I’m Seeing BC Buds!

I’m Seeing BC Buds!

This winter has been pretty awful.  In addition to being colder than usual, it’s also been wetter than usual.  That does not make for a pleasant time. Just over the past few days we’ve seen temperatures moderate a bit – and by that I mean it gets...
February Sucks, Styling Helps

February Sucks, Styling Helps

Every August I think August is the suckiest month, then along comes February and I remember there are worse things than killer heat and humidity.  To help make February less sucky, there is some work that needs doing on trees being developed.  If you have some...
Hornbeam Harvest Part 2

Hornbeam Harvest Part 2

I made a collecting trip with a new bonsai friend today, and we got some really nice American hornbeams (Carpinus caroliniana).  Among the nicknames for the species is “Musclewood.”  This is because as it matures the trunk of a hornbeam will produce...