A magnificent willow leaf ficus

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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, not nerifolia, not salicifolia, not even subulata, as one prominent bonsai professional has taken to calling it). This is one of the trees I’m babysitting for Steve. He definitely knows how to grow them (wanna know his secret? Let them grow! They don’t need to be perfectly groomed all the time, as much as you think you need to be fiddling with it.)

First step, weed. It needs it.

And yes, I use tweezers.

In the last blog post (where I actually worked on a tree), I talked about oxalis. This time I’ll expound on the evils of artillery fern.This isn’t the first nor shall it be the last…

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

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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 the World”.

This year there were some spectacular trees selected. And then there was my own.

It’s been a bad year for moss in my backyard. I had to import some all the way from Palm Bay.

Thanks to my one and only true friend, Seth, for risking his job at Heathcote and stealing it off the Jim Smith trees for me.This was at set up, I still had the PT Loser as a vehicle.

The Disney guys hamming it up for the camera.

This is Jesus looking at Bobby’s tree, trying to find out if it’s a boy or girl maybe.

Jesus’s powder puff. He has a much…

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