Monthly Archives: March 2015

Clump style willow-leaf fig from a sawn off root ball

I’m in the weeds…..  Literally. Let me finish up here and I’ll show you the tree.  What is that?   A balloon. A yellow balloon. That reminds me of a poem I wrote as a lad:    A balloon, a balloon,   … 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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First yaupon holly work of the year

Wow, look how sweet these flowers are…. And when they drop it’s like halcyon afternoons…,, ….and fairy gardens, and gnomes and smurfs and stuff like that.  Good thing, I mean, too bad I’m cutting all the flowers off.  You know, … Continue reading

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The trees of the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden show

I’m going to have to say that this year’s trees at Epcot are some of the best I’ve seen. And I don’t even have one in this year and yet my magnamity abounds and overflows. Even though one of my … Continue reading

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Why I “waste” my time on “bad” trees or, I don’t give a damn about my bad reputation 

Here I go again, stepping in the ant pile…..hopeful I don’t get bit this time…. Ya’ll remember this tree that I teased you with a few posts back?  Well, we will get back to it towards the end of … Continue reading

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Fusing trident maple trunks

Here it is, the post you’ve been waiting your whole life for, how to make little trees into big trees! Or something like that.  Let me introduce the players:  The trees are acer buergerianum (trident maple). There are two different … Continue reading

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