Position: The ficus Bonsai tree is an indoor Bonsai which cannot endure frost. It can be kept outside in summer, if temperatures are above 15 degrees C (59F) and it needs lots of light – full sun is ideal, in the house as well as outside if the tree is exposed to the ultraviolet radiation gradually or if it is defoliated before placing the tree outside. A very shady position is unfavorable. The temperature should be kept relatively constant. Figs can endure low humidity due to their thick, waxy leaves, but they prefer a higher humidity and need extremely high humidity to develop aerial roots.
Watering: The Ficus should be watered normally, which means it should be given water generously whenever the soil gets slightly dry. The Bonsai Ficus can tolerate occasional over- or under-watering. Soft water with room temperature is perfect. Daily misting to maintain humidity is advised, don’t…
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My dear Sue loves the autumn but I am in two minds about it. I like the colours it brings but to me it is also the harbinger of winter and I hate winter,more than I can find words to say, so I had better enjoy these few days of colour while we have them.
Above is the Hawthorn that I have had for donkeys years but which sadly has never flowered, the stray looking twig at the top is intentional as I want to create another layer of foliage above the present leaf mass.
I also have the other Hawthorn which came from the flower bed at my daughter’s and partner’s house in Wiltshire, it had self seeded from the nearby hedge and was a straight growth of 3 or 4 feet high which I cut down about 9 inches above the ground and kept in a large pot for…
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I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book (October 11) called “Bonsai and Penjing, Ambassadors of Peace &Beauty”, written by Ann McClellanand published byTuttle Publishing. I was contacted several months ago by the publisher to write a review (I’m wondering if they’ve read my blog….) and they sent me an advanced copy to peruse (I must add, as per current FTC regulations concerning internet influencers, I must disclose that the book was the only thing I received from the publisher, no monetary recompense, no other product consideration….hell, I can’t even figure out how to get the Amazon link, never mind supplying that thing call an “affiliate link”, mostly because I don’t know how to accomplish the internet wizardry required to get one).
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East Bay Bonsai Society 55th annual show – https://bonsaitonight.com/2016/10/11/east-bay-bonsai-society-55th-annual-show/
Curvy Shimpaku at Kokufu 90 – https://bonsaitonight.com/2016/10/14/shimpaku-kokufu-90-2/