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“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
'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
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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
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