Marsman
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Location: Coventry, CT

Had some fun with a ficus

I picked up this mallsai on Wednesday at a local nursery in Manchester CT. It was originally marked $59, marked down to $37 and then again to $27. I talked to the owner a bit and he sold it to me for $20.

There were two ficus in the pot, along with two pumice rocks and some glued on stones. The pot was a cheap Chinese POS that had no drainage holes. I've since fixed that and added the pot to my collection for future use.

One of the ficus had a cut root that is quite obvious when potted by itself. It was not evident the way they were nestled together in the single pot.
[url=https://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/Double%20Ficus/?action=view&current=DSC_0060.jpg][img]https://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/Double%20Ficus/th_DSC_0060.jpg[/img][/url]


Here is a short slide show of what I did. (Click on the picture.)
[url=https://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/Double%20Ficus/?action=view&current=10fd1009.pbw][img]https://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae50/marsman61/Bonsai/Double%20Ficus/th_DSC_0051.jpg[/img][/url]

Once the trees are used to their new pots, I'll give them a good pruning.

All in all, it was fun to get to play with some trees while my other babies are outside in the snow.

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djlen
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Location: Just East of Zone 7a

Nice job. I see these sad little trees in HD and feel sorry for them and for those that buy them. Nice to see someone making something of nothing.
Good work.
Regards,
Len

"As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines"
- Virgil
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- Len
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