Originally posted on Bonsai Penjing & More:
This “Murasaki Kiyohime” dwarf Japanese maple (Acer palmatum) has been growing in a local nursery as a landscape tree for about 30 years, yet it is less than three-foot tall. When I first saw it, I was attracted by its potential of becoming a natural style bonsai. I asked the nursery owner for permission to prune the tree, removed cross-branches, thinned out unwanted branches so… Continue reading Japanese Maple Acer Palmatum “Murasaki Kiyohime”
The last couple days have had a few interesting sightings. Black backed heron, fiscal shrike cape-robin chat quite a few karroo prinia and a couple African Reed-Warbler are graceing our wetland. Continue reading Quick update on my bird sightings the last few days.
Originally posted on futterwithtrees:
My Deshojo has finally decided to break into leaf. The display of colour each spring never fails to excite. The young and tender growth with it’s deep colour is just beautiful and as the leaves gradually open they show the promise of what is still to follow. Thankfully, unlike very much else in life, this tree always keeps it’s promise. My… Continue reading Deshojo Acer
Originally posted on Michael Hagedorn:
There are a lot of things we might say about watering bonsai. I’ve tried a few times on this blog to mention some of them. Some are hard to make sense of in words, but as ever I’m willing to try. This one is about watering recently repotted trees. At post-repotting time we need to be awake to one change-up,… Continue reading Spring Watering Tip-
Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
When we moved to Alabama, the growing seasons were long enough that there was no need for tropical trees to keep me busy in the wintertime. I’ve long-advocated for growing what grows in your area, and have managed to steer clear of tropical trees for the last 15 years…until last August. Not to make this a post on the genealogy… Continue reading A ficus, really?