Tag Archives: ficus benjamina

A sublime little Too Little 

Bonsai doesn’t alway have to be about the drama (unless, it seems, you’re on any of the bonsai forums, or on Facebook, or at the bar, after hours at a bonsai show……). What I mean is, this tree is amazing: It’s … Continue reading

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Not your dad’s bonsai anymore

I wasn’t going to write a blogpost on this tree but, interestingly, when I posted it on the Socialmediaverse, I got a bunch of people asking me to do a write up. A ficus Benjamina.The weeping fig. It belongs to Cosette, who got … Continue reading

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How many times have you heard someone call a bonsai a “Frankentree”? 

Hmmmmnnnnn?! Pretty impressive, right? At least the base. One of the anthems of my day, when I was young and idealistic, frames this trees proportions with élan and grace…..”Baby’s got back!” That’s why we are even looking at it, to … Continue reading

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Ficus Benjamin Cold Fusion, Where’s My Nobel?

New video over on the YouTube channel, a ficus benjamina grafting project. There are some real bad jokes in this one, but some cool guitar riffs and licks.I apologize in advance…..

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I make a fig weep……

Behold, yonder tree, sitting on yonder table, shaking in anticipatory dread for the tortuous and barbaric bonsai techniques that soon will be practiced upon it. Verily, it’s naming, the Weeping Fig, shall prove true today. Ficus Benjamina, or, as many a bonsai … Continue reading

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This time, I will not fail! #bonsailife

It’s a bush. A big, big bush.     It certainly has filled in.    I’m going to get Johnathan to defoliate it while I tell you a story.     Once upon a time, when hubris was a thing … Continue reading

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Accepting bonsai from Bohemian bonsai artists

This is not my mess, I know I’ve been incapacitated of late but it was this way when I got it from this mad Bohemian dude I know.   I’ll need to clean it up a bit just to see what … Continue reading

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