04 January 2010

Bonsai Tree: The beginning

I reckon Bonsai trees are simply awesome and I have contemplated getting one for quite a while now but knew that if taken care of at home it would quickly become neglected and therefore die (this seems to happen far too frequently so I no longer trust myself with living beings lol).  However, I have heaps of free time at work and upon walking by a store that sells them my impulsiveness got the better of me and I bought one!

Contrary to what many might think, I was not naive enough to think that these things would grow over night,  but I would be lying if I didn't say that it is just a tad disheartening when I discovered how slow these things really are lol.  Even the instructions on the box breaths the importance of patience... hmm, so... how long till mine looks like this?



I got this from Wikipedia which claims this took 112 years... are you kidding me!?...

I guess this could get passed down a generation... or two, or five.  Some day these may be worth millions when Humans have deforested the entire planet, which seems a likely scenario the rate we are going.  Anyways, I followed the instructions and this is what I ended up with... the box is obviously where it came from, I apparently have a Tasmanian Eucalyptus Tree (side note: far out 'eucalyptus' is a hard word to spell!  Seriously, without peeking, try and spell it) with that little pathetic capsule on the left my seeds, locked away in a plastic container with some holes jabbed in the bottom which will (supposedly) suck up the water from the saucer.



As you can tell, I like to live life on the wild side that's for sure.

Ok, so, what's the next step?  Wait a few days, watering periodically and watch in amazement as my seeds spring to life, sprouting a seedling in no time!?  Not quite... well far from it actually, to further enhance the virtue of patience it now requires, and I quote "Place in a dry, dark cool place (such as a cupboard) and wait 3 to 12 weeks for seedlings to appear, refilling the sauce pan with water every 3 days".

...

.....

........


Oh come on! 3 to 12 weeks!?  And at the very least I can't even keep it on my desk for myself and others to see?  He now lives in one of my drawers at work lol.



Well once it gets started it will be really cool to have at work.  I work 5 days a week, all year round, so there is ample time to take care of it (unlike at home) and I may take it with me from job to job... or not, we shall see lol.  I will keep a progress update every now and again to keep track of it... although I am not predicting many updates haha...

3 comments:

sabbii said...

Awesome. I hope it grows soon :)

Kate said...

Good luck working on your green fingers and your Bonsai. I hope you have more luck than I usually do at anything horticultural! :-)

Kate x
http://search-for-the-perfect10.blogspot.com

Out of Sync said...

Hehe thanks guys. I usually have a uncanny knack of killing things so we shall see how I go. As of now though it is flying along!

Post a Comment