Category Archives: maintenance

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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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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Return of the cracked pot friendship tree

Again, here I sit, waiting for the kids to be released from prison… uh, school. People ask me why I work on my bonsai so much here. I guess I could just take a nap or read a book but, … Continue reading

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You’ll never guess who I got this ficus from!

Seriously, unless you’re an avid reader of the blog there’s no way you could guess who I got the tree from. Here it was in its first appearance. Which was several years ago. And now, today (after a quick defoliation). … Continue reading

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The wind in the willow…leaf ficus

I have two ficus trees for you to ponder today. This sweet sumo: ….and this one that’s in serious training. Let’s look at it first. My daughter removed most of the wire on it already for me…..….but she left me … Continue reading

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