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So I was showing my new girlfriend some pictures of bonsai that inspire me yesterday. She was fascinated by the big Kimura style junipers with the wild deadwood. She had trouble understanding when I was explaining that the white portion was deadwood. She says, "so you kill part of the tree to make it beautiful?" "Uh. Exactly." :p
 

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So I was showing my new girlfriend some pictures of bonsai that inspire me yesterday. She was fascinated by the big Kimura style junipers with the wild deadwood. She had trouble understanding when I was explaining that the white portion was deadwood. She says, "so you kill part of the tree to make it beautiful?" "Uh. Exactly." :p

My wife always says there should be the equivalent of PETA for trees, not allowing bonsais
 

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My daughter's friend always asks me if it hurts the trees when I prune them. I tell her no, it's like cutting your fingernails.
 

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I moved into a Townhouse development last November and met a lot of the people here. The ones that know me now pass our place and ask me "What kind of Bonsai is that?" while pointing at potted things like Graveyard Moss, Raspberry, Chocolate Mint, and anything we have potted :eek: "deep sigh"

Grimmy
 

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Kids in a classroom (my daughter's class) where I talked about bonsai...hort, watering, fertilizing, pruning, wiring, styling, carving, collecting, etc.

Can we use the leaves and make tea (out of fukien tea)?
Can it bear fruit we can eat?
Can we dig the trees at the (school) yard? (talking about 100 years old oak! :eek: )

Some of them still talk bonsai when I see them... priceless. :)
 

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I was sitting in at a show when a woman pointed her nose in the air and scoffed. "HA! I LOATHE bonsai. It's the bound feet of horticulture." Not everyone gets it, but most people seem to enjoy a fine bonsai tree. Guess you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet.
 

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My wife says it's an art where beauty comes from torture. Then again she says a lot of things. A lot.
 

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My wife always says there should be the equivalent of PETA for trees, not allowing bonsais

My parents call it tree torture! Lol

To be honest, when I started, that was probably a pretty accurate representation of what I was doing to my poor trees!
 

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