Tuesday, August 31, 2010
"Last December, Hiroshi kindly gave me this large plant that had full of leaves on its branch when he had a solo exhibition in Horticultural Society of New York.
After his exhibition had finished, I took the plant to my apartment. but the leaves started falling off because of the cold wether.............One day in June, while I was going out, I put the pots on the fire escape to give them sun light. that was the time a big squirrel I had sometimes saw came and dug the soil in the pots and bit the plants at its root..........to read all the texts along with his beautiful pictures, take a look at http://www.flickr.com/photos/katsuhirosaiki/sets/72157624816952658/with/4931031039/
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
"Dear Mr. Sunairi, I planted all the Plantanus seeds I received at the end of May after following the germination recommendations. Only one sprouted (*though its a perfect one!) This is 2 weeks after sprouting near the end of July. Best Regards"
Monday, August 16, 2010
She was in the show at the Horticultural Society. They took very good care of her. They said she was very healthy. She did have a little bit of a white bug type thing under her leaves and they explained that that often times comes from the soil that we buy in the store. They sprayed her leaves with dish soap and water and the little white bugs left.
We brought her home and I got concerned that the underside of her leaves were going to get the bugs again so I started misting under her leaves. I have no idea if I'm right about this but I feel like it made her feel tickled and good because now she's been growing like crazy!
I've sent 3 pictures. One of them shows a leaf that is not the typical shape. It is kind of heart-shaped. Is this normal for persimmons? There were two and then one grew out into the typical oval leaf shape. The other one is continuing to be the heart-shape. Anyway, look at her grow!! Have a great day. Very sincerely,"
---Megan Karlen & Jackie Moran
Friday, August 13, 2010
Contemporary artist and friend Hiroshi Sunairi sent a handful of hibaku seeds to Kathmandu in the Summer of 2009 as part of the "Tree Project." During the making of the documentary "Other Nature," third gender activist Bhumika Shrestha and Director Nani S. Walker planted hibaku seeds. One year later...two Chinaberry trees grow in Kathmandu.
Camera: Pramod Karki
Music: Binod Katuwal
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The one in the peach colored planter is almost a year old- I remember I planted it in September of last year. It's already been re-potted once, but I think he's just about ready for a larger pot! I keep this one by my studio area and it watches me paint and type on my computer! The one in the green pot is about three months old. This one lives in the kitchen and keeps the potted herbs company. Thank you and I hope to keep better contact with you."