoma-gol...

To my eyes I don't 'see' Bonsai' when I look at your two willows, but that's just my old mind being stubborn.
If you imagine it you can do it! Go for it and take lots of photos along the way. Thumbs up
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Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jun 9, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Ya right now I don't see bonsai either but I'm hoping in a couple of years they will look more like a Bonsai. Thanks for the link I will look into it.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 10, 2015 8:53 AM CST
I googled 'weeping willow bonsai' and got quite a few pictures. It's a lovely tree. Good luck and take lots of pictures!

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=weeping+willow+bonsai&FO...
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jun 10, 2015 9:21 AM CST
I hope mine turn out as nice as some of Google pictures

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