Tag Archives: BSF

Ain’t got a leg to stand on

I was picking up some tools from American Bonsai Tools in their warehouse a month or so ago and I came across this cool…..thing.Cullen, the owner, likes antique things that are made well. Stools, lamps, metal shelves and such. I … Continue reading

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Bald Cypress Forest 

We have a tray: We have some trees: We have a strong beer:Tray-tree-beer? Will we have bonsai? Seems likely. We might need more beer, even if it is a German one and not Japanese.  Let’s review. Tray:Made by a retired … Continue reading

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The Bsf/Epcot Flower and Garden Festival bonsai trees: 2016

This post is a little late in coming, but, as they say, better late than never, right? The show has about a week left to run, still plenty of time for you all to see it while you “Drink Around … Continue reading

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A magnificent willow leaf ficus

Lunch time!  Linguica sausage and Mexican beer, a meal fit for royalty. I’ll need it for all the work on this magnificent specimen.  Ficus salicaria (willow leaf ficus. And yes, I don’t care who you are, it is f. salicaria, … Continue reading

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Taking a stand 

The 2016 Bonsai Societies of Florida annual convention is coming up (go here for details, there’s still some room in the workshops) and I, again, have a tree in the  dog and pony sho…aaa, the exhibit this year so it is, … Continue reading

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Buy the trunk, not the branches

Uhhhhhh…..what da’ hell?  As I may have mentioned, I had plans to attend the 2015 Bsf convention over this past Memorial Day weekend. I took some pictures and did some interesting things while there and I promise I’ll be writing that … Continue reading

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Building a display stand for a bonsai

The Bonsai Societies of Florida 2015 convention is coming up later in the month (Memorial Day weekend to be precise) and I had a tree accepted for the exhibit.   This ilex vomitoria “schillings”.  The problem is, I don’t have a … Continue reading

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