Sunday, August 28, 2011
My brother Phillip who lives in Florida sent this beautiful bonsai, a Gardenia Japonica, to my sister Linda. It is really a gorgeous one, very healthy. It requires sun and constant care. Linda was afraid she would lose it during this delicate time in her life, so she asked me if I could take care of it for awhile. Of course, I could not deny her. I am a lover of the bonsai. I went out for a walk with my mother and found a rock to put under the tree to "landscape" it. It is a large rock. It reminded me of the kind of rock that we would find, climb, and jump off of as children.
It had two buds on it. One dropped off which distressed me. But the second one bloomed. It sits in the west window of my apartment and gets sun all afternoon. Every day I pick it for spent leaves. I dote over it. I let it soak in a sink full of water every three days for an hour. The perfect life!!
I tried to get a close up of the flower, but, as many pictures of it as I took from as many angles, they all came out blurry. This is as good as it got.