Cuban breakfast this morning. Eggs, steak, ham, bacon, cheese, onions, toast, tomatoes. Cafe con leche and fresh mango juice. I think I’ve already exceeded my caloric intake for the day, but it was worth it! #breakfastofchampions #saborlatino (at Cafe Pinar Cuban Food)
In just two days the fun begins! Trees, tools, stands, wire, a world class exhibit, raffles, demos, workshops. The 45th Bonsai Societies of Florida Convention is the first All Florida show, featuring Ed Trout, Mary Madison, Jim Van Landingham, Louise Leister, Mike Cartrett and more. Don’t miss it! #mybonsaiworld #bonsai #trees #floridabonsai (at The Florida Hotel & Conference Center)
I had the privilege and the pleasure to perform maintenance on the BSF/Epcot bonsai in the Japanese Pavilion today. As a part of the International Flower and Garden Festival, the trees are on loan from Bsf members for about three months while the festival is occurring. The festival ends in a week so if you’d like to see them, now is the time. #mybonsaiworld #bonsai #trees #floridabonsai #epcotflowerandgardenfestival2018 #disneyworld #epcot (at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Fans)
The Yamaki pine, at the National Bonsai Foundation. Photographed by Stephen Voss.
The story about this Bonsai went viral on the internet. The Yamaki family, living in Hiroshima, styled and cared for this tree for five generations. This Japanese white pine was kept in the Yamaki nursery in Hiroshima, when on August 6, 1945, the bomb was dropped – killing over 100.000 people instantly. But the tree somehow survived, and was later donated to the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of the American Bicentennial in 1976.
The Yamaki pine has been on display at the U.S. National Arboretum the last 40 years.
500lb capacity hydraulic scissor lifting garden cart with big ol’ wheels for rough terrain. Just finished fabricating wheels assemblies for it. Just needs some paint. She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed for scale (not saying she’s even close to 500lbs, not even close to half that…..or even a quarter of it…..whelp…sorry dear!) there might be one at the Bsf convention if you’re interested. #mybonsaiworld #gardencart #movingbigtrees #bonsai #trees (at Adam’s Art and Bonsai Studio and Nursery)
A Portulacaria afra I worked on today with Rick at the CFBC Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Meet ‘n Greet. There was a very last minute cancellation and I went in so Rick wasn’t alone (he starts to talk to himself if he’s alone). The last time you saw this tree was about a year ago and I had called it a “Hanging Tree” style. #floridabonsai #mybonsaiworld #trees #bonsai #epcotflowerandgardenfestival2018 (at Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Fans)
Sneak peak of one of the exhibit trees (from Steve) from next weekends BSF Convention. A ficus salicaria that he grew from a tiny tree for more than 20 years. #mybonsaiworld #floridabonsai #bonsai #trees #bsfconvention2018 (at Hillsborough County, Florida)
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