Monthly Archives: April 2015

Working on the Dust Mann’s ficus retusa

This Saturday I had the privilege of working on a huge tiger-bark ficus at my new client’s (Dustin) house.     No, it didn’t fall out of the pot, we took it out to make it easier to work on. … Continue reading

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Ok, here’s the semi-cascade ficus from the last post. And cloning, because cloning is cool. 

I suppose you are all waiting on this tree: And it’s ultimate disposition too?  Ok, but you’re gonna learn a bit about metallurgy, cloning, and whatever else my twisted imagination may come up with. Ready? Here’s a look at the trunk:  Notice … Continue reading

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Following through on two ficus bonsai I teased you with….

Two trees on my bench, which to work first…..    The left hand one is the tree I teased at the end of the Clump style willow leaf fig from a sawn off root ball post. The right hand one was a … Continue reading

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How to make high quality organic fertilizer for your bonsai. 

This post begins here:   This is the closest highway overpass to my nursery. I won’t say where it is because it’s my secret honey hole.  This isn’t just any highway overpass.  Look here!   I do apologize for the blurry pics, … Continue reading

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