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The Santa Maria Obon will take place on July 31st from noon til 5:00pm. There will be food,taiko,and bonsai demonstration along with our bonsai displays. We have been preparing for the Obon for quite some time. Now the finishing touches before we display our trees. If you are in the area, come by and say hello.
Today was a normal day at the nursery. I started off by watering and weeding. As I was weeding near the cotoneaster plants, I noticed a dark blur out of the corner of my eye. When I got a closer look, it was a black rabbit. There was a black rabbit that visited the nursery about a month ago and stayed for about 4 weeks. The rabbit darted into the yard from the neighbors field that live behind me. Since I had not seen the rabbit for a month, I thought something bad had happened to it. Later in the day, I transplanted some cuttings that I did last year. As I was walking past the loquat tree, I noticed the rabbit eating the loquats that fell on the ground. It was comforting to know that he is still around.
This is a Phoenix graft of an Arizona cypress onto deadwood. The customer received this tree from a friend and has not touched the tree for years. This tree in the first picture is over 4 ft tall. The final height is just over 30 inches.