It’s been so long since I’ve added pictures to the blog I can’t remember where I’ve left off. If I repeat one I apologize.
This is a carving on a golden dew drop by Stacy Allen Muse at Epcot
This is me tasting my wife’s beverage.
A super short shohin banyan green island ficus
I rescued an abandoned kitten
Ficus root base
Wiring a ficus
Dave. It’s amazing what photoshop can accomplish
A meme I made
Guaracha, Dave and I taking down the pool
Tony’s ficus microcarpa that he collected and grew everything on it
Steve in front of Mikes tree at Epcot
Shaving brush tree flower
Podocarpus deadwood I carved
Some faces and masks I carved
Another view of Epcot
Domino, our rescued kitten
Me being fierce
Acer rubrum. Red maple
Artfully staged shot
Its Miller time!
Another fl. Privet
Big ol’ bougie
Continuing on: birds eye view of ficus microcarpa
Same ficus in its new pot
A forbidden tree. Brazilian pepper
Sketch of same tree
Juniper chinensis. One front
Same juniper a slightly different front
Singing in the rain
And a sketch of same
Several sketches of a neea buxifolia and then the actual neea and the final sketch
I think it’s got my finger
A gopher tortoise
A big ficus microcarpa
It was a battle, but I won
Sketch of the above ficus
It was a super party at the Bratz house
Little ilex schillings
My sons 8 bit Sparky
A buttonwood popping a wheelie
Sketch of same
Wheelie popping buttonwood rear. Looks like a stag or unicorn head
Front of the same
I’m totally stealing the meme. Will credit appropriately, though, so I guess it’s not stealing….
Please share, that’s why I made it!
Done did. Credit and link back to your blog from mine 🙂 Probably throw it on Facebook too, because it makes me giggle.
What is your blogs address?
http://tractortracks.blogspot.com/ where you can read all about the random crap that pops into my brain. Honestly the best stuff is back at the beginning when I had a lot of time to write, and everybody hadn’t heard all my best stories yet!
Love the potted trees.
I’ve been working on some ginseng ficus, one about 12 years old, and a 7 year old clipping (clone).
The clone was a clipping from a trimming session, I put a large piece that I couldn’t see myself tossing away. So I put some rooting hormone on the cut placed it in a flower vase and water for 5 years, when I potted it I held 1/3 of the root system above the mix. It has a heavy 3 foot trunk with just a few small branches.
I have a question, I want to split the trunk and braid it without splitting through the top. Do you have any advice on the split?
Thank you, Matt.
Well Matt, that’s not something we do in bonsai usually but I would wrap the sections tightly in raffia (get it at a crafts store, soak it in water before you wrap) just to help the split ends heal and to give strength to the wood so it doesn’t break when you braid. The raffia will rot away after a while and you can pick it out later.
wow this is awesome work.