Monthly Archives: October 2016

I use some fancy words to justify my defoliation habit, go figure. 

Okay, perhaps I defoliate too much. Maybe or maybe not. I can admit it before an audience. And, of course, there are those bonsai professionals out there who say, quite reasonably, that to cut off all a trees leaves might … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a favorite tree

Some of my loyal  and longtime readers know that, for the last one year and eleven months (yes, I am counting)  I’ve been battling a unique health issue with my digestive system  (my colo-rectal surgeon says I am a unique … Continue reading

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Ficus Benjamin Cold Fusion, Where’s My Nobel?

New video over on the YouTube channel, a ficus benjamina grafting project. There are some real bad jokes in this one, but some cool guitar riffs and licks.I apologize in advance…..

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Bonsai and Penjing, Ambassadors of Peace & Beauty -Book review

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book (October 11) called “Bonsai and Penjing, Ambassadors of Peace &Beauty”, written by Ann McClellan and published by Tuttle Publishing. I was contacted several months ago by the publisher to write a … Continue reading

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Ficus Microcarpa “green mound” Time-Lapse Video

In case you’re not subscribed to the YouTube channel (and why aren’t you?) here’s the video link to the new video for y’all: It was a fun video to shoot and it’s a fun video to watch, enjoy!

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A Party in Five Photos, The Drunken Literati

Let’s have us a quickie! I’ll let that above phrase tickle your funny bone…a bit…. Release your creative juices….. Stimulate your mind….. We are talking about a conocarpus erectus…..after all I could last… all day with the double entendres but … Continue reading

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Last Night’s Leftovers or, Richard’s Fortunate Buttonwood Find- YouTube Video

Check out the new YouTube video:  

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