Saturday, May 14, 2011


While I was cleaning the area around my garden hedge I came upon a small birch plant about 30 cm in height. Since I had been pondering about taking up my old bonsai hobby again I thought this would be a great project to start with.

And ofcourse I wanted to write some sort of diary to document the progress. A blog is a great tool for logging and you get the added bonus of publicity hence the Bonsai log was born.

The first thing I did with my potential birch bonsai was to replant it in generic garden planting soil in a plastic pot, about 15 cm in diameter. I also pruned the plant quite heavily at 7 cm's height where two leaves were growing.