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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Jim Doiron on April 01, 2012, 10:52 AM

Title: Bonsai with children
Post by: Jim Doiron on April 01, 2012, 10:52 AM
This was taken last week.  My kids are getting old enough that I can set them on something and let them "help".  The tree they are both torturing with safety scissors is a brazilian rain tree that I have had for a while but haven't done much with. 
The other photo is my daughter removing the flowers on a sand cherry to get better growth out of it.  Then we repotted this ugly duckling burt davi ficus. My daughter was all about stabbing at it with a chop stick, now she refers to it as "our tree".  The funniest part was after it was all over she said, "daddy you make a really good Japanese".  I don't remember even telling her where bonsai come from? Smart little girl.
Title: Re: Bonsai with children
Post by: Chrisl on April 01, 2012, 06:17 PM
Very cute kids ya got there Jim! 
Title: Re: Bonsai with children
Post by: leila on April 01, 2012, 07:15 PM
I can't wait to teach my baby nephew about tree-lovin'
Title: Re: Bonsai with children
Post by: Jim Doiron on April 03, 2012, 04:46 PM
Thanks, it's great really.  A win-win. I get time with my trees, the kids get time outside learning how to be passionate about something, my wife gets time without the kids underfoot. everybody is happy. Jim