So do I but I'm not complaining about it. If I had a heated greenhouse or sunroom, of course it would be farther along by far. "We don't go to war with the army we want, we go to war with the army we have." -Ulysses S. Grant.
Here's the newest photo of the ficus, from 07/29/2011.
I like the way the upper trunk has grown so well as to take its proper place in the trunk line. I'll eventually disguise the branch transition on the left.
This is the back:
Minwax to the rescue, my friend! I've let it weather for a few months, now I'm going to brush it with a wire brush and paint with minwax wood hardener. Yeah, the privet has been a very pleasant surprise for me.
This tree is actually about 14-16 inches tall. The base is probably over six inches in diameter. I've never actually measured it!
Here's what it looked like when I dug it 2 years ago. At that time it was over 30 inches tall. You can see the leader I actually went with poking up from the V. Hard...
Former Oklahoman Frank Kroeker has many nice jbp prebonsai you can buy for $50, he is priced way under market. He is now in Topeka, KS, but doesn't really sell over the web. PM me and I'll get you his email.
In the interest of the recently banned Will's ability to defend himself, here's his follow up post in its entirety:
Let me fill you in on other information you seem to have ignored. I have all but one case of your pots still. That’s it, I sent you the sale log and short of 4 pots that...