Monthly Archives: August 2013

Two ficus, two hornbeam, three updates. And after all that, a couple of shots, whew!

Has anyone been to Florida at the end of August? I don’t recommend it. Seriously. I have a lot of work to catch up on and it’s hot. H. O. T. Which means: Hell On Tour. It’s also one of … Continue reading

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What ever happened to that old Korean hornbeam?

Since I did an update on The Hairy Hornbeam I’ve gotten some requests to show the Old Korean Hornbeam too. The original post was here. I’ll let you peruse it while I trim my nails……. Done already? You skipped over … Continue reading

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Treasures from Mary Madison’s nursery

As promised, here are the goodies I picked up on the Central Florida Bonsai Club’s field trip to Mary Madison’s place. First, as a representative of the Bonsai Societies of Florida, I got three demo trees for the 2014 convention. … Continue reading

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Bonsai Roadtrip!

This Sunday the Central Florida Bonsai Club had it’s annual pilgrimage down to Mary Madison’s nursery in Lake Placid. I usually drive but the A/C in my van isn’t working and I didn’t want to subject anyone to that. One … Continue reading

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The Hairy Hornbeam Revisit

A wet growing season; you would think that would be a good thing, right? No need to water, no worries about wilting or drying, right? When you’ve had so much rain that a ten year rain deficit has been ended … Continue reading

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Lime prickly ash you say? Does medicated powder work for that?

Lime prickly ash. Funny name for a tree right? It sounds like you have a, uh..inflamed dermis on the posterior. The Latin name is weird too, and unpronounceable “zanthoxylum fagara” It is in the citrus family somehow and it is … Continue reading

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Have bonsai, will travel….

Two willow leaf ficus. Two failures. Well, not really, one failure and regrow, one just a slow grower, to be fair. I previewed the two trees in the last post. Here they are again It’s a special posting this time, … Continue reading

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