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Forest planting by Kimura
One of my all time favorite things but have no experience in.

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Amazing planter!

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Rustee Level 7 Dec 6, 2019

For those who love Bonsai; please come visit the biggest outdoor Bonsai exhibit in, in Ft. Pierce, Florida! I don't know why the city fathers don't post a sign on U.S. 1 letting folks know of this hidden treasure; but please consider coming and viewing...and I live 15 minutes away....glad to host your stay overnight!

@CrazyQuilter I'm not sure...I'll be back in a Heathcote Botanical gardens, or James Smith Bonsai gardens, images.



I love Bonsai; this is especially attractive.


Oh, so beautiful! I have not seen that before.


wow, I will bet there are more tricks that were used in creating that than you could shake a stick at

Bonsai IS a skill.

@MissKathleen so is gardening, and when I was a commercial grower, I will bet I knew 6-10 tricks for each crop that few serious home gardeners would. Yes, there is a broad platform of knowledge, but you also need an entire file cabinet in the back of your mind (or in your office) of things that are more tricks than broad understanding.

@DavidDuhon I will keep this in mind for my garden...which I did not get entirely planted this winter, due to laziness. So, I only have tomatoes and herbs. I could probably plant beets and if I find time, will. But I can plant everything else in mid-January.

@MissKathleen I have never had any luck with beets. In VA, I know the cause, root knot nematodes (try singing that to the tune of This is Reggae music). Here in NH, it may simply be operator error of some form--I have more or less never grown them. And I love beets.

@DavidDuhon I grow everything in raised planters. My back yard is desert landscape, not good for gardening much of anything but cacti.

@MissKathleen lets you control a lot of variables--like root knot nematodes, lol.

@DavidDuhon It does, indeed. Not likely to suffer that particular malady, since I cannot over-water due to good drainage. There was the year of the aphids...Amazon has ladybugs for sale that do a mighty fine job of taking care of that problem. I haven’t had real good luck with cucumbers, or most squash. Although yellow summer squash and yellow zucchini have done decently. Leafy greens are prolific here. Yuma County (along with Pima County) supply the majority of leafy greens for the USA in winter. Beets do very well. I tried radishes one year, but at the second planting, instead of the first...and it got too hot, so they were soft. Carrots are great. Last winter, the farmer got quite sick and couldn’t care for the garden, so it died. Hoping for a better year this year...if I get around to planting.

@MissKathleen It is possible that if your cukes zukes and yellow squash had decent plants but not much fruit, that you have a pollination problem--not the right insect at the right time. Whatever people plant in your area to draw butterflies, will bring in all sorts of flying things, or if you want to get kinky, look up hand pollination--you sex the flowers and then use one male to do the females--no doubt there are videos for this.

@DavidDuhon I'm not that committed...I'll just grown what is easy.

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