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Liz Tried Her Hand at the Art of Bonsai

Since the family is visiting , Erika wanted to see her longtime friend Liz.  We drove out to the country today to see  Liz and her family’s new home and all the hard work they have done (continue to do) to make it spectacular.  During the house tour she shared her attempt at Bonsai.  

She made us smile.  It can’t be easy.

I should have asked her more about it but the little brown growth had a prime spot in a sunny window in the kitchen, even though it had seen better days.

Not sure if she took a workshop or class.

Bonsai Tree

 

 

 

Here ‘s a link to the Brooklyn Botanic article on Bonsai  Small Tree, Big Heart by Julian Velasco

 

 

And here is one of the photographs of a Bonsai tree at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden I took in June when I visited my sister.

Probably more what Liz had in mind.  Bonsai means “planted in a tray” and the definition and history is here

 

Bonsai Tree Brooklyn 3 (3)

8 responses

  1. I’ve a number of plants around here that look just like Liz’s. I had no idea they were bonsai. When will they start to look like the ones in the article? :)

    August 15, 2013 at 12:10 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    Oops. Bonsai is an interesting art. Mine would probably turn out like Liz’s if I tried.

    August 15, 2013 at 7:06 am

  3. Poor little bonsai…

    August 15, 2013 at 9:11 am

  4. I’ve had several looking like Liz’s & they weren’t even bonsai! :)

    August 15, 2013 at 9:24 am

  5. Gail Radley

    I hope Liz tries again

    August 15, 2013 at 9:33 am

  6. I have the same same level of expertise I’m afraid! Loved the bonsai image though

    August 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  7. Love to see bonsai. Poor little plant in Liz’s pot. :(

    September 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

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