Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tamahi ( fertilizer ) 玉肥

It has been cloudy with occasional showers here in Osaka, Japan.

Trees got the fertilizer which is called Tamahi.
Tama means ball and Hi means fertilizer in Japanese.
It is organic fertilizer. The main materials are oil cake and bone powder.
Those are kneaded, made ball and dried.
Tamahi is dissolved by water little by little, so it takes effect in long term.

Some species love fertilizer. For example, Japanese cedar, Japanese apricot, gardenia, Crape myrtle, zelkova, beech, gingko, etc... Give them enough fertilizer.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Shimpaku juniper fruits 真柏狩り

I've been cutting wires off for nearly 1 month. Luckily, I got another work!
It is picking fruits up from Shimpaku juniper!
I did the same work last year at this season.

This tree has got a plenty of fruits. It's adorable but those fruits put much strain on the tree.
We should pick fruits up.
Some of them are mint green color. And others are lime green color.

I collected more than 200 fruits. I wish I could plant those seeds.
But Shimpaku Juniper grew up slowly. When I became a grandma, it would be grown tree.

I'll back to my work ( cutting wires all day for 1 month). See you!