Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Bsf/Epcot Flower and Garden Festival bonsai trees: 2016

This post is a little late in coming, but, as they say, better late than never, right? The show has about a week left to run, still plenty of time for you all to see it while you “Drink Around … Continue reading

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A magnificent willow leaf ficus

Lunch time!  Linguica sausage and Mexican beer, a meal fit for royalty. I’ll need it for all the work on this magnificent specimen.  Ficus salicaria (willow leaf ficus. And yes, I don’t care who you are, it is f. salicaria, … Continue reading

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The Largest, Public, Tropical Bonsai Collection in North America, part one

Here we go!  This is my first visit to the Jim Smith exhibit at Heathcote Gardens down in Ft Pierce Fl. This post will be mostly pics (huge collective sigh from the audience). I will add some pithy or enlightened … Continue reading

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Some tree that I used to know….

There are just too many jokes that can be made in bonsai. Example, you see a pretty girl and you say to your bonsai pal “I’d like to show her my formal upright, if ya know what I mean…” Or … Continue reading

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