Tag Archives: Florida

My Bonsai World

Welcome, friends. Welcome to My Bonsai World! If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to since the hurricane, well, it’s been interesting. I’ve been all around the state, from garden clubs, private sessions, field trips, and of course, lots of … 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 trees of the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida’s annual show

This year, I had the privilege of being one of the artists for the Bonsai Society of SW Florida’s annual show. I gave a demo and a workshop but I was also honored to give out two awards in the … Continue reading

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The Grand Finale, the Jim Smith Collection pt. 3 

I have been holding onto this post for several weeks and I’m not sure why. But yesterday morning I learned that the Grand Master himself, Jim Smith, just passed away. This post is in memorial to him.  Now, the last … Continue reading

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The trees of Kawa Bonsai’s Joy of Bonsai show, 2016….hopefully it’s not the last…

This post is late in coming but I think it’s important to share the pics.  This could possibly be the last Joy of Bonsai the the Kawa Bonsai Society of Florida puts on. It’s definitely the last one in its … Continue reading

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2 live oaks, as oaky as they wanna be

A shiny nickel to the first person (in the blog’s comment section) who identifies the reference in the title.  Today’s subjects are a coupla’ live oaks, one collected, one a nursery grown tree.      Let’s see if I can get … 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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