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Bonsai by George

George Omi

It’s been awhile since I’ve discussed bonsai matters to anyone other than my immediate family.  Unfortunately none of my children have expressed any interest in my hobby.  That is not to say that they are not impressed with what I’ve accomplished. They are amazed with the sheer number of trees I have and how I’ve managed to water each and everyone of them first by hand and now with drip emitters off a timer.  Their questions are always: “what are you planning to do with all those trees, Dad?” or, “you should sell them.  Your trees look a lot better than the ones they sell at the stores.”

My answer is that when my father sold trees years ago in San Francisco, I didn’t have the opportunity to see what would happen to them after they were shaped.  And I did shape quite a few.  On a productive day, without…

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