Category Archives: branch placement

Just a little wire…..

TAMARINDO!  That’s what they call it in Latin America at least. In old world Latin, it’s tamarindus indica. The name comes from Arabic: Tamar Hindi, which is Indian date. It was changed (probably because British don’t pronounce the letter “h”) … Continue reading

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Ficus Maximus 2: Dark Side of The Nook

Love that trunk, love the tree.   You remember it from April, right? This post? And like that post, it seems I have a beer at my right hand again, funny that. It’s been several months and the tree is ready … Continue reading

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Snoozing in the shade of a banyan

You remember this tree? It made an appearance earlier this year in a post called Time of the Ficus, in which I not only gave a pretty good breakdown of wiring using proper anchors but also presented a thoughtful essay on the … Continue reading

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All Wired up with no place to go…..

Three trees, a ficus, a raintree, and a water jasmine, walk into a bar….….they each say, in three different languages, the same thing,  “Ouch” Sorry. I think I’ve made that joke before. Sounds like one of mine.  We need some … Continue reading

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Willow Leaf Fig’s Wild Ride

I made a stop at a friends house after a soil program I presented to the Bonsai Society of Brevard (a PowerPoint program based on This Post. I was literally dishing the dirt on bonsai culture…hyuk hyuk). He’s trying to raise … Continue reading

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Skinny Vanilla Latte Raintree

I posted this poor, pitiful, skinny, pathetic, under grown and lowly raintree on Instagram last week.  And it’s everything I said it is, not much to talk about. Most Bonsai Professionals wouldn’t deign to even look at it, never mind … Continue reading

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The Bougie Man

Oh yeah, there’s a tree in there somewhere.  There it is.  That’s a chunk o’ wood.  The side.  The back. Definitely the back. If you’re on Instagram, here’s a Short Video for your perusement, hey, I just invented a word. Amusement+peruse.  Perusement. Pronounce … Continue reading

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