Make no mistake, I am no expert. I started bonsai in February 2008 and so far I really love the art. It’s a rewarding experience that can take as much or as little time as you want to put into it. So, what prompted starting a bonsai blog? I had a couple of reasons. I love reading blogs and am subscribed to over a hundred different feeds. I had real problems finding good bonsai blogs though. That’s not to say they aren’t out there. I have several linked in my blogroll. I’m just saying that there’s not a lot of variety out there, and this is one of the few areas where I think one more blog couldn’t hurt.
This blog will detail my experiences dealing with growing bonsai in the relentless heat and humidity of the city of Hattiesburg in South Mississippi. While we have many varieties to choose from, many of the most popular bonsai picks will either not grow or have a very tough time in this environment. So, I’m experimenting with many different types to try to come up with the toughest trees available in local nurseries. I’ve read several books and intend to talk about some of them in the coming weeks. There are no local clubs within 60 miles of my location, so I am relying on books, the internet, and the bonsai shows that I can make it to. Anyway, bookmark this page or grab my RSS feed and put it in your reader. If nothing else, you can tell me what I’m doing wrong.