Author: jcsf1090

Late March 2023

We have still been having such cool days and far too much rain. It has delayed a lot of bonsai work. Some trees may not get repotted this year. I had to get to a Japanese Black pine project before it became to late. The tree is just starting to push new buds. I used

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Fall is Moving to Winter

Preparation for Winter is now ongoing. Leaves have changed color and beginning to drop. Leaf cleanup and defoliation is an important step in keep our trees healthy. Some tropical trees must be kept clean to move inside for frost protect at any moment. Other trees are being rotated for the best winter light. Most of

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Mid-October and Fall is Here

This time of year, I start working with fruiting and flowering species to get them ready for setting new buds. Trimming off leaves, some gentle repotting, and thinning are in the works now. I have up-potted grapes that were in liners, repotted a new beauty berry, and gave a new home an charming little ume.

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Not a Typical Year – a Lost Summer

This past year has been challenging: bonsai Interrupted and entire growing season lost, bonsai trees dying inside the apartment during the construction project, construction on the exterior of the apartment was/is horribly managed by property owners, personal physical issues that has kept me from doing many regular activities, painting spaces lost due to material being

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May 2022 Tree Rehab

A friend of mine wanted to be sure to have a presence at an upcoming show at the end of the month. She is not able to do much care so this is a labor of love. The trees were in some disrepair and require multiple stages of cleanup. Day one clean up is done

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March in The Private Reserve

It is already March 2022 and the temperatures have once again been all over the place. Some trees are now in full Spring push mode, leaves and blossoms abound. Some repotting tasks still remain but night time temps in the upper 30s has slowed that some. First up is the new Buckeye to the collection.

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