got some funky leaves on my sweet plum bonsai. anyone know what’s going on here?
my lil’ fukien tea tree is bearing (a) fruit! very happy. to celebrate i ate it with a tiny fried egg.
last month i went out of the country for 3 weeks and, despite my fiance’s best efforts, I returned to some very sick and/or dead trees. since then the sweet plum and fukien tea trees have rebounded beautifully. the ginseng ficus (“ai weiwei”) is still pretty sad, and jennifer juniper is obviously totally dead.
soon after my return, the dwarf brush cherry (bottom pic) suffered a traumatic fall from our windowsill to my landlord’s porch below. it was several days before i gained access, and by then it was totally fried. it’s been a tough month over here.
godzilladontplay asked: If u really want you trees to live, specifically juniper, you need ti keep them outdoors. Also teach your parents that the proper viewing angle of bonsai is halfway up the trunk of the tree center wise of the pot.
thanks for the comments! if you scroll down you will see that my juniper was outside (yes, ‘was.’ this isn’t how i planned to break the bad news, but i’ll update soon) in a window box. i don’t have any real outdoor space, which is definitely a challenge. point well taken, though.
as for proper viewing angle, allow me to respectfully submit that moving around the bonsai reveals new and interesting things. perhaps the angle you describe is indeed best for photographing, but seeing trees in person should allow for freer, more intimate interaction.
here are a few pics from the brooklyn botanic garden yesterday, soon after proposing to my beautiful girlfriend under the cherry blossom trees! i considered popping the question in the bonsai museum, but i don’t think she would have appreciated it as much as me..
this delightful (and, depending on how you feel about squirrel genitalia, somewhat discomfiting) pic comes to us from my sister in ann arbor, michigan. the succulent guy on the right, despite its apparent stabilization issue, looks expertly anchored and happy. i can’t tell if the juniper is yellowing, basking in a glorious ray of sunshine, or perhaps variegated?