Monthly Archives: September 2012

Rejuvenating a ficus retusa bonsai

I really have to stop picking up these project trees. Especially tropicals. I’m just flat running out of bench and greenhouse space. Sigh… The tree is a ficus retusa. Good bones and good potential. I got it from a friend … Continue reading

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Ficus retusa specimen bonsai tree

This is what today’s subject looked like the last time I posted a pic of it.( It was on Facebook so don’t bother searching for it on the blog.) you can Friend Request me though. The Central Florida Bonsai Club … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday in the garden

Last Sunday I was feeling a little lazy and didn’t want to do much. So I sat on a milk crate, set up a backdrop for some photos, got a long extension cord and plugged in the fan, and did … Continue reading

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A stout little ficus salicaria

I found a sweet, yet odd shaped, willow leafed ficus at my good friend Don’s house. Who, I might add, is getting quite a large collection. Short and stout. It looks to me that it was a root cutting that’s … Continue reading

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Special ficus ***update

It is time to revisit the ficus retusa I chopped back on the july 24th post of the same name (minus the fancy “***” and the word “update”). Sew. This is how we last left the tree. Kinda rough. Looks … Continue reading

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Beginner bonsai tree selection

To say I’ve been thinking for a long time about what the best tree for a beginner is, is an understatement. Then, some recent comments on one of my posts prompted me into some research and, now, full of myself, … Continue reading

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