Nice weekend!

I had a few customers Saturday morning.  In the afternoon, I weeded and cleaned up the outside for our guests on Easter weekend.  My kids drove down to join us for Easter.  My sisters, father and brother-in-law also joined us.  We had great food and great fun.  We played cards after we ate dinner.  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Monday was back to watering.  We had a few rain showers during the week, but not enough to keep us from watering.  Those pre-bonsai's in the field get really thirsty.  I went and visited with our good friends that use to be in our local bonsai club.  I sold one of their trees and wanted to check up on them.  They were doing as well as can be expected and I stayed for coffee and to catch - up on what is going on in their lives.  It was busy, but fun.  Yesterday I continued to weed outside.  I finished up early so I could go in and make dinner.  I wanted to get done early so that I could watch the Laker game.  The first quarter was a disaster, but they turned up the defense and never looked back.  Hopefully they win on Thursday so they can rest for the second round.  Go Lakers!


Nice weekend!

I had a few customers Saturday morning.  In the afternoon, I weeded and cleaned up the outside for our guests on Easter weekend.  My kids drove down to join us for Easter.  My sisters, father and brother-in-law also joined us.  We had great food and great fun.  We played cards after we ate dinner.  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Monday was back to watering.  We had a few rain showers during the week, but not enough to keep us from watering.  Those pre-bonsai's in the field get really thirsty.  I went and visited with our good friends that use to be in our local bonsai club.  I sold one of their trees and wanted to check up on them.  They were doing as well as can be expected and I stayed for coffee and to catch - up on what is going on in their lives.  It was busy, but fun.  Yesterday I continued to weed outside.  I finished up early so I could go in and make dinner.  I wanted to get done early so that I could watch the Laker game.  The first quarter was a disaster, but they turned up the defense and never looked back.  Hopefully they win on Thursday so they can rest for the second round.  Go Lakers!


Working on black pine air-layers!

A couple of months ago, I worked on some air -  layers on Japanese black pine.  Today I decided to finish off a row of pines that I had previously worked on.  I put two air - layers on top of each other on some of the trees.  The reason for this was that I cut air - layers off of these trees a few years ago.  Most of these trees have put out a new leader and that is where I put the first air - layer.  The second air - layer was just below the first, where there were a lot of new shoots coming out of an older leader.  I do not know if this will work.  I have taker two black pine air - layers before on the same new growth, but never on older growth.  I will let you know how my little experiment turns out.  This is a great way to grow nice new bonsai starts that have a good head start.


Working on black pine air-layers!

A couple of months ago, I worked on some air -  layers on Japanese black pine.  Today I decided to finish off a row of pines that I had previously worked on.  I put two air - layers on top of each other on some of the trees.  The reason for this was that I cut air - layers off of these trees a few years ago.  Most of these trees have put out a new leader and that is where I put the first air - layer.  The second air - layer was just below the first, where there were a lot of new shoots coming out of an older leader.  I do not know if this will work.  I have taker two black pine air - layers before on the same new growth, but never on older growth.  I will let you know how my little experiment turns out.  This is a great way to grow nice new bonsai starts that have a good head start.


The day has finally arrived!

Today was the first day that we had to water the tree in the fields.  Because of the constant rains from fall through spring we have only watered maybe once in the last 6 months!  We had a good run, but finally we had to water.  The trees are pushing growth and we finally have the weeds under control.  I spent some time shipping trees and weeding the field. Now I  just need to catch up on everything else!


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