I have always wanted a Bonsai. I tried to make one about 15 years ago, but I failed miserably. Mainly because I didn’t put in the care and effort needed to keep it alive. So why not try again..? I am using this as a zen inspired activity. Keeping it watered and trimmed from time to time will help to calm and relax.

I picked up a small juniper since they are the heartiest and easiest to form. I took it out of the plastic pot and planted it into a new clay pot. Unfortunately the pot I do have is a tad large for the roots. A healthy bonsai needs to have the roots trimmed as well as the branches. Unless I want the tree to grow fairly large. So another transplant may occur by the end of summer. We’ll see how it does.

Then came the time to trim away almost everything. A bit of wire was used to help form the branches. This is just the start of my bonsai. Keeping it trimmed and cared for will be ongoing for the remainder of my time. And a desperate hope to keep it alive…

Wish me luck in my Zen Adventure.


  1. Salem Bishop · April 17, 2019

    Wow you gave it quite a good trim! It’s looking nice. I like the way you planted it just a little crooked. I just got a bonsai set off Amazon and will be attempting a few from seeds, as well as a few from cuttings in my yard. I tend to jump in the deep end with new hobbies haha.

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    • Josef Havelka · April 17, 2019

      Diving right in is sometimes the best way to go. Good luck with your bonsais!


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  3. Bonsaiplace · May 29, 2019

    Good luck. Good start.


  4. africanbirding · November 19, 2019

    Reblogged this on Wolf's Birding and Bonsai Blog.


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