My love for trees started very earlier in my life. I live them in Portugal in the hills sounding the Marão mountains.
Next to my primary school we did have this magnificent eucalyptus tree, massive in size.
I could just be there watching it all my break while my class mates be playing football . I always wonder how could a tree like that resist the strong winds, and I tell you they do get strong.
I did see the branches bend but always standing upright once the wind calm down.
Other tree that really impressed me is this Cork oak tree. Was two not far away from my home again they were magnificent examples, both in size as well as in shape.
Stone pine, olive trees, lemon trees and so much more.
But those oak trees they always fascinated me, how could I take them home?
Well no need to say this is trees that will take 3 adults people to embrace them.
So plan A impossible
That's when I have seen the karate kid movie, like so many people I have seen in the Internet, was my first encounter with the Bonsai World.
I can bring home those incredible memories of those trees, I can bring them home.
So my passion for trees grow further now not only I love them in the wild with the magestic, incredibly nature.
But too the miniature of them.
By now you are thinking how cruel this is keeping trees in tiny pots.
It sounds like it, I personally question that but them I came to the information I needed.
In order to create a piece of art, yes bonsai is a art. I have to give every thing that the tree needs and do not forget this trees they will pass on this is a 900 year old commitment
Growing and tending to bonsai trees is a wonderful hobby and a great stress reliever.
Bonsai trees require proper water, care, trimming, and fertilizing to be healthy. Constantly caring for your plant can help develop your patience.
Working with nature, including bonsai trees, can help you become a more peaceful person.
Indoor plants, including bonsai, can clean and help purify the air in your home or office.
Bonsai can help you get over your cold. Plants grown indoors can help fight fatigue, coughs, and sore throats.
Successfully growing and caring for a bonsai tree can leave you with a great sense of accomplishment which is very good for your health.
Them I realise that I'm not being cruel to them but actually helping them to live for longer than most of them in the wild.
But also the benefits for me what a great relationship.