my dad’s new juniper looks very happy in their backyard
here’s a little fukien tea tree. i was gonna give it to my girlfriend’s sister for xmas, but it looked too sickly and sad. it’s lost a bunch of leaves and i’m trying to nurture it back to health.
i had the chance to catch up with my mom’s purple flowering bougainvillea. she used a rubber band to train some new growth into a weeping shape. it’s a cool idea and i can’t wait to see how it turns out! it’s surely come a long way since last christmas, when it was looking pretty sickly.
a couple days before christmas i went to see my sister’s friend tim’s bonsai collection. in addition to dispensing some good advice and general words of encouragement, he was gracious enough to let me photograph a few of his favorites. these were shacked up for winter in his cool, decently-naturally-lit basement. he also had some trees outside, but i didn’t get any good pics of them.
bonjourtiff asked: Hi. I own a Serissa Bonsai tree but I'm having a hard time taking care of it caue it like, gives me the wrong signals. I read that to be able to know if a serissa needs to be watered, you have to check the soil. If the soil is dry then it needs water. That is my basis in watering my tree but then there were alot of yellow leaves coming out. :( what should i do?
hi thanks for the question! unfortunately, based on the sad fate of my own serissa, i’m not in the position to give authoritative advice. i will say, however, that some yellow leaves are to be expected, so don’t worry too much about that. you’re right to pay attention to the soil. good luck!
i hope you all had/are having happy holidays! i’m back in new york after a few wonderful days with my family in virginia. i have lots of bonsai pics to share, so stay tuned! to start, here’s a lil’ figurine. i bought a few from bonsai of brooklyn as stocking stuffers and obviously kept one for myself.