So my wife is a lot more perceptive than I could ever have asked for. I’ve been trying to find something to help me turn my brain off. I work from home 4 days a week, and I’ve had some trouble turning off after I’m done, so I wanted to find a hobby. I went to the library recently to pick up something to read, and for once, didn’t pick up a fantasy novel. I grabbed one on Tai Chi, and a pair of beginner Bonsai books.
I haven’t touched the Tai Chi one, and picked up a few more on Bonsai, interested in the different varieties of tree, and how some are easier than others, and other things.
I wasn’t even try to lay out a hint or anything, I’m just not that subtle. So the day before my birthday, my friend J comes over with his son to wish me a happy birthday, he was flying the next day and wanted to be there to wish me a happy birthday. I came downstairs, and he and my wife have a cheshire grin between them.
Funny thing is, I saw it at his house a week or so before and remarked on it. He gave me some kind of non-committal answer about it, and I forgot all about it.
So this is Treebeard, and you can see, he’s pretty small 🙂 That’s Pluto, my cat from hell sniffing around him. It’s a Mt. Fuji Serissa tree.
As you can see, it’s roots are elevated from the soil, and you can really see through them. It’s about 7 yrs old now, so it’s a pretty sturdy tree already.
There are several trunks to play with, I’m going to go to a gardening center nearby to get some tools (and advice) on how to train it. IE: bending the branches to move them into a more separated structure.
The neat thing about this tree is the fact that it has multiple blooming periods, so there will be small white flowers on it during the year.
Right now, I’m just going to concentrate on trimming it back for now and watering it properly and we’ll see what happens.
So here is my post for day 2 of this year of my life. 🙂