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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Warming up

I'm going to go ahead and say, again, that spring has officially started. Tonight I'm building a window screen seive and MAYBE replanting a couple junipers. I've been thinking about what to do with 5 large Juniperus Parsonii I have out back. I think I'm going to try my hand at grafting some shimpaku foliage onto the trunks of at least a couple. I've read that it is a good species fit and it can save some time in getting workable foliage that is closer to the trunk. Also, I prefer the shimp foliage.

Couple more days to the workshop and I'm trying to figure out a budget. Something tells me it could be expensive if I let it be. Bill Valavanis contacted me blindly on bonsainut and invited me to his seminar this weekend. I'm already signed up but thought it was neat to get the message. These bonsai masters are just people.

Today marks the new URL for the site; www.bonsaikuma.com

Bernard means bear as does kuma so I thought it was fitting.

Here are a few of the the junipers I'm talking about earlier: They are all in 3 gallon containers and should be in much larger ones I believe. The repotting will begin their recover process which I hope to take 2 growing seasons.

Pretty twisted trunks, eh?


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