At a recent club meeting, Joe Day showed up with a trunk full of pots for sale.  They had belonged to a member who is no longer in the hobby and was looking to sell them.  It is always nice to have a selection of pots sitting around to select from when it comes to training or showing, so, I picked a few up.

I took a little time to work with this poor satsuki azalea (gumpo white) today and I thought that I would post a follow up to the rhizoctonia web blight article.  As you can see it can be very devastating to the plant that it attacks.  It lost approximately 50% of the leaves that it had and also since most of the new foliage was compromised, next Spring's flowers were taken also.

I had a few ficus retusa, or tiger bark ficus, sitting around in pots so I decided to do something with them.  I have read numerous articles on the internet on ficus fusion so I thought I would give it a try.

What is ficus fusion?  It is, in a nut shell, wrapping seedlings or cuttings together tightly and letting the trunks fuse.  This allows you to create a larger trunk quicker and with a lot of character.

As some of you may know, I have been on the mend for the last couple of weeks.  I was in a car accident in which I broke the patella on my right knee into six pieces.  I had surgery to fix it and have been confined to the couch.  Yesterday, I was able to hobble out to check on my trees, Favorite Minion has been keeping them watered for me, and found