Developing The Tree

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

You might remember this tree, its was featured in the epic, groundbreaking and confirmationally biased blogpost, “I use some fancy words to justify my defoliation habit, go figure“.It’s a ficus microcarpa, sometimes described as a “ginseng”, as though it’s a separate variety. P’shaw! They’re really just ficus grown from seed, hence the bulbous caudiciformogical root bulge, and called “ginseng” for marketing purposes by marketing porpoises.

Now, I know what you’re saying, I’ve heard it before. You’re saying “You’ve gone and done it now Wonka!”“You’ve ruined your watershed!”…… I mean “You’ve let the wire dig into the branch, ruining it!”Nah! Think about this, that branch will be 2 to 3 times thicker than it is now in a few years. The wire marks will. E long gone before I show the tree in an exhibit. All I’ve done is caused some gnarliness. Rest easy, keep the…

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