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Friday, July 12, 2013

"The Best-Laid Schemes;" Demo at Fair, Part 2.

"The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley [go oft astray]."
-- Robert Burns

     Actually, plans for a bonsai presentation at the Kosciusko Community Fair on Saturday, July 13th, haven't really gone "agley." The Master Gardeners have asked me to postpone my program until their Fall Harvest event at the beginning of October, and I have agreed. The topic will still be bonsai with tropical trees, and the presentation will still be open to the public.

So, if you planned to come and watch tomorrow, first, I thank you; and second, I hope that you'll be able to come in early October. (I think the venue is going to be more comfortable anyway.)

To help keep your interest alive (assuming you're interested to begin with,) here's a picture of my demo tree as a freshly-struck cutting, in late June of 2010. The main branch extension (yellow arrow) is now the primary trunk, and is almost as thick as the base of the cutting was three years ago.

It was the top of another Ficus microcarpa; now an independent tree. Picture taken with my old camera.
I hope to see as many of you as possible in October!

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