Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Current Inspirations- Bonsai!


I've been obsessed with Bonsais ever since I came across a bonsai book at the library almost five years ago.  I was so excited that as soon as I got home I went and dug up a little shrub in my moms yard and trimmed it into a bonsai. 

Sadly I have had terrible luck with growing them and last year my first little bonsai tree got attack by terrible mealy bugs and never recovered. I was so sad and kind of gave up trying to make bonsais. But within the last month I got re-inspired!

I love the classic Japanese Maple ones.

As soon as I saw this chili pepper bonsai, I ran outside and dug up one of my pepper plants!  It's not doing so hot right now though....

I think this is so neat with the little water part.

I am on the hunt for the perfect rock formation so I can make one like this.

I can hardly believe this is real!!

And these are my sad little guys so far. I have two maples, two mimosas, a cluster of willow oaks and one unidentified one.  If I can keep them alive through the winter I think they will be looking good in the spring!

To me it's much more fun to dig little sprouts out of the ground and watch them grow, than to buy a mature tree. (And cheaper too!) I've tired buying little shrubs from garden stores and trimming them into bonsais, but they ended up dying in the great mealy bug attack of '13. -_- 


12 comments:

  1. A chili pepper bonsai, that's amazing and so cute! :)
    xo Hannah

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  2. these are really cool, though! i have to admit i'm not very familiar with this subject, but it looks awesome. the chili pepper one is amazing.

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  3. I love the one with the water! I think it's so neat that you're making bonsais from things in your yard. I've never been able to keep any of my plants alive... Shawn's the one with the green thumb in this house :)

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    1. I have to admit, I've lost my fair share of plants too!

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  4. oh my gosh the pepper one is ADORABLE! Is that how peppers actually grow- on plants like tomatoes? Ive never thought of where they came from and now my mind is kind of boggled haha

    xo marlen
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    1. Yeah I hadn't really thought about it either before I started my vegetable garden!

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  5. The are so pretty. Nice to add to small paces.

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  6. Beautiful post!
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  7. Those are all some gorgeous specimens. Bonzai is definitely a hobby for the patient enthusiast. I hope someday we have some as cool to display. Ps...is one of yours a privet?
    xo ♥mom

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