Tag Archives: native trees

Sugarberry….aw, honey honey…..you are my bonsai tree….and I think I love you!

Two collected hackberries.  If’n you follow me on Instagram or the Facebooks, you’ll remember that I was lamenting the loss of a stand of native celtis nearby. Now, granted, it’s been heavily collected from by fellow bonsai practitioners but, as some … Continue reading

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Collecting from the wild (actually, my nursery) 

I have this tree that I’ve been growing out (well…..I have many trees, but this one is in the ground, it was a volunteer, maybe deposited by bird trying to poop on my head, a southern hackberry, a name I … Continue reading

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Two quick trees and some fall color (yes, in January)

This will be a quick post on two unusual trees and a parting shot of some rare, late color on one of my red maples. The first tree is a Brazilian Raintree that I propagated through an air layer (which … Continue reading

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Lime prickly ash you say? Does medicated powder work for that?

Lime prickly ash. Funny name for a tree right? It sounds like you have a, uh..inflamed dermis on the posterior. The Latin name is weird too, and unpronounceable “zanthoxylum fagara” It is in the citrus family somehow and it is … Continue reading

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