Marsman
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One Man's Garbage . . .

Is Another Man's Treasure!

Look what my neighbor was throwing out! I was walking the dogs around the block when I saw my neighbor doing some landscaping work. He had a few junipers that he had just pulled out and they were laying on the driveway. He was ready to throw them out. I asked if I could have them and he said, "Take'm." He gave me a bag with some water in it to keep the roots wet and I rushed home and potted them up.

Tree #1

[img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/08c82642.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/c154ecaf.jpg[/img]

Tree #2, Actually a combination of two plants. They are long and stringy. Not the prettiest thing to look at, but they may fill out. If not, into the compost heap they go!

[img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/f8754b76.jpg[/img]

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thebigtomato
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hazah!
im a big fan of bonsai's. that first one is awesome! good find!
the second has an appealing cascade to it, looks great.
Cheers!

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Great find, love the second one.

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Very cool! I'm glad you were able to rescue them.

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Nice work Mars! Hope they thrive and keep getting better. In time you can update us with progression shots. Just don't forget to let the folks know that juni's don't live indoors.

You may have started something - like a bonsai rescue squad, chapters forming coast-to-coast! :)

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Wow!! Some things never change. Winter is cold, summer is hot......and Marsman finds bonsai material just about everywhere.
I think both of them can develop into something nice, given a year or two.
Good luck with them. :)
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Marsman
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I was walking the dogs again and the same folks stopped me and said they were going to be doing some landscaping in their front yard and removing some old junipers sometime soon. They asked if I'd like to help remove the junipers and I could take whatever I wanted. Of course I said I'd be more than happy to help. I'll have to take a few shots of the area and post them here.

I just love my neighborhood. :D

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Geez... I think I'm going to move to CT. :shock:

Marsman
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Here's a look at the area where the junipers will come from.

The Front Bunker
[img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/ac75cd9c.jpg[/img]

And the specific area, the far right of the bunker.
[img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/dcdd56ce.jpg[/img]

Some of the junipers are dead, but most are very healthy. They want to take them all out and replant new bushes. So, I'll save the healthy ones and see what I can make from them. I'd better start making more [url=https://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/Grow%20Boxes/]grow boxes[/url].

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u can probably get enough to start a little nersery business :P
ficus, maple, elm, juniper, pine

kdodds
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No joking, take all of them, save what you want, and pot the rest for sale on e-bay. Even an auction starting around $10 and you should recoup the cost, easily, of 4-6" pots in bulk and soil you'd need, and make a nice profit. It looks like there're hundreds of carpeting junipers there.

Seriously, if you're not interested in the "hassle" of selling them, bring 'em home anyway. I'd be willing to pay you $1/tree to come pick them up, $2/tree to meet halfway, $3/tree if you deliver them. It's about a 3hr drive from me to Coventry.

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hmmm

cool

Marsman
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kdodds wrote:Seriously, if you're not interested in the "hassle" of selling them, bring 'em home anyway. I'd be willing to pay you $1/tree to come pick them up, $2/tree to meet halfway, $3/tree if you deliver them. It's about a 3hr drive from me to Coventry.
I'll keep that in mind. :)

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