Monthly Archives: March 2014

Got me some new tools! Now I need a new tool roll

I recently got a complete set of tools from a new company that’s going to be a welcome addition to the bonsai tool marketplace, American Bonsai Tool & Supply. They must be regular readers of the blog because I was … Continue reading

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The first Ilex Schillings post of the season; I’m so excited!

If you’re a loyal follower of the blog, you’ll know that the ilex vomitoria “schillings” is one of my favorite little trees for bonsai. It could possibly be said that I have way too many ilex. way too many. That … Continue reading

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My neea buxifolia makes its way into the Epcot Flower and Garden show

I’ve made several posts on this tree and this will be the last. Well, probably. No, it hasn’t died and I haven’t sold it. The photo above is a photo I submitted for consideration of inclusion in the 2014 Epcot … Continue reading

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A trident maple getting my “usual” treatment

Here’s another chunky monkey trident maple I have the privilege of working on. If you are wondering, after the suggestive title, what my usual treatment might be you are about to find out, my friends. My friend Dave, who shall … Continue reading

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The Epcot Flower and Garden Show: The bonsai trees and the people

As I did last year, I will give you all a glimpse of the trees from the Japanese Pavilion at the Epcot Flower and Garden show. An overview: Epcot has a spring festival celebrating the season; it runs from the … Continue reading

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The third tree at Old Florida Bonsai. Podocarpus macrophylla

By now, faithful readers, you’re aware that I had a grueling, day-long demonstration at Old Florida Bonsai nursery down in Vero Beach last month where I worked on three big trees and even (even!) carved a tiki man for JJ … Continue reading

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American Elm (Down Florida Way)

Here’s the first of the two new trees I worked on at Old Florida Bonsai It’s the one on the right. It was collected by Richard on one of the Treasure Coast Bonsai Clubs digs at Adam’s Ranch. It has … Continue reading

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