Monday, June 28, 2010

New York: Sean Justice's Ginkgo Tree seeds try and it sprouted!

(excerpts from considering pictures | sean justice > open journal)

"I'm up again. Third try. Hiroshi's ginko seeds are in the dirt this week.

A favorite project from this past year is Hiroshi Sunairi's Tree Project. I've documented two previous attempts at growing a seed from the hibaku trees in Hiroshima -- the trees that survived the atomic bomb. Unfortunately, both of those attempts ended badly (view those posts by clicking on the keyword "tree project").

But with Hiroshi's encouragement, I'm going for another attempt. This time I've planted ginko seeds."

--- Sean Justice
To read the whole post at

(excerpts from considering pictures | sean justice > open journal)

"Wow — perhaps? — I can't believe there's a sprout already. But here it is. I'm skeptical, however. It might not be a gingko. What is it supposed to look like?"

--- Sean Justice

To read the whole post at

Congratulations, Sean!!

Some Ginkgo Germination tips from Sean

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Northern NJ: Ya-wen Chang's Ginkgo, "George" sprouted!


I'd like you to meet George. He was planted four weeks ago, along with his two siblings. I almost gave up hope after 3 weeks or so, but then George came out to say hi earlier this week.

I'll let you know how he's doing and if I end up seeing the rest of his family. :)


ps. I received your seeds while I was living in DC, but am now in northern NJ.

Joetsu city, Niigata Prefecture, Japan: Michio Horikawa's Persimmon growing!!

昨年の私が推進して来ている「Blue Sky Project」への参加作品として、砂入さんより三種類の種が送られて来ました。私なりのそれを鉢に入れて根を出そうと努めたら柿だけが芽を出してくれました。そして無事冬を越して間もなく発芽1年目を迎えることになります。現在の木の高さは20cmです。」
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Persimmon growing strong!!

And, His annual curated group show about peace, "Blue Sky Project" is happening again this summer. If you are interested, contact at

New York: Chie Kawasaki and Satoru Eguchi's Persimmon and Chinese Parasol Tree seedlings are growing strong!

Their persimmon has gotten so big and very beautiful!

Their Parasol coming back to life. Parasol trees are tropical plants, so during the winter they sheds their leaves during the winter.

砂入さん、Hi, Sunairi-san,

ご無沙汰です。Long time no see
近況というか、冬の間に落ちた葉っぱが出てこなくて,During the winter, leaves fell, so I was worried,
心配してたけど、2,3日前にやっと出てきました。 but then a couple of days ago, finally it came back

もう一つは着々と大きくなってます! Now it is growing strong ever

えぐち Eguchi

Spain: Blanca de la Torre’s Hibaku Sendan has bloomed

Hiroshi, one of your trees has bloomed!!!!! :) -Blanca de la Torre