Tag Archives: yamadori

Some trees are show-ers, some trees are growers

Rainy days and Monday always get me down. What to do on a rainy day while sitting in your PT Loser, waiting for the kids? Well, today, I think I’ll do a little whittling. The tree in the back seat … Continue reading

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Taming a She-Oak

Today, for your narrative and viewing pleasure, we have an: Aussie pine, she oak, ironwood, horsetail tree, beefwood, whistling tree, and every combination of the above. Here in Florida we call the casuarina equisetifolia an Australian pine. Some call it … Continue reading

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Pigeon plum, a vomitoria and the withered trunk

Two more trees for your perusal (and, of course, my self edification).  A pigeon plum…and a dwarf yaupon….The yaupon is currently in a style I’ll call the “Bozo the Clown style”. You’ll have to Google that one. It’s a style … Continue reading

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Haunted hackberry bonsai

Well, being the unlettered man of toil I pretend to be,  I don’t have much to right to an opinion in some things but, I must say, what a gnarly old hag of an arboreal specimen I have before me. Scarred, … Continue reading

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A Party in Five Photos, The Drunken Literati

Let’s have us a quickie! I’ll let that above phrase tickle your funny bone…a bit…. Release your creative juices….. Stimulate your mind….. We are talking about a conocarpus erectus…..after all I could last… all day with the double entendres but … Continue reading

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A Dragon Yamadori Buttonwood Bonsai

Here’s the tree I teased with in the last article.  That’s how it looked two years ago in this post. I got the tree from Mary Madison, one of the best yamadori collectors in Florida. It was brought to my attention by … Continue reading

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A lazy Sunday with Mary Madison, bonsai Buttonwood Queen 

Can you say “Roadtrip!” ? No, I wish we drove in this.    The Central Florida Bonsai Club has an annual fieldtrip in August where we visit Mary Madison’s home in Lake Placid Florida.  Mary is, indisputably, the Buttonwood Queen, owing to … Continue reading

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