#Bonsaiphotos: Bonsai trees in Autumn Colors

Originally posted on Bonsaiwithromano:
On Saturday I posted a blog on Autumn colors. Here are a few extra photos I took for the blog. Its always good to walk through Stellenbosch Botanical Gardens to look at the bonsai collection. The collection does not change much but every time I look at the collection I see something new. As seasons change the colors of the trees… Continue reading #Bonsaiphotos: Bonsai trees in Autumn Colors

#Bonsaiwinterblues: The days are getting shorter.

Originally posted on Bonsaiwithromano:
It’s been almost five days now since my last post. It feels like I should apologize for my absence… I have been busy with training. I am taking part in a half marathon on Tuesday and it my tapering week. On top of that it’s a five day weekend here in South Africa as we celebrated freedom day that was yesterday… Continue reading #Bonsaiwinterblues: The days are getting shorter.

El Bonsái, ese conocido tan desconocido

Originally posted on Ecologilandia / El Futuro del Planeta en tus manos:
Para empezar, este término tiene dos procedencias, una del japonés Bon = bandeja + sai = naturaleza, y la segunda proviene del chino penjíng o penzai que significa pén=Bandeja + zai=cultivar. Quién no conoce el Bonsái Después de conocer su posible origen se puede comentar que el Bonsái, más que una planta, es el arte de cultivar árboles y plantas donde se reduce su… Continue reading El Bonsái, ese conocido tan desconocido

What’s Happening At Des Moines Botanical Garden?

Originally posted on Plant Exchange Blog:
A reason to visit the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, is that its outdoor gardens grow many of the same trees, shrubs and perennials that are found in this region. Des Moines is rated USDA Zone 5a and 5b and has an average of 9 more inches of rain each year and a somewhat less erratic temperature variation. But… Continue reading What’s Happening At Des Moines Botanical Garden?

It is a Sub Tropical and Tropical Kind of Day

Originally posted on artsofjc:
Today I faced an olive with some hard love. It had to be done. Last year all of my olives were re-potted and as usual they sulk and loose material. They have grown well in the overly warm winter to put out extensive growth. That growth; however, was not even and I lost considerable internal foliage and branches.The exterior would have… Continue reading It is a Sub Tropical and Tropical Kind of Day