brenraven
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Ivy?

This is probably a noob question :oops: (since I am one, there's no ofense) Is it OK to use an english ivy to start a bonsai? :shock:
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meesh
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Ivy can be used as a bonsai, I've had one. It was a small leaved variety. It had a wonderful trunk. It was in a small container for many years before I even noticed its charm.

brenraven
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Thanks Meesh, Mine has smallish leaves too. I started it from a larger plant and since it was in a small terrarium I kept cutting it back to fit, that got me thinking of it as a potential bonsai.

Any ideas as to what shape/style would suit it :?:
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meesh
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Cascade, semicascade, windswept...those would probably be most believable for an ivy.

brenraven
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I think I may go for a windswept slant over a rock....I think. :?
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