by Janis Brett Elspas
Gardenia Bonsai that's available by mail for $49.99 from Proflowers.com
This is definitely a novel gift idea either for yourself or to send to someone special whether for a special occasion or "just because." For example, this would be a beautiful gift for someone who has an extended illness or to show your appreciation to one of your kid's teachers at school.
I followed the directions watering from the bottom by placing the pot in 2" of water to soak for about 20 minutes. I also obeyed the instructions to keep it out of direct sunlight -- even placing it outside at night so the cool evening air would stimulate the buds to finish developing and to open.
We are on a 4-week family roadtrip that I am blogging about for MommyBlogExpert.blogspot.com now so I will have to get back to you with an update on Cutie-Pie's health later this summer. I have a friend plant-sitting for me this Bonsai, though, so I know she is being well cared for. But I will definitely keep you posted -- I'm hoping to have good news soon and will post additional pictures after we get home from this trip.
PLEASE COMMENT--Whether you are new to Bonsai Trees or an expert on the subject I'd love to hear about your own experiences with this type of intriguing plant.
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