Sunday, January 6, 2008

Our Little Bundle of Joy

Yes it's true. There has been a new addition to the family. It's a bonsai tree! And I have decided that he is a boy. He is a cascading juniper, age 6, and has already received 2 years of training. Ash and I are thrilled to welcome him into our home. He was a gift from my brother, who departed yesterday after three happy weeks of visiting.

Like all young things, the little fellow is going to need some care. Baths every couple of days (no kidding), regular spritzing with a mister (to encourage good behavior), feeding (with fertilizer) between the months of April and October, and pruning twice a year (so that he can grow and develop into the lovely grown-up bonsai we know he can be).

The first line of business is picking a name for our bonsai. And it needs to be a good one, because he is going to be part of the family for a long time. Bonsais can live to be 400 to 600 years old, and if all goes well, we will be able to pass him on to our grandchildren some day! So I'm taking suggestions. Bonsai names.... Any thoughts?

9 comments:

evan said...

Sweet! Brings back memories of The Karate Kid Part 2! Anyone else?

Ashkon said...

Part 3? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEwKQU8FVz0&feature=related

amy said...

oohh, he's lovely. can we call him poopadoshastraturandum?

Ashkon said...

How about "Addi-san" in honour of the one who gave us the bonsai?

shirin sahba said...

how about something dignified & classic, like Hughbert? or Bartholomew?

evan said...

You're right, it is Part 3. Why did I think it was Part 2? I guess cuz he goes to Japan in that one. As for names, how about Treebeard? Or Whomping Willow? Or... ooh, wait... The White Tree of Gondor! Yes, I think that settles it!

shirin sahba said...

love, i hope you don't mind i've linked your blog on mine...is that alright??

shirin sahba said...

that's wonderful! thanks darling...

ews said...

Guys, these are fabulous ideas. I will have to think seriously about them. Amy, I love the name you have suggested, but we are saving that for something even more important.