Sunday, March 23, 2014
So Much For the Genius....
I did peak in a while later... Zar had abandoned his staircase. He was trying out towers...
I was feeling like I was watching an episode of "The Three Bears".
The first tower was too small... I stood behind the door and watched..
Tessie, with a hand to her head, whined, "You can't see the rest of the house with that thing in the way! It's tooooo big!!!".
Of the three, I think that I like that one the best...But... Who knows what they will end up with.
Right after the photo was snapped, Tessie wandered out of the room...
I heard her voice coming from the family room...
She was crooning to MY new bonsai tree!
Walter went to the street fair down on Fourth Ave., yesterday morning. He knows what I like.
I have never had a bonsai tree, but always thought that they were very pretty. I hesitated to buy one because, knowing my record for growing things... It was likely that I would watch it wither away.
This one is a Fukien Tea tree and comes from that region of southern China. If I succeed in getting it to grow, it will have small white, five petal flowers and after that if I am very lucky, little red cherry like fruit on it. I don't think that they are edible, but one website did say that you could take off the outer red and plant the seed to grow more trees. I may have a whole forest by next year... Wish me luck. I am going to need it, what with trying to keep it healthy and trying to keep Tessie from tromping all over the pot.
I have to go mist the tree now. From what I can tell from websites and the one book that I have on the subject, this little guy likes humidity, one hour of direct sunlight a day and if I can keep it going, it will need to be re potted every once in a while.... As I said before... Wish me luck! I'm going to need it!
See you tomorrow.