Bad Bonsai

The little bonsai tree I salvaged half-dead from the Salisbury Walmart has made an almost miraculous comeback. Like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, it just needed a little love.

To be a proper Bonsai tree I would have to prune this plant and twist it and basically force it to grow into whatever vision of a tree I have in my head.

I just can’t bring myself to do that to this little tree.

So, I’ll stop calling it a Bonsai, plant it in a big pot and call it what it is: a tree.

Patrick's desk bonsai