Category Archives: branch placement

Ok, here’s the semi-cascade ficus from the last post. And cloning, because cloning is cool. 

I suppose you are all waiting on this tree: And it’s ultimate disposition too?  Ok, but you’re gonna learn a bit about metallurgy, cloning, and whatever else my twisted imagination may come up with. Ready? Here’s a look at the trunk:  Notice … Continue reading

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Following through on two ficus bonsai I teased you with….

Two trees on my bench, which to work first…..    The left hand one is the tree I teased at the end of the Clump style willow leaf fig from a sawn off root ball post. The right hand one was a … Continue reading

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A unique willow leaf ficus bonsai 

On the way back from my Louisiana bonsai tour last year (great times, can’t wait to get back) I made a stop in Mobile Alabama and had a visit with Joe Day (he had actually offered to buy me lunch. … Continue reading

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Chinese Elm Bonsai Reboot: I’m sorry Paul….

Here’s a real beastie to tame….  Probably should have done what I’m about to do when I first got it (I reallydid cut it back a lot then, but not just enough. You’ll see) but one is sometimes awed … Continue reading

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Dancing live oak

Here’s a sexy tree. It is a quercus virginiana, a live oak. It has a really strong leader that is suddenly taking off. Bizarre, I haven’t repotted in maybe 3 years. Something is not right (or, more precisely, something is … Continue reading

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American elm root-cutting restyle/repot

This write up wasn’t going to happen, but then I posted (on my various social media platforms) this pic: Now, you’d think that people (and you Kaya) would focus on the bloody thumb, but no, NOOOO, they wanted to see … Continue reading

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This tree will bug a lot of people

You might have seen this tree before. If you’re a follower of the blog you’ll remember that it made an appearance in this post here. That post was about patience, developmental steps, and beer. This was but one of three … Continue reading

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