Brussel's DT3066AZ Satsuki Azalea Outdoor Bonsai Tree
by Brussel's Bonsai
Grown as bonsai in Japan for centuries
5 years old, 8 inches tall
Satsuki azalea bonsai; deciduous, outdoor tree
With small, round leaves and large, pink flowers blooming from May to June, this broadleaf flowering bonsai is packed with stems for a gorgeous late spring show. Though the Satsuki Azalea has just one flower per stem, the shrub has so many stems that during the flowering season they are a solid mass of color. Grown in Japan for centuries, the Satsuki Azalea's graceful trunk movement adds distinct shape to the patio, deck or garden. This particular bonsai is 5 years old and stands 8 inches tall. Although evergreens can be displayed indoors for short periods of time, they need to experience seasonal changes and should be kept outside year round.
Brussels grows specimens only under carefully controlled conditions, meticulously training each tree with wire and pruning over a period of years. If upon the tree's arrival some leaves have dropped or turned slightly brown that does not mean the bonsai is unhealthy. Defoliation is the natural result of being in the low-light environment of a shipping box. When you receive your tree, place the box in a shaded area to unpack. Inspect tree for damage to branches or leaves. Water soil if dry, and place the tree in shade for at least one week before moving to a sunny location.
What is a Bonsai? Literally, the Japanese word "bonsai" means "tray tree" or "plant grown in a pot." The term refers to the artistic techniques used to capture the natural beauty of trees, rather than a specific variety of tree. A full-grown tree and a bonsai can be grown from the same seed--the bonsai has simply been dwarfed and shaped through years of training. For more information on care and training visit Brussel's Bonsai on the Web.
Want to add a touch of decorative spice to your home? Well, this carefully crafted South American bougainvillea hanging basket will do just that and is sure to be a hit among family and friends. Three delicate pastel petals surround a mix of tiny cream colored flowers. Lush alternating ovate leaves are a nice compliment to this otherwise feminine styled arrangement. Long cascading vines extend gracefully around a traditional wicker planter.
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Spring, plants, fresh grass, the smell of good earth and food gathering, and the reminder that the earth refreshes itself every year. I once did a series on preparedness and different plants that one could eat, use for medicine and that sort of thing – in truth, one can never be prepared enough in my consideration. That said, let me take the time to say that there is much to be considered when talking about herbs, plants, food and medicine. If ever the “powers that be” try to starve a section of the population – pull up that series again.
Much of what I’m going to blog about today comes from the book by Fances Densmore, HOW INDIANS USE WILD PLANTS FOR FOOD, MEDICINE, & CRAFTS. But let me start by quoting this section, because I found it fascinating: From page 323 (the book starts on page 285):
”In the old days the Indians had few diseases, and so there was not a demand for a large variety of medicines. A medicine man usually treated one special disease and treated it successfully. He did this in accordance with his dream. A medicine man would not try to dream of all herbs and treat all diseases, for then he could not expect to succeed in all nor to fulfill property the dream of any one herb or animal. He would depend on too many and fail in all. That is one reason why our medicine men lost their power when so many diseases cam among us with the advent of the white man.” This was said by a Sioux and is quoted in the book.
And one more quote from the book: “It is a teaching of the Midewiwin that every tree, bush, and plant has a use.”
This is the legend of Winabojo and the Birch Tree. Winabojo was a human being who was mysterious and had many powers. As the legend goes, Winabojo was taken by the Thunderbird to his nest, where Winabojo became a play object of the Thunderbird’s children. However, the Thunderbirds didn’t realize their power and Winabojo became afraid that they would...
The start of the first PC game played for this channel. A game by PopCap, and quite a good one at that. Pretty much the game is you plant plants to defend your house against the waves of zombies out to eat your brains.
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