Published: March 25, 2018
by Tobias Pleyer
Tags: bonsai

I bought myself a Bonsai

I was always fascinated by the art of bonsai. When I was still a kid I convinced my parents to buy me one. I died within the first year.

After that I didn’t buy any trees anymore for many years, until this year, when I was tempted to buy one again. I was looking so cute and I decided to take it.

The plant is a little Szechuan pepper from China, approx. 3 years old.

The Beginning

These are the pictures of the plant as I bought it.

The bonsai as I bought it in the shop
The bonsai as I bought it in the shop
The bonsai as I bought it in the shop, another angle
The bonsai as I bought it in the shop, another angle

I invested in a couple of tools, not much just enough to do the wiring and ferilize the tree. Here are the tools I bought

My first tools for bonsai treatment
My first tools for bonsai treatment

The tools are:

  • 2 concave pliers
  • 3 different strengths of bonsai wire
  • Bonsai liquid fertilizer
  • Drainage screens for re-potting

After the first wiring

After cleaning the foliage and my first attempt of wiring the tree looked like that

My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring
My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring
My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring, second picture
My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring, second picture
My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring, third picture
My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring, third picture
My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring, fourth picture
My bonsai after the first attempt of wiring, fourth picture