Tag Archives: bouganvillea

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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A bouganvillea for the New Year

  I’ve been traveling pretty hard so far this year. In fact, if my calculations are correct, it could be said that I’ve been gone from home for almost half of the year already. I know, right? If I’m gone much … Continue reading

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Turn that bougie upside-down 

This, I believe (I’ll have another beer) is a pink pixie bouganvillea. It just might be a purple one though.      It is thornless, and that is what makes me believe in the pink pixie paradigm (sounds like a … Continue reading

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Some chopping, some refining, and a piece of…..art?

Let’s take a look at three trees and see if I can form a coherent and connected narrative out of the techniques I used on them. The trees. An ilex schillings that needs some refining. A bouganvillea that I’ve pretty … Continue reading

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A day with Dan Robinson

Just recently I had the privilege of spending an afternoon and evening with one of the old rogues of bonsai, Dan Robinson. He is a first class orator with a quick tongue and a quick wit. A true joy to … Continue reading

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