Ginseng nighttime drama

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

This will be more of a post on impressions, with, as Arlo Guthrie says, with feeling.

Tonight’s subject, one of those one in a million “ginseng” ficus I’ve talked about before. Put “ginseng ficus” in my search function and you’ll see some interesting trees

In a Josh Jeram container too.

Josh is becoming one of the best and, importantly, accessible American potters.

The leaf of the ficus microcarpa var. microcarpa (the example of the species. It’s a difficult species to work with as it can be prone to dieback if you don’t prune to an active node, so you gotta pay attention)

The leaves of the ficus microcarpa var. microcarpa all over the work stand.

“How much of the leaf do you cut off when you defoliate?” I get this question all the time, so I’ll answer it here: like below, I’ll leave the petiole (leaf stem) intact and…

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