Monday, October 10, 2011

The karate Kid & Bonsai

I have a nephew named Ben & he's into Karate big time . He recently won a silver medal
at a regional competition & last Saturday he was in a local tournament .I told him if he did
good I would post him on my blog, so I'm keeping my promise.

The start of the tournament

Ben's first match & that's Rita , Ben's mom
taking pictures.

These kids aren't afraid of any thing, there
mixing it up pretty good!

Here's Ben winner of two medals!
Way to go Ben!! We are proud of you!!

Here's two of Ben's loyal rooters his
cousin Kira & my wife Mary.

Now for some bonsai -unfortunately I haven't remembered to bring my
camera outside with me. So these are the after pictures.

This elm has been
pruned & wired
into a weeping

This is the first
styling for this
elm. The bottom
branch is a sacrifice
branch left to thicken
the trunk.

This elm is in a
plastic net pot
that lets the air
in to control the
root system.

Again the bottom
branches are left
to thicken the trunk.

this old Boxwood
will be used for a
Phoenix graft to fill
out the two lower
will post on it's
progress later.

This is a collected
elm & after it had
been pruned and

It still looked
cluttered and
messy. We will
have to see what
it looks like in

That's all for now.

Wax on ...................Wax off

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blooms & fall colors

This time of year with the temperatures at the mid eighties & night time lows in the sixties
it kinda of feels like spring. Some of my trees get confused they don't know if they should wind
their butt or scratch their watch.
Any way so much for humor...some of the tropicals are blooming like it's spring & junipers
are coming out of summer dormancy and putting on a spurt of growth. While the rest of the
trees are in fall colors , they struggled with the late summer heat & are ready to drop their
leaves & rest!!!

This is a weeping bush cherry & is in full
bloom with pink & yellow centers

This is a myrtle with white blooms

Even my blue berries produced ,they didn't
last long before the birds got them.

These are Singapore hollies with pink to white
blooms & yellow centers.

My bougainvillea's are blooming along side
my sweet gum in fall color

This is my Japanese plum in fall color it has
already dropped some leaves.

This Japanese maple can't make up it's mind
dark green ,light green & red foliage.

This Japanese maple has made up it's mind
it's fall!!!

Almost forgot the Dallas Bonsai Auction on Oct 1st was a great success & a good time
was had by all who attended; sorry I forgot my camera so no pictures. thats all for now.

Wax on ....................Wax off

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