Sunday, 29 March 2009

Bonsai.

For those of you who have read my previous blog entries, you'll know that i have the habit of buying plants from my workplace because i cannot bear to see precious and lovely plants being thrown away due to "poor quality" and expired sell-by date. Last night, to my delight, i managed to add another collection to my 'plant sanctuary' and it was a beautiful and precious little bonsai called Carmona bonsai, also known as Fukien Tea Bonsai originated from China. And the poor thing was taken off the shelf because of poor visual quality and it would have faced the fate of being chucked into the blue bin at the end of the night. On the box that the bonsai plant came in, it was mentioned that the bonsai had been grown in the native China for the past 7 to 8 years !!! When i saw that, i knew i couldn't let it be thrown away and despite it looking limp and unhealthy, i bought the bonsai and felt immensely proud of it. The only thing i need to do now is look up lots of information about it and nurse it back to health.



As you can see from the picture, it is not looking its best now (the exact reason it was taken off the shelf) so it will need lots of tender loving care. It's not a great picture and the backdrop looks a bit silly with Mario grinning at the back but you can see it's got such a lovely shape to it and the main branch has been carefully trained through the years with wires and i am sure quite a lot of effort and hardwork must have been put into that.

Will keep posting pictures of its progress (if it doesn't die on me because apparently this species is quite a challenge even to an experienced bonsai grower) and hopefully in a month's time i'll be able to post the picture of a healthy looking Carmona bonsai on this blog.

6 comments:

Miss Mathew said...

Get well soon Carmona!!!!

PengPeng said...

Carmona is feeling better already fil !! X.

summer_xtacy said...

http://www.bonsaigardener.org/fukien-tea-bonsai.html

tiee said...

You go girl! What a saviour. Hey I should tag u as the saviour in FB. hehe...For Carmona (what a sweet name) get well soon.

PengPeng said...

Thanks peeps. Carmona sends her love. (somehow it looks like a 'her') X)

ash said...

Yeah I should have tagged you as the saviour. Any plant that falls into my hands seem to make a determined concerted effort to glare furiously at my ineptitude (and sloth) or simply...to quietly give up and die.

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