My FIRST (and second) bonsai.

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My FIRST (and second) bonsai.

Post  JimLewis on Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:14 pm

While I was rummaging through my bookshelves last night, a couple of snapshots tumbled out from between the pages of a book I hadn't looked at (or wanted to) for many years.

Lo and behold, pictures of the first two trees I ever popped into bonsai pots. These pics are from 1975, a few weeks after we'd finished building our farmhouse in Tallahassee, Florida.

The first tree: A J. p. 'nana' of course. The second (which did not scan well!! Which is JUST as well!) a sweetgum (Liquidamber) dug from what later became our pasture.







We'd picked up the pots years before in Japan. I still have them, but the one the Juniper was in is damaged.

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Re: My FIRST (and second) bonsai.

Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:15 am

Do you still have the trees?

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Re: My FIRST (and second) bonsai.

Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:45 pm

HA!

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Re: My FIRST (and second) bonsai.

Post  fiona on Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:28 pm

JimLewis wrote: ...pictures of the first two trees I ever popped into bonsai pots. These pics are from 1975...
It's nice when teenagers have hobbies. Wink

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Re: My FIRST (and second) bonsai.

Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:04 pm

You must be thinking about my son. HE was a teenager then.

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Post  fiona on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:16 pm

It was in its own sweet way, Jim, a compliment.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:42 pm

Awwww.

I've been feeling old lately. Be 73 next week.

Here's what I do best these days: and

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Post  fiona on Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:58 pm

JimLewis wrote: I've been feeling old lately. Be 73 next week. Here's what I do best these days: and
I know 23 year olds who do little other than that! Bet you could give 'em more than a run for their money in the full of life stakes.

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