Tag Archives: Ginseng ficus

I hear you’re jealous of ficus in Florida….?

I’ve heard that many times. Well, damn then, I’m jealous of ficus up North. You all have an opportunity I don’t. More on that towards the end. Let’s take a look at some trees then. This was, in a time … Continue reading

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What a Tangled Web of Roots We Weave 

Here’s a challenge: Ficus microcarpa. A seedling grown one, looks like it, or what the trade calls, a “ginseng” ficus. Which isn’t a variety, but just a marketing thing. Like calling American style Chinese food “Chinese Food”. I got the tree from … Continue reading

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Developing The Tree

You might remember this tree, its was featured in the epic, groundbreaking and  confirmationally biased blogpost, ” I use some fancy words to justify my defoliation habit, go figure“.  It’s a ficus microcarpa, sometimes described as a “ginseng”, as though it’s a … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to a favorite tree

Some of my loyal  and longtime readers know that, for the last one year and eleven months (yes, I am counting)  I’ve been battling a unique health issue with my digestive system  (my colo-rectal surgeon says I am a unique … 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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Ficus, me matey!

 Uh oh, I’m doing it again. Look what I’ve done gone and found:    Before we begin, click here for the soundtrack. No, really, you’ll be amused. I need to make more YouTube videos, you can actually make money on those.   … Continue reading

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Time of the ficus

 I’m taking a break from the broad leaf and starting with some tropical bliss, which could be read a few different ways. But what it means is, are you ready for some ficus? How’s this for growth?   Talk about huggie-branches, … Continue reading

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