Tag Archives: repotting

Some recent projects

If you’ve been following my social media exploits, you’ll recognize some of these trees. If not, why not? I’m twice as clever over on the Instabooks and the Face-a-gram,  not to mention I’m a big Twit when I tweet.  Let’s … Continue reading

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The cracked-pot soliloquy or, “Do ya’ have concrete between your ears?” 

I know, I promised you a rose garden, ummm…sorry..I mean… a buttonwood post as the next post, but we here at Adam’s Art and Bonsai (Adamaskwhy Entertainments Inc.) have decided that it might be time to branch out into the … Continue reading

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The “Keep Myself Sane” Tree 

I finally got the portulacaria I had been working on in the hospital (from the last post) repotted.  Here’s how you saw it last:  This was how it was sitting in the pot. Pretty straightforward potting, widest base flat to the … Continue reading

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Bonsai’s got a new pair of shoes!

I get a text from my wife, she says “Your son bought something at a dining shop yesterday?!?!” A dining shop? Of course I said, “A what kind of shop?” She said, “Helzbergs diamond shop. He bought something for $239.60″ … Continue reading

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A slightly neglected Chinese elm

This post begins inside and ends up outside. Opposite of the last post I guess. Must mean I’m making progress. Here’s the little tree. It a very modest Chinese elm. It began life a an s-curve and I chopped it. … Continue reading

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Yeah, it’s another trunk chop, like butta!

Here’s an easy one for me, but maybe not so for you all. Exhibit A: Ficus salicaria, or willow leaf ficus to us non-Romans. Dave (you guys remember Dave, right?) won this tree on the raffle table at the last … Continue reading

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It’s willow leaf ficus appreciation week

It seems I have another tall ficus salicaria that needs some work. It’s another tree I got from Juan but I’m not sure if I can keep it tall. I’ll try but I’m not promising anything. The roots are bad … Continue reading

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