Just chop it why don’t ya!

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

Sometimes you’re presented with a tree that just needs the axe. Like this one:

Fukien tea. Or, in modern parlance, fujian tea (Ehretia microphylla or Fukien tea, as we like to call it in bonsai. The old binomial name is Carmona retusa, as many still call it. It gets its common name from the Fujian Province in China, but its range is from India to Southern Asia and Japan. I say Fujian tea instead of Fukien because those who are in charge of language are modernizing how we write non English words. The place it comes from is called Fujian, pronounced “/ˌfuːdʒiˈɛn/” in Chinese: 福建; alternately romanized as Fukien or Hokkien. But it’s just a common name. I prefer Fukien tea, because then I get to tell this joke: Two Chinese brothers are in their farm fields in the middle of summer, hoeing their rows and weeding the crop. One…

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