Tag Archives: Green island ficus

The return of the Bonsai Turkey

Well, my bench looks like a mess. What is happening here? We got trees, pots, and it looks like the beer is hiding behind the trees…..GET OUT THE BUSHES AND IN MA’ BELLY! I do believe I have a few … Continue reading

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Can you say “taper”?

Let’s talk bonsai….just what is it? When I was a yungun’ and being learned in thinking and reasoning, I was told to begin at the beginning. So that is where I shall begin (don’t worry, it has to do with … Continue reading

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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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Building Structure

There might be a tree here. Underneath the leaves, somewhere. Maybe. But I do believe it’s time for the scissor. Let’s see what’s underneath.  Ah, I see a trunk. We might have a bonsai here, instead of a bush. Not that a bush is bad….. … Continue reading

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What was I thinking (or drinking) with these two trees?

Two bonsai walk into a bar…..stop me if you’ve heard this one, ok?…..one tree says to the other, “Jeez, you look rough, what style are you supposed to be?” The other, a little drunk, says, “Never mind that, were you … Continue reading

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My ficus is eating its pot!

You remember this tree, right? You last saw it in this post here. It was a demonstration tree I worked on for the Bonsai Society of Brevard at their 2013 Brevard Zoo show. This is the tree today: It’s filled … Continue reading

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Revisiting the cascade green island from last year

Well, it seems like I should have updated this tree in the summer (from the post green island ficus cascade bonsai) but the poor tree has had a setback. Read on and you’ll learn what. Here is how we left … Continue reading

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