Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Day in Bonsai

Hi, I’m Adam, and this is what I do. Well, I do other things too, but I’ll edit out the bathroom breaks, the trips and falls, the weeding ,the Facebook, Instagram, and twitter posts and all that. I wash a … Continue reading

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I might as well continue the bald cypress theme

Since it’s January in Florida and January is the month to repot and collect bald cypress, I thought it was about time I started paying attention to these two trees I’ve been ignoring. That’s how I’ve been looking at them … Continue reading

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Dragontree Bald Cypress Carving Demo

If you’re a Facebook friend you’ve been waiting for this post. You see, I’ve been teasing them with pics of a tree I worked on at Dragontree Nursery down in Palm City Florida. The owner, Robert Pinder, sent me some … Continue reading

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Readers submissions: a juniper and a ficus

From time to time I get photos from my readers (no, not those kind, though I keep hoping) asking for my thoughts on their trees. I’d like to share two with you I’ve recently received. A juniper and a ficus. … Continue reading

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Two quick trees and some fall color (yes, in January)

This will be a quick post on two unusual trees and a parting shot of some rare, late color on one of my red maples. The first tree is a Brazilian Raintree that I propagated through an air layer (which … Continue reading

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Trident maple project: round two

It’s been a long year since you’ve seen this trident (and I know I promised to work on the tree in August but I didn’t get to it, my apologies dear readers) but I’m finally returning to it. Acer buergerianum, … Continue reading

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So, you’ve recently purchased a “mallsai…..

Perhaps you’ve had an interest in bonsai for a while now and you’ve finally given in to the urge and bought yourself a “bonsai” (or maybe you’ve received a gift) and now you’ve gone on the Internet and started doing … Continue reading

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