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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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"Exotic" works both ways.

     A local species of scale appears to have a sweet tooth for willow-leaf fig. It will attack other tropical species, too, like Ficus microcarpa. But if willow-leaf fig, Ficus salicaria, is available, it seems to go for that first, and with the greatest appetite. (Since Ficus salicaria is one of my favorites, that puts us very much at odds!)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hagedorn on Repotting: Well Worth Passing Along!

     I don't usually re-blog. I think you already know how to find the content you like, and that it's better to write my own and try to make it worthy of your time.

But this post by Michael Hagedorn of Cratageus Bonsai is just too good: solid, experience-based information and advice, and  well written, too. So click on the link below to benefit from some of what

Friday, March 1, 2013

Traced Against the Sky

     The "wintry mix" weather moved on to the east Wednesday morning, leaving school delays, snow to be shoveled, and sights like these. I've lived in this country for more than 35 years now, but this sort of scene is still exotic to me.