Tag Archives: Orlando

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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Worst case scenario

Well friends, here’s the hurricane Irma aftermath blog. But with some perspective. Sorry.  This is Pablo. A wood carving I did many years ago. He’s a fixture on the blog and on my Instagram feed.  He’s called Pablo because he … Continue reading

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Bonsai work

“The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. ” 
~ John Ruskin  Ok, for those of you who googled good ol’ John, he did have some odd ideas. … Continue reading

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Wait ’til you see what I do to this new acquisition! OMG!

Look at this beauty! A collected neea buxifolia (the common name is nia. Don’t ask me why the difference in spelling. It’s a tree native to Puerto Rico and they say nia. Maybe some macho man botanist had to assert … Continue reading

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The Bsf/Epcot Flower and Garden Festival bonsai trees: 2016

This post is a little late in coming, but, as they say, better late than never, right? The show has about a week left to run, still plenty of time for you all to see it while you “Drink Around … Continue reading

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A magnificent willow leaf ficus

Lunch time!  Linguica sausage and Mexican beer, a meal fit for royalty. I’ll need it for all the work on this magnificent specimen.  Ficus salicaria (willow leaf ficus. And yes, I don’t care who you are, it is f. salicaria, … Continue reading

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How about a native Florida ficus to challenge you? 

Stumbling, sweating, staggering  through the saw palmetto brush, trying to reach that oak hammock, shade, the shade just might save me, I trip in a patch of sugar sand, landing face first. Sweat and dust in my mouth, up my … Continue reading

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