Sunday, August 13th
Room 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park
The weather has been a bit uncomfortable for us, but terrifc for ficus. August is a prime month when one can do heavy work on ficus and get fast, excellent response. John Jackson will be doing additional styling of the ficus, Indian laurel that was started last year. He will also do a major root reduction before re-positioning and re-potting the ficus. The tree will be potted into a brown bonsai growing pot for now, the approximate size pot for the tree in the future. The final pot will most likely be a glazed pot. Developing a bonsai is a process, so we are following these trees from initial styling through the final potting.
There will be ficus help in the morning, nothing formal, just bring in a tree and get some assistance from 8:30 to 10:25. Don’t be shy. This is a great month to work on ficus. If you do not have a ficus, bring anything you want. There is always help to be had in the morning. This month is also a great time to do heavy work on bougainvillea and olives.