Thank You for Subscribing

Bonsai Banter is a companion newsletter to www.BonsaiMary.com

Once a month, I send out bonsai news, comments, stories and ˜What's New" on my site. If you know someone who may enjoy this addition, please let them know they can sign up on my Home Page.

Or just send them a copy. If someone sent you this issue, and you like what you see, please join us by subscribing.

Sad News



Visiting “The Senator “ in Big Tree Park, Longwood, FL (as seen in this old postcard from FloridaGardener.com) was on my list of things to do this winter.

Acclaimed the oldest pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens) tree in the world.

125 feet (38 m) tall, with a trunk diameter of 17.5 feet (5.3 m), it was estimated to be 3,500 years old.

January 16, 2012 I awoke to the news that 'The Senator' had been felled by fire.

Although it has been officially declared “NOT arson”, there were were no indications of lightning in or around the area near the time of the fire.





A Bonsai Blog you May Enjoy

Peter Tea's 'Journey of a Bonsai Apprentice' at Aichi-en, Japan is fascinating.

It's a wonderful sharing of Peter's experiences!



Lime Sulfur Ban ?

I recently saw a posting announcing the end of lime sulfur availability in the US. Not totally true.

Some states have chosen not to re-register it for use in their state (most likely due to expense.)

It will continue to be available through several on-line sites.

Don't blame the EPA: “ EPA did not ban lime sulfur.  In May 2007, EPA completed a reregistration eligibility decision on the 'inorganic polysulfides,' which includes lime sulfur. EPA found that products containing this chemical as the sole active ingredient were eligible for reregistration.Some registrants canceled products, but this was not due to any action by EPA.”

Dale Kemer, Press Officer, Office of Media Relations U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC 20460”




Share Your Photos

Changes? Questions? Pride? All reasons to share your photos on this site.

Willis from Puerto Rico recently sent a picture of his unique pink pixie variegated Bougainvillea



New Bonsai-Mary Pages

The Bonsai-Mary advertising page is up and running. If you know someone who has quality products, let them know my ads are a large size and a small price!

Another new page is about Bonsai Display Tables



RSS?

Have you subscribed to the BonsaiMary RSS yet?

If not, you may be missing out on special news.

I send out items you may be interested in, including your announcements of bonsai events. Last week, I sent out RSS notices to let you know:

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued a new Plant Hardiness Map There are some changes in zones, and you can now link to the map with your zip code.

Also, the new bonsai stamps are now available from the United States Postal Service!





You can see all RSS announcements on the 'Bonsai Blog' link on the BonsaiMary home page. (Top left hand column.)



Coming Soon ...

Watch for the Chrysanthemum Bonsai page!




Until next month, I'm looking forward to hearing any ideas and thoughts you may have, and don't forget to tell your bonsai sources about a great advertising opportunity!

Mary Miller



Leave this issue of Bonsai Banter and go to the Bonsai-Mary Home Page