Thursday, July 23, 2015

Bonsai Love

After our trip from the Philippines, we stopped over for a couple of days in San Diego.
Of course, with kids in tow, we had to go to the world-famous San Diego Safari Zoo.

I thought it was just all animals there, I was so surprised to see beautiful garden exhibits as well. 
One in particular, made me just swoon and got stuck in my mind all the way home - 
The Bonsai Pavillion.

Here are some of my favorites...

Foemina Juniper

Hollywood Juniper


Precumbean Juniper

Another beautiful Juniper

Ficus Forest

The whole garden is just magnificent and the San Diego Bonsai Club should be mighty proud.

And because of that I just have to have one in our home and you probably noticed them when I showed you our BLUE SUMMER LIVING ROOM .

My little juniper bonsai

 This juniper needs outdoor light too though. So I bring it out every 3 days for some sun.

I also have this other one...

I think it is what you call a FICUS Bonsai
 I got this one from IKEA years ago and it has held up pretty well!
I also got this for a song, so happy with this one too and definitely just great as an indoor plant.
No need for bringing it out into the sun, I just water it once a week and spritz some water on the leaves too whenever I remember. My kind of plant, LOW-MAINTENANCE!

And because of this new love, I've started looking at online Bonsai stores. 
The prices and shipping are pretty reasonable, but I wonder about the quality.

Any of you have had experience buying Bonsai online? Or any tips on taking care of these beautiful plants?

Have  A Great Weekend!



  1. They are gorgeous, Vel and love the blue and white pots they are in…now I'm needing a bonai plant!! Happy Thursday ~

  2. I've never had a Bonsai plant, but yours are so pretty! I love that they're low maintenance too. That's always a plus! :)

  3. I love the cypress and the forest...they really are like tiny little forests! Adorable!

  4. Love the bonsai. I have never tried to take care of one being afraid that I would kill it. Maybe I will since it seems pretty low key. We went to the San Diego Zoo many years ago while out there. Loved it because the weather was so nice compared to here.

  5. They are beautiful, Vel! I am always attracted to them too but always wondered if they are not too hard to take care of....Christine

  6. They all look wonderful indeed, and nice photos. Greetings!

  7. I love the bonsai and your coffee table vignette...I want a bonsai. There is a place in Japantown here is SF where they sell them fairly reasonably prices. Thanks for the inspiration!!! Have a great weekend.

  8. Hi! New to your blog! So you were in my neck of the woods! We live about an hour and a half north of San Diego. AND, I'm married to a wonderful Filipino man. :) Love your blog!

  9. The top one labeled cypress is stunning! Yours are so pretty. I am not sure I would have much luck with keeping them alive. They are works of art!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  10. Oh how pretty. A fave of my sweet husband's! Thanks for a lovely visit via Amaze Me Monday.


  11. I have a love for bonsai too! We always visit Chicago Botanic Garden (it's one of the best botanical garden in the country, by the way) and they always have bonsai exhibitions. They are very similar to the ones you posted, they are simply gorgeous! I had two bonsai before but killed them within a month. :(


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