This year I have been working these ficus trees a great deal. They have been cut back, up-potted, defoliated, and wired. Now it is time to reap the rewards. These trees all still need considerable work. Growing them in California can be challenging because of low humidity, dry burning sun, hard water. This year our water supply in the San Francisco south bay area has been extremely high in salts due to the lack of rain. This mean leaf damage in some cases and high stress for many trees.
This month I am preparing for a ficus demonstration at SBKK of San Mateo and one the trees pictured here will be raffled to a club member. The large ficus has been cut back many time to begin limb development since Feb of this year and is featured in the blog several times. Now it is full of foliage again preparing for its next debut. This large tree will be raffled off to members of the club August 28, 2013.
The galary of ficus trees to be shown and demonstrated will be: