2013 in review   5 comments

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 42,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Posted January 2, 2014 by California Bonsai Art in Uncategorized

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  1. hey Al. thanks for all the sharing. i’ve been wondering something for a long time about your situation. fresno gets hot as hell and you use no loam in your soil. how often do you water on a hundred degree day? the reason i ask is, my climate is pretty close to yours, and i use some loam and even then i’ve had a few wilt and burn up. and that’s with twice a day watering. thanks. brad.

  2. I water once a day, even when it is 110 degrees. I have shade cloth and 33 percent akadama. Thats it.

  3. all right, thanks. i’ve been trying to get by using pumice, lava etc, but last summer in the central valley, as you well know, we got pretty warm and a few of my maples got crispy. looks like i need to score some japanese mud balls.

  4. …or water more…or add some humus ( composted bark) or add some sand. All these ingredients will help in retaining moisture.

  5. yeah, i’ve started doing more organics. there’s a grower just outside sacramento who uses soemthing called UC mix. i think its nursery formula out of UC davis. its basically sand and loam. he’s got a pretty decent operation and i’ve bought several trees from him and they all seem to have good root systems. maybe not as fine as you might like though. just last year i began to employ more shade cloth as well. hot air is one thing…hot pots in direct sunlight seems to be a whole different world. thanks again Al.

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