Friday, January 25, 2013

The right stuff

Repotted several bonsais and I wasn't sure if I liked the stuff I used. Right now I think I should repot them asap because they look like they are in wet sand. the other stuff was too dry. oi.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Mayan Apocalypse

Or rather, the Apocalypse That Wasn't. Looks like thoughs rapture guys arn't the only ones missing their mark. Thankfully.

I know one person I work with was kinda hoping something would happen that would wipe her student loans. Can't say that I blame her for that idea.

I wonder if all the people that bought 'doomsday' survival kits are demanding a return?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I won a Large Ficus Bonsai in a raffle

I have a small idea what I want to do to it...

It's not a lot... but in three weeks I'm going to defoliate it and then I can plan better. :3

Also... this is a good compareson shot...

It's a beast.

I have no idea where I am going to keep this thing in the winter.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Going to a Bonsai Club meeting

Seriously, if you are just getting into the art or if you have only
been reading about it for years, you need to go to a bonsai club
meeting. You have no idea how fun it was to talk, see and touch real
trees and theories.

I have problems with the whole wire wrapping thing. I make jewlery but
when wrapping branches I start to panic. This class/meeting I went to?
It helped so much.

And yes, I got a tree at the class.

They just started having a bonsai club at my local dojo and I need to
join. :3 I think they are working with the Buffalo Bonsai Club but I'm
not totally sure yet. I'm swinging by tonight to find out for certian.

And when I go I am taking my grape vine 'pre-bonsai' attempt with me.
The instructor from my class was intrested in seeing it because he
haden't seen one before.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Terror of Chipmunks!

So I have been battling the chipmunk apocalypse that is happening in my garden. Well yesterday I got a little revenge on one.
This particular chipmunk, that I have since named Bob, is extremely cocky and stubborn. Bob no longer runs away when I yell and open the gate. I can actually get within 3-4 feet of Bob before he runs away.
Now, I had been chasing Bob away from my plants and bird feeder of and on for about 30 minuets. Then I got the brilliant idea the bang on the back of an old pan as I chased him. So I waited and then I went on the other side of Bob and started chasing & banging the pan.
I ended up chasing Bob down the side of the house and back up it to his little hole. The whole time I was laughing. After that I didn't see him for a bit so I had assumed that I had one.
Cut to an hour after the chase and I am walking pas a row of hostas when a loud shriek comes from it. Needless to say I jumped. Then I heard a little barking. Bob apparently decided to get some revenge. So I yelled and shook the hosta leaves. I herd him ran back a little then charge at me while barking. I shook more leaves near were I thought he was and then I saw him zip around the side of the house.
Tonight I am going into the basement and finding my super soaker.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New Ficus Bonsai

I have another one! This one actuly looks like a bonsai!!
it... needs a lot of work and I have the new buds trimmed back to encourage growth on the lower branches. I also repotted it and that is an intresting little story. I am going to post pics soon of day one and day three.
the roots... have as much potential as they have failure. I'll see what they are like in 1-2yrs of growing.
Also the hidden wider base that I found when I repotted was a nice suprise! :3
Much more will be posted later.

Monday, June 4, 2012