Friday, March 31, 2006


You may remember a while back I posted about two bonsai trees I bought; one for my son and the other for my daughter.
My son immediatly painted a backdrop for the bonsai tree, so it wouldn't feel lonely or out of place, and he painted one for my daughter's tree too. My daughter put her bonsai in her bedroom, and also found a painted fan she got in a Korean shop in New Jersey, and a Chinese calendar we got at our local Chinese take-out store. My daughter's tree grew and grew!
Now it looks like it has two huge bunny ears or antennae. My daughter refuses to trim her tree, claiming it's Happy.
(It looks estatic - you have to admit.)
My son's tree is much more sedate
(I put the two together for comparison - my son trims his tree, waters it, and keeps it from drafts.)
But I love my daughter's exhuberant tree. It's no longer bonzai, it's bonanza!


Lyn Cash said...

What a joy it must be to watch those trees and see your children's personalities! I love this!

Jona said...

I always wanted a bonzai, but never got around to getting one - yours look great, and if houseplants didn't always die on me, I'd be thinking about getting one again!

Bonita said...

What lovely trees -- and what lessons your children are learning with them.


Doug Hoffman said...

I cannot share in your joy. Bonsai trees thrive on discipline. They are the BDSM enthusiasts of the plant world. If you don't bind and prune them, they'll become bonsai bushes.

Gabriele C. said...

Hehe, that's what happened with my parent's. Ny father just couldn't cut down healthy new sprouts and it grew out really wild. In the end he planted it into the garden where it has become a nice big shrub.