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The green, green island of ficus

Here I sit again, in the back of my PT Loser, waiting on my spawn. And, of course, I have a tree to play with. This time, it’s a ficus microcarpa “green island”. You missed the good parts though, I’ve … Continue reading

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Where do the rules get you? 

I’ve been thinking a lot recently. I know, it gets me into trouble a lot when I do that but I think I’ve finally figured out some things and it’s time to share. Let’s begin at the end, which seems … Continue reading

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The Scissor and the Wire

Here’s an interesting ficus. I got it from my oldest son’s 7th grade teacher, Mr. Myers. That was a few years ago and it’s finally ready. It’s taken a little while to get it to grow. He had nearly killed it and … 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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Whoah there little bonsai, you’re getting so big…..

 Ahhhhhh!!! It’s gonna eat me! It’s the mouth tree from hell, the Whomping Willow’s carnivorous cousin, the Chomping Willow……leaf ficus. Actually, it’s this tree  It’s kinda wild looking from afar too; you may remember this (and other) popular trees from … Continue reading

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Clump style willow-leaf fig from a sawn off root ball

I’m in the weeds…..  Literally. Let me finish up here and I’ll show you the tree.  What is that?   A balloon. A yellow balloon. That reminds me of a poem I wrote as a lad:    A balloon, a balloon,   … Continue reading

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Willow-leaf ficus, one of my winnings from the Auction

Here’s a tree I practically stole at the Multiclub Auction the other day. It amazes me the price it went for, similar trees on some of the sales tables up in New York were priced at $150, 200, $250. Granted, … Continue reading

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