Saturday, February 13, 2016

Bonsai the yoga of gardening

I always been interested in the art of Bonsai; over the years I tried unsuccessfully to grow a few bonsai plants in my garden, and managed to kill most.  As you can see from the photos below, this bonsai was a gift many years ago and by chance and luck it survived.  Today I put some of the knowledge I acquired from a couple of books to work and here is the final result. Not exactly a perfect bonsai, but it is a start.   

The bonsai phase of my gardening career will have to wait for my retirement years.  To do justice to this ancient art, it will take lots of time and patience, something I’m lacking at this time.  I know that I will need to take a few classes and join a local club to consider myself a novice, but It seems to me that anyone that takes the time and has the patience to create such beautiful trees, is a person that is at peace with the universe. (I want some of that)

This week at the DragonFly Garden

Last week we hosted my daughter’s baby shower.  We had over thirty guests, the weather cooperated and the garden was a success.

The guest of honor

These Monk Parakeets visited the feeder this week.  These guys are not native to the area, but have become quite comfortable in South Florida.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Congrats on the new soon-to-be grandchild. That's an exciting event to look forward to this year. Your daughter is very beautiful and elegant looking. It was a nice idea to have the party set up in your garden. The setting looks beautiful, and I'm glad the weather cooperated. Let us know when the new family member shows up.