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Bonsai Garden 2018


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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:44 PM

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Every year I try ti improve the Bonsai garden just a bit. Been working a LOT on it the past week. Built a wood fence to make a more attractive backdrop at the rear of the house, removed the black dirt on the path and replaced it with white marble chips, and put down tones of brown mulch. Not to mention about 1,453,73 hours of weeding this week lol

 

 


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:58 PM

Your making me feel lazy. That looks like a lot of work.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:00 PM

It is Greg....it is LOL


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#4 mikechell

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:47 PM

MAN !!!!

I LOVE Spring at your place !!!

Thank you, Steve, for the pictures.


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#5 steeldrifter

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:48 PM

Thanks Mike. Spent about 50hrs out there this past week blink.png


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 11:23 PM

You certainly have lotta hobbies!!! Top of the game on all of them.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:50 AM

That's a beautiful space you have created .
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 10:15 AM

Agree with all above, looks great, especially compared to the original pics back in the early stages of it. Just needs a iced drink on the table and some koi in the pond and you've hit utopia.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

Love it! My favorite is the tree in front of the bonsai painting. Would love to see what you could do with a mimosa tree. Looks like a nice place for a beer or a glass of sweet tea!

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:57 AM

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Lillys are finally popping open and adding some real nice color to the garden :)


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#11 mikechell

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 07:06 PM

Gorgeous ... and Wife is jealous!


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 05:55 PM

Looks good steeldrifter, here is my start with bonsai. I bought the one and then grew the other two from cuttings from the first, but cant remember what it was any ideas. I want to say its a ficus but not sure. Any way your garden looks awesome thanks for sharing

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#13 mikechell

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 06:00 PM

NICE start, Stone.  A few years and you'll catch up to Steve.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 06:39 PM

Looks good steeldrifter, here is my start with bonsai. I bought the one and then grew the other two from cuttings from the first, but cant remember what it was any ideas. I want to say its a ficus but not sure. Any way your garden looks awesome thanks for sharing

 

 

Defiantly a ficus, by the leaf shape I'm gonna say maybe a Ficus triangularis. if it starts getting brown seeds/pods on it then you'll know for sure that's what it is.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:13 PM

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My giant lily is finally opening up. It's about 4ft tall and has blooms bigger than your hand. I thought I was gonna miss the blooms this year with the upcoming trip but it popped open so I can see it.


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