Saturday, February 22, 2014

Saturday dig on creek bed

   Well we had good weather Saturday a little cool in the a.m.
but it warmed up into the seventies. We had a few cancellations
but about 8 or 9 people showed up for the dig. 
    Lois Flood was the only female who attended, unfortunately
I didn't get a picture of her but she was game and entered the creek.

   Looking for the right tree to dig up

     Every body took off in different directions

    Still looking for the right tree

                       I found one

     People helping one another to get their

      One by one they're coming in with their trees

 Every body's happy with their trees & taking a rest

   Afterward some of the people came to my place
and potted up their trees

    This is one of the trees I dug up & potted it
in a box.

  All in all it was a pretty good day for a dig now
I'm tired but it was worth it, I hope everyone
went home happy!!!!

 That's all for now

      WAX ON .....................WAX OFF

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Finally some decent weather

  We actually get a week or more of some decent weather before our next cold front
and it'll in the 50's, at least it won't be freezing.
   I found some new places to go on a dig and one of them will be held on this next
Saturday on the 22nd. Both the Dallas & Ft Worth clubs are invited. It's on a creek
bed with lots of trees--happy hunting!!

   Most newbies on digs don't know the right way to dig up a tree so here's a lesson
on how to dig a tree:

     First you dig a trench around the tree   

      Then you dig an other trench on one side

       this is trench is dug deeper than the first trench
which allows you to access the tap root

  then you can use a saw to start cutting the tap root

  you may need to tilt the tree to one side or
 the other to make sure you get all the roots

    then you can lift it out trim the roots & pot it up in
   some bonsai soil with some root stimulator &
    fertilizer & your done

 Here's Jacob & me on a recent outing

      This is where we dug the tree from      
      the bank of the creek

     This is Jeremy & Randy on a different outing

               Digging trees out of rock
               is hard work

              This is all for now I'll post again after Saturday's dig.

          WAX ON..........................WAX OFF

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

More cold weather

         An other cold front on the way I can't catch a break,here I am
trying to explore new places to go on a dig & the weather won't
         Tyler here are the citrus Bonsai  I have available :


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