Twig Mimicry…

Twig Mimicry…

I should have done this post last fall. If you’ll allow me to wave my wand, let’s go back to a day in late fall when we were wiring a quince, only to find… …a shy inchworm waving around on a twig: Where is the critter? (This is a Where’s Waldo? moment, for those who are […]

Green ideas for pest control?

Green ideas for pest control?

Getting a program for spring and summer pest control underway for the bonsai yard can involve thoughts on green pest management. Predatory and parasitic insects sound great, right? Buy a bottle, wave it around your bonsai, and sit back with a bloody mary and assume great and devastating things going on in miniature, the remains […]

Juniper Grafting- Curious Results

This was interesting and seemed worthy of sharing. This tree, owned by a client, was originally Rocky Mountain juniper. It had some of the worst scale infestation that I’ve ever seen, the Rocky Mountain foliage was so covered with it that it looked nearly white from a distance. When we decided to graft on it […]