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#2058201 - 05/09/13 07:37 AM Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.?
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Surf related because fark you - that's why.

Google is such a piece of sh*t as it only links to one "nursery" that (on their website) charges $1000 for a plant. NOT what I'm looking for.

I wanna get a bonsai that won't die a month later from being indoors and give it to my wife for mother's day (sick of spending $100 on flowers only to have them die a week later).

Anyone have any ideas?

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#2058202 - 05/09/13 07:41 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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I think this guy lives in LA

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#2058203 - 05/09/13 07:45 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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JAPPY_PAPPY will sell you a bonsai tree.
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#2058204 - 05/09/13 07:49 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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I've seen them in the little stalls at mitsuwa. not sure if they still have them.
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#2058205 - 05/09/13 07:51 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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I used to go to a place near Magic Mountain but I can't find it on The Google. It's a big outdoor nursery with all bonsai trees ranging from under your price to tens of thousands. Expensive farking hobby

edit: Fuji Bonsai Nursery in Sylmar.


Edited by _____ (05/09/13 07:58 AM)

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#2058206 - 05/09/13 08:06 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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If I were you I'd do a lot of research before buying a bonsai annd if you were to do such research I think you'd buy or start something you can design yourself. So many bonsai I've seen for sale are crap compared to the ones entered into shows and such. Also what type of tree do you want and what kind of arrangement?

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#2058207 - 05/09/13 08:18 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: PartyBoy]
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If I were you I'd do a lot of research before buying a bonsai annd if you were to do such research I think you'd buy or start something you can design yourself. So many bonsai I've seen for sale are crap compared to the ones entered into shows and such. Also what type of tree do you want and what kind of arrangement?




One that's pretty.

One that will survive inside of my house.

As for the rest - I could give a crap less (although I wouldn't put it past me to eventually have a quiver of Bonsais around the house).

Any advice? I've been doing some research but I'm at wits end at the moment.

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#2058208 - 05/09/13 08:27 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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Hey B, top of Kanan right after Agoura Rd on the left hand side as your heading west towards the coast. It's also a great excuse to hit up LadyFace Brewery for lunch and enjoy a nice Cheseboro DIPA. Decent food as well. Let me know if you are heading over there, I will take the family and join you guys for lunch on the back patio outside LadyFace. Lemme know.
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#2058209 - 05/09/13 08:29 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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A friend of mine bought one at a nursery on the highway between Ixtapa and the town where I live. He doesn't speak spanish. It cost 200 pesos (around 16 bucks). How fvckin' difficult can it be in LA?
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#2058210 - 05/09/13 08:52 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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One that's pretty.

One that will survive inside of my house.




Vague yet demanding at the same time.. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and indoor survival is based upon the conditions you provide. Go buy a surftech and a hermit crab. Both of those would last longer with that attitude.

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#2058211 - 05/09/13 08:53 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: Mo_Fo]
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There's also a guy who sells them on Las Virgenes between Mulholland and the coast on the weekends.

LadyFace is awesome, by the way. Well worth the drive on its own.
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#2058212 - 05/09/13 09:04 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: PartyBoy]
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One that's pretty.

One that will survive inside of my house.




Vague yet demanding at the same time.. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and indoor survival is based upon the conditions you provide. Go buy a surftech and a hermit crab. Both of those would last longer with that attitude.




Hahahahahaha

Didn't mean to offend.

I'm just overwhelmed by the stuff I'm reading online.

I'd like to not get a popout bonsai plant - but at the same time I would like something with "flowers" (the pink and white azalea type bonsais I've seen look perfect) but they don't seem to last very well indoors.

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#2058213 - 05/09/13 09:40 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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One that will survive inside of my house.

I'm just overwhelmed by the stuff I'm reading online.

I'd like to not get a popout bonsai plant - but at the same time I would like something with "flowers" (the pink and white azalea type bonsais I've seen look perfect) but they don't seem to last very well indoors.




One of the original Dog Town skate crew (Peggy Oki) was my GF and I room mate for a few years and her father was a world famous bonsai artist, he's got some books out there about his collection.
We went to his house in Mar Vista once and saw some of the stuff he'd created, freak'n nuts! Over the top beautiful and some of the trees he had going were over 150 years old (Obviously he'd inherited them) all growing in his backyard greenhouse.
The point is though, that all were grown outdoors in a green house environment under natural sunlight conditions, any plant, tree, bush etc. that is grown outdoors and then suddenly brought indoors will die pretty quickly unless you've got some sort of artificial set-up, same deal if an indoor plant is suddenly put outside, it shocks it and it dies.
Just my two pennies.

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#2058214 - 05/09/13 09:46 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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Your bonsai tree will not survive inside a house. They need natural light and are keen on humidity.

While it is possible to get a plant that might survive the light/humidity, they need constant attention. For instance, they have small amounts of soil and require almost constant watering.

They are not suitable as gifts, because they take so mich damn work.

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#2058215 - 05/09/13 10:07 AM Re: Where in the fark can I buy a bonsai tree in L.A.? [Re: SurfZombie]
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Good info here. Yes, they can be a huge amount of work to maintain, and it sucks when they die.

You could call the guy in Sylmar and ask for advice, he's a full blown bonsai master and teaches classes on weekends. He'll recommend indoor varieties for where you live.

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