13 August 2019

Bonsai Gathering

Bonsai Gathering August 18
Third Sunday 2 PM
Join other bonsai enthusiasts and work in a group atmosphere. There is no teacher in this class. Participants are encouraged to share techniques, ideas and opinions.
Under the Oak

Bring your own tree if you dare.           Looking forward to seeing you………………

23 June 2019

Acer palmatum "Koto Hime" Airlayer Removed

Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum
Koto Hime

The leaves on Kotohime are among the smallest of the Japanese maples. The growth habit is upright with heavy branching. Trees may eventually reach 5 to 6 foot tall, but only after many years. The very small leaves are palmate, resemble a human hand. New leaves are bright red at the leaf edges, with green at the centers, then become bright green. 'Hime' means literally 'Princess' but here indicates a dwarf.

Air-layering as a way of propagating bonsai material. Layering will often create a ring of fine surface roots that yield an excellent nebari in a short period of time.

Root development at separation
of the layer from the parent tree

Acer palmatum 
Japanese Maple
Koto Hime
Keep Outdoors in a sunny location.
Deciduous tree and fully frost hardy.
Check the soil daily but only water when necessary.
Never allow soil to dry out, keep the soil evenly moist.
Koto Hime Japanese maple has a strong vertical growth habit
responds well to drastic pruning- allow shoots to extend 3 or 4 nodes
then prune back to 1 or 2 leaves, to maintain shape
Horizontal branches must be wired into place
Repot In Spring before buds extend
Koto Hime Japanese maple has a strong vertical growth habit
Fertilize at one-third strength during the growing season.
A great plant for beginners.

01 June 2019

We will not be available

June first thru tenth for heat issues!
06/01 to 06/10
heat index values will warm to 
between 99 and 102 degrees.

plenty of water & find some shade

If outdoors today, drink plenty of water, find some shade 
and take frequent breaks from the heat if possible.

03 February 2019

Kingsville Boxwood

Littleleaf boxwood

Small-leaved boxwood

Buxus microphylla

Kingsville Boxwood

Keep Outdoors in a sunny location. WILL TOLERATE FREEZING, but PROTECT FROM STRONG WINDS & SEVERE COLD. Foliage can become bronzed after frosts during the Winter but it will green up again in the Spring. Water when the soil moderately dries, but do not let the soil dry out. Fertilize at one-third strength in the growing season. Re-pot– every two years. Boxwood dislike acid soil. Avoid using very shallow pots. Thin branches and leaves to open up the tree and place boxwood in a location with good air circulation, because during times of high humidity interior leaves may mildew. Boxwood tolerate medium shade, filtered sun, or full sun. Boxwood tends to be generally slow growing. The branches become brittle after the wood has hardened, so wiring or bending must be done carefully. Boxwood respond well to shearing and back bud readily, easily creating foliage pads on the branches. A great tree for beginners.


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