Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A few years ago someone introduced me to the art of Bonsai. Wanting to give this gardening technique a try, I purchases several small bonsai plants. It wasn't long before they were gone - dead - defunct! I was deflated. However, I had purchased several intro to bonsai type books at Half Price Books so I continued to study the matter. And eventually I discovered that not all bonsai has to be small exotic plants; that one can create interesting plants simply by pruning and reshaping common household plants. I have had much more luck - and much more fun - with this simplified and less precise method. These are some plants I've been playing with this summer.