Houseplants forum: Is this photo shop?? Pinecone bonzai

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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Feb 15, 2018 12:59 PM CST
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Looks like fun........I have never heard of it, and could not access information from the site.

Thoughts:??

Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Feb 15, 2018 1:58 PM CST
You do realize that there are seeds inside of a pine cone. Looks like they just sprouted, will need soil and more light. Gene
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greene
Feb 15, 2018 2:04 PM CST
I did a Google Image search. Two are using this image and both are AliExpress. I have my own opinion ( Thumbs down Thumbs down ) of that organization... Whistling
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 15, 2018 4:45 PM CST
I'm wondering if they decoratively potted the pinecone and then placed soil and seeds in between the scales of the cone?
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Feb 15, 2018 5:04 PM CST
Does anyone really care?
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plantladylin
Feb 15, 2018 6:02 PM CST
gasrocks said:Does anyone really care?

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Excuse my confusion regarding your statement but I think Laurie was wondering if it was a photoshopped or altered picture and others might be curious as well. Laurie said that it looked like a fun project, which it does so yes, somebody cares.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Feb 15, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Since photoshop can be so sneaky, I find it useless to study a picture and debate if it was used or not. Now, if you ask can I grow seedlings right out of a pinecone, I am interested. Gene
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Feb 15, 2018 10:36 PM CST
I did kinda care, but I didn't call 911 Rolling on the floor laughing . I thought it was cool looking, and something fun to put on a thanksgiving table.
Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Feb 15, 2018 10:38 PM CST
Me too, Lin.

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tofitropic
Feb 16, 2018 12:49 AM CST
It is popular in Japan, sold at many garden center, mostly using black pine there (p thunbergii) , with small ceramic pot. They sell it in "kusamono section"... it is purposed as temporarily-ornamental, since the pine will outgrow the cup, then toss away, or grown in larger pot. a gardener who create bonsai there said it is made by carefully putting an already grown seedling with tweezers in-between the scale. then grown in pots, with gravels or moss on top, so not by using seed since that will need more time, and the cone will somewhat decayed (not fresh/good looking for sale)

eta: try googling for "bonsai matsubokkuri", will give more idea, can also use succulent
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Name: Laurie b
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lauriebasler
Feb 16, 2018 1:37 AM CST
Awww, I see. You know I am ashamed to say I dread sticking up a christmas tree more every year. We often are not even here. But my kids just won't hear of it. I wonder how they would feel if the spot where the 7 footer goes had this lil guy instead. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Feb 16, 2018 8:01 AM CST
I have no kids, no relatives. As me how many Christmas trees I have put up in the last few years. Gene
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robertduval14
Feb 16, 2018 8:15 AM CST

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Pretty sure pine seeds need light to germinate. In nature the seeds are usually released before the cone hits the ground. If the seeds are still encased in the cone and watered it would not work (I think) due to the seeds need for light to germinate...if they are still in the cone they are encased and wont get that light. All in all...I'm not sure if it would work, but my thinking is that it would not.





*Edited to add....just re-read the entire thread and see an answer was already provided.
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critterologist
Feb 16, 2018 8:48 AM CST
Tofi, thanks for the excellent information!
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ThomasHenriksen
Feb 16, 2018 9:24 AM CST
I agree with robertduval14. I've been to many forest with pine trees but never seen any pine cone like this Smiling Acorn
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 16, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Tofi, thank you so much for the great information! Thumbs up
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Christine
Feb 17, 2018 6:57 AM CST
I think its a great concept for a dining room table around the holidays, Thanks for sharing Laurie, I think its adorable Smiling

Tofi, Thank you for the info you found Thumbs up
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Feb 18, 2018 1:09 AM CST
It is nice to share information through this forum, however there is a detail things I forgotten (in case anyone are interested trying this project), my friend in Japan used power-tool to drill the cone, than care fully seedling root will be inserted (use hooked wire from the bottom of the cone, and tweezer) so that the root reach the soil below the cone, ensuring good contact with moisture.
Thank you Laurie for bringing this idea to the surface, I personally wish to try it here, we have lots of Pine cones (P mercusii), but their seedling is not suitable, too weak with long needle. I am thinking of using other conifer from tip cutting rather than seedling, or may be some crassula (C. tetragona, muscosa or other)
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Christine
Feb 18, 2018 7:30 AM CST
Tofi, keep us updated on your project when you try this, I'd love to see what you come up with Thumbs up
Name: Critter (Jill)
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critterologist
Feb 18, 2018 9:44 AM CST
Drilling the cone makes such good sense! I was figuring this was a short-lived decorative sort of thing... glad to have a technique for letting the seedling grow a while!

I'm fascinated by the images I found when googling, but unlikely to try it... I don't think I have the patience for bonsai, in general. Sticking tongue out
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