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"And the LORD God made ... trees that were pleasing to the eye ..." Gen. 2:9, New International Version.

"Bonsai isn't just something I do; it's part of what I am." Remark to my wife and daughter.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Tree That Has Paid for Itself

     In fact, I think this tree has already paid for itself twice over!

Friday, November 16, 2012

After the "Riot in White"

     Like my previous post about the sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora,) this one has nothing to do directly with bonsai. But this climber follows its late-summer bloom with a profusion of seedheads, and again, I thought my readers might enjoy a few pictures. The second show is not as exuberant, but for me it is no less enjoyable. (For the September post, you can click here.)

Monday, November 12, 2012

First Snow: an Unexpected Picture

     The first snow of the season arrived this morning. While my daughter was getting ready for school, I stepped outside to see if I could get a decent picture or two. One photo gave me a surprise at first look.

Friday, November 2, 2012

So Far, So Good; Progress of a Graft

     Back in May, I performed a graft on one of my willow-leaf figs (Ficus salicaria.) This was my first attempt on a "graft that matters," and I described the process in this post.

The tree has grown well over the summer, and the graft appears to have done well, too. Well enough that,