I guess my enthusiasm is infectious because my girlfriend has been becoming interested in bonsai. She had been taking care of the Fukien Tea tree I bought a few months ago, so I figured it was time that I asked her if she wanted to get her first tree to work on. Boxwood is one of her favorite shrubs so we decided to both get one and work on them.
I tried hacking mine back really hard, hopefully as it fills out it will look better. That’s the idea anyway. There’s not much taper from the base at all and it’s a bit of a let down from what I thought I saw at the store. Possible front one:
Another ugly side:I’m really impressed with my girlfriend’s tree. She has such a good eye for crafting and design. She is a total natural. Mine is pretty sad looking now, but hopefully the rest of the growing season is kind to it.