Thursday, May 6, 2010

Daily logs

5/5/2010, 12:39 AM

Weather starting to warm up. Water demands also increasing. Most cuttings from Pfitzeriana are nearly dead due to being in perlite and forgetting to water them on Sunday, transferred to cutting tray and watered. Ficus cutting also seems to have died. If it doesn't come back in the next few days it'll confirm that it's dead. Cutting dried out during the first hot days of May


Found a pair of 6 inch "utility shears" from Harbor Freight for $1.99 made of carbon steel and butterfly handles. Look just like "bonsai shears" that cost around $30. They are made in china. Workmanship isn't the best looking, but the cutting edges are sharp, well ground. The pivot is a thick rivet with brass bushings I believe. I will compare side by side with real bonsai shears when I get a chance to. Need to coat with oil to prevent rust.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

El Pinon

Pinus cembroides

Mexican Pinon Pine.


Collected: 3/19/2010.

Location: Edgewood, New Mexico

+35⁰ 3' 2.83"

-106⁰ 12' 32.26"

Watering every 3 or 4 days depending on weather

Fed on 4/25/2010 wait 4 weeks till next feeding.

Found next to a trail about 6 feet wide, going around private property owned by my parents. Area was nearly full shade it was growing under a much larger Pine, and a juniper which also found in approximately the same density. Two needled pine with length of about 2.5". The crown was about 14" from the ground level.