following a tip from my sister’s friend tim (see his bonsai collection below), i drove out to merrifield garden center when i was in virginia last week. they had a nice selection of pre-bonsai and more mature, expensive trees. i picked out a weeping fig and a young dwarf brush cherry tree. they survived the train ride back to new york, and even took their first subway ride! i ended up giving the weeping fig to my girlfriend’s sister. in a few months i’m planning to repot the dwarf brush cherry and try to train it into a tight spherical shape.