Tag Archives: Ginseng ficus

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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This was a “ginseng” ficus, now please stop saying they’re not good bonsai subjects

I really didn’t want to write this post as anything other than a straight update and technique post. But I seem to have not only thrown a rock at a hornets nest, but I’ve knocked it down and danced naked … Continue reading

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Dare I call it a ginseng ficus? What does that mean anyway?

My work area is getting worn out. Like my soul. The black background is really taking a beating, with me breakdancing on it and all. The headspins, windmills and backspins are taking their toll. And the stainless steel bench….smh. Sorry … Continue reading

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