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June 21, 2014

Ficus salicaria development experiment. Developing trunks faster. Interesting!
Thanks to Kennedy Max for the link!


Another, Aspiring.

I study bonsai with Jim Van Landingham and as I’ve said before our relationship is more of a grandson/grandfather type ordeal; he has taught me most of what I know in bonsai. Jim loves Shohin and Mame; his collection consists of about 90 trees. He is a self-proclaimed “Tropical Bigot”, his full collection consists of primarily Ficus, but he does have other trees.

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His collection is now at Old Florida Bonsai in Vero Beach, Florida which is run and operated by Richard and JJ Turner. Its a really good nursery with great trees everywhere. After the hurricanes we had in 2004/2005 the wasp which pollinates the Ficus Retusa ‘Kinmen’ fig, happened to show up in the area and there are seedlings everywhere down there; in the pots, on the branches, in the ground…just everywhere.

And if you aren’t from Florida, we were hit with several strong hurricanes back-to-back. But I…

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