Corkbark JBP, ‘Hachi-gen’

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I’ve had problems with root pests in this tree over the years. Here is a post showing the last round of problems. This year it was time to repot, and I thought I’d check for any signs of trouble while I had it out of the pot. Guess what? Signs of trouble. Not sure if they are aphids or nymph… Continue reading Corkbark JBP, ‘Hachi-gen’

2019 Prunus Mume vs Japanese Maple repot

Originally posted on Nebari Bonsai:
I was taught to go easy on Ume roots, and once the large roots are reduced to the point where the tree can sit comfortably in the pot, look at repotting as a soil change. This s quite the opposite of Japanese Maple repots, where each root should be carefully arranged to create the spreading nebari. How does it look?… Continue reading 2019 Prunus Mume vs Japanese Maple repot

Are You Mocking Me?

Originally posted on Through Open Lens:
F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 250. Northern Mockingbird What do you call a snowman in July? A puddle. Interesting Fact: It’s not just other mockingbirds that appreciate a good song. In the nineteenth century, people kept so many mockingbirds as cage birds that the birds nearly vanished from parts of the East Coast. People took nestlings out of nests or trapped… Continue reading Are You Mocking Me?

You’re Duckie And Thats No Wise Quacky!

Originally posted on Through Open Lens:
F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 200. Common Eider ( Males ) What did the duck say when he dropped the dishes? “I hope I didn’t quack any!” Interesting Fact:?A colorful duck of the northern seacoasts, the Common Eider is the largest duck in the Northern Hemisphere. ( https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/1095/overview/Common_Eider.aspx ) Continue reading You’re Duckie And Thats No Wise Quacky!