An unknown ficus, to me

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

Well, I’ve exhausted my research and I can’t find the name. It’s the subject of today’s post. Some of Florida’s best and brightest can’t find out the species so I think I’ll call it ficus “jim smithii”

Since I can’t find the answers on the interwebd, let me find some more profound answers by working on the tree instead.Itsficus from the late, great Jim Smith, the quiet giant of Florida bonsai, who never spoke ill of anyone, followed his own path, stayed true to himself, and accepted others for their strengths and weaknesses. He was generous to a fault and had no jealousy. He wasn’t a saint, by any chance. He had enemies and rivalries, of course. But what he did, his actions, his generosity, the time he gave to others, that’s what people remember.

And, of course, his bonsai are legendary. Not just the quality but the trees…

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