Bonsai (pronounced bone sigh) combines creativity with gardening. This hobby is highly addictive. Once you trim and wire a tree, you let let it sit for about six months until you remove the wire. The next wiring is a few years off, and outside of a few trimmings a year and daily waterings, you leave the tree alone. This just makes you want to buy another tree (and another and another) to hone your skills and try out new ideas.
My first bonsai. About a one year old juniper.
The first bonsai I trimmed and wired myself. A six to seven year old juniper.
This is a Bahamian cherry tree I trimmed and wired at a local class. The tree is about seven years old and bears fruit. Several people at the nursery remarked this would be a fantastic tree in about 15 years. Bonsai also teaches patience.
A jade plant clipping I rooted.
Below are images from the local bonsai nursery.
I find it amazing a small town like DeLand has a bonsai nursery. Check out Schley’s Bonsai for all your tiny tree needs.