Bonsai Bonanza!

Yesterday I had to work. You see, when an investigator is assigned a report, we must make contact with the victims within 24 hours. If we don’t, we must make a daily attempt to see them until we do make contact or until it becomes obvious they aren’t to be found. So I spent my Sunday afternoon driving a couple hours to this family’s home, stay long enough to realize they’re not there, then turn around and return back. I decided to stop by Bonsai by Dori to treat myself.

Bonsai by Dori is located on Highway 231 in Cottondale, Florida, on the way to Panama City Beach.

Here are some of the lovely bonsai they have on display. Dori told me they grew most, but the larger display bonzai came from China. 069 068 - Copy 067 066 065 064 I decided to treat myself to a bonsai. It’s a juniper!

I love it!



46 thoughts on “Bonsai Bonanza!

  1. I am not a fan of bonsai because I am sure I would kill it. These are absolutely stunning. I would try it again if there were such beautiful varieties around here. I wonder what the cats would say?

  2. Glad you’re treating yourself! Several cat rescuers in our group are also in your position, you need something to heal over the things you see.

  3. Ooooh! Bonsai! My grandpa used to like them and had some in our tiny yard. They are a little difficult to look after. 🙂

  4. Hey Jen,

    You really hit the target with this one. I LOVE Bonsai. I don’t have any but I do have about 12-20 acorns from a couple of Willow Oaks we had in our backyard last year and I intend to start my own. These Willow Oak will make such beautiful Bonsai. I have never done this before so I will need to read a bit first but if I can just live long enough, I expect great things from them. I intend to choose three or four and concentrate on them. perhaps add a few more of other species as I find good candidates. Peace Jen and Rumpy and the cats too.

    1. Ooh! That sounds exciting! I got a handout with my bonsai. Apparently I have to trim the roots once per year, water it daily in the summer, and treat regularly for spider mites.

  5. How pretty. I know you did your research on whether they’re safe for dogs and cats. Like we couldn’t believe when we recently found out that those bamboo stalks in water they sell are toxic to cats, not that we had one but now we know not to get one.

  6. How beautiful. Have you ever tried to bonsai a tree yourself? It must take lots of patience to train them into those lovely shapes. And junipers don’t even eat cookies. 🙂

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