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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.


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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