Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another recuit and good friend is Randy Harris, he comes by to help out
when ever he can.

He picked up a bonsai for his father
as a gift so they'll have something to do together.

Here Randy is working on a privet

This is a Texas Ebony that I planted from seed
five years ago & it is just now blooming.

Here is a closer look at the blooms.

Randy on an other day holding an a trident

Randy working on my Brazillian rain tree

Luis is an enthusiastic learner and soaks
up bonsai. Here he's potting up a kingsville

Luis is a college student in California
he leaves in two weeks but he says he'll be
back next summer. We wish him well! He's
taking his bonsai collection with him, can't
wait to see it next year.

Gabe & myself are helping Se saw
a large cutting that I planted five years ago.

Guess we'll have to wait to see what he has in store
for it???

Well that's all for now... as always "wax on wax off"

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Sorry I haven't been posting to the blog . I been having some
problems with my computer and my camera also, but hopefully that's behind me now.

Earlier this month Gabriel Soto came by my shop and expressed an interest in
learning about bonsai & he said he would be willing to help out around the nursery in
exchange. There's always work around the nursery & I have several helpers who come
by to work and learn about bonsai & form good friendships.

Here's Gabe repotting a bougainvillea he's already
prepared a pot to put it in. He's using a root rake to spread
out the roots.

After putting a layer of drainage & bonsai soil he's in the process of wiring the tree into the pot with with a pair of pliers.

He then works the rest of the bonsai soil into the roots & fills the rest of the pot.

After he finishes the re-potting Gabe thinks about
how he's going to trim & shape the tree.

Once he makes up his mind he methodically
cuts away.

How's that? he says as he stands by his finished
product. A job well done I say!

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