Author Archives: adamaskwhy

About adamaskwhy

Visual artist specializing in bonsai, mostly.

Wrightia religiosa and turkey soup for the bonsai soul

You’re in for a treat today! Not only will I be updating the water jasmine I worked on several months ago…..……here’s the tree today….. …..and the tree, back at the end of this blogpost ….but I will also be chronicling … Continue reading

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Some trees are show-ers, some trees are growers

Rainy days and Monday always get me down. What to do on a rainy day while sitting in your PT Loser, waiting for the kids? Well, today, I think I’ll do a little whittling. The tree in the back seat … Continue reading

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One branch at a time….

Here I sit, in a seat that I fit, revisiting a green island ficus that I showed you all last year or so…( in this blog post as a matter of fact). But haven’t really touched since then. Some varieties … Continue reading

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I hear you’re jealous of ficus in Florida….?

I’ve heard that many times. Well, damn then, I’m jealous of ficus up North. You all have an opportunity I don’t. More on that towards the end. Let’s take a look at some trees then. This was, in a time … Continue reading

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I’d rather be with an animal

I got this sweet tree from an honest man named Fred, from Mobile, Alabama. I was visiting Joe Day, one of the best trident maple growers and natural rock slab makers in the country. Joe has studied all the variations … Continue reading

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Building a bonsai is all about the process

Well, that’s a mess. Sometimes, though, it’s when you’re at your messiest is when you’re at your best. That’s the process. If you are so worried about being neat, you’re not really throwing your whole self into the creation. And, … Continue reading

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A bonsai, an ostomy, a life

The tree: The me: The set up: The life:I’m being a bit pretentious but, you see, I can be. Why? Welcome, my friends, it is… (I don’t use this brand but it’s the only graphic I could find for free, … Continue reading

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