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Ivy?

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:44 am
by brenraven
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:

Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:19 pm
by meesh
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.

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:55 am
by brenraven
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 :?:

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:18 pm
by meesh
Cascade, semicascade, windswept...those would probably be most believable for an ivy.

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:07 pm
by brenraven
I think I may go for a windswept slant over a rock....I think. :?