Absolutely Magic

These are my new accent pots from Magic Ceramics. This guy just keeps getting better and better! I’ll be adding some new pots to the sales page soon.

Loving these ceramic tiles, great to use as an alternative to the wooden jitta. All that he made have been snapped up but new ones on the way.


My new favourite pot, which I’ve named ‘Alien Egg’. Lourve it!

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This bad boy gives a few options for planting with the split.

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Another great one.

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This one’s just nuts. No idea what to plant in it yet, but inspiration will come.


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Juvenile growth on junipers…Cut? Leave alone?

Michael Hagedorn

I’ve received several emails about how to handle juvenile foliage on junipers, and felt like this was one of those discussions that could be useful to a larger group of people.

  • Juvenile growth in junipers is when the shoots display needle-like growth on a typically scale growth variety (a few of those are listed below).

juniperfoliage This is Rocky Mountain juniper, a scale juniper, showing the past year’s growth as the spiky, juvenile foliage, with the tips transitioning into mature, scale foliage.

Spiky juvenile growth is a response to either too much foliage loss from pinching (don’t do that), overly hard pruning, or sometimes too much fertilizer. Naturally, since mature scale foliage is nicer to look at, and is what the tree grows when it’s content, we might have the impulse to cut the juvenile off.

  • Don’t do that. Leave the juvenile foliage alone.
  • The problem is, if we cut off the…

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The Bonsai Experience

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Originally posted on futterwithtrees:
Here’s a few shots of trees shown during the Bonsai Experience on Saturday 27 June in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast. The guy’s from Northern Ireland Bonsai Society staged a very successful show with over 1000 visitors…

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