New Year’s celebrations have come to an end and 2017 is in full swing. We’re no strangers to making resolutions that we already know we won’t keep. Why not try something a little more attainable in 2017. Picking up a new hobby is a great way to get your creative juices flowing and the final outcomes can be so satisfying!
A particularly rewarding hobby, that’s well worth your consideration, is Bonsai. This art form is derived from ancient Chinese practices, with the word itself meaning to be planted in a container. In essence, Bonsai is the art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed, varieties of trees in pots.
The prospect of caring for something in addition to your family, pets or simply yourself, might be a daunting at first, however with a little dedication and the help of the experts at Boutique Bonsai, you will soon find yourself wondering how you ever went without. Here are some reasons to consider the art of Bonsai your best New Years resolution yet!
1. It’s in your hands
Bonsai trees require dedicated care. From watering, fertilising, to pruning your plant, it is your responsibility to ensure that the plant is nourished and healthy. It is fundamental to nurture your tree; in this you learn responsibility and focus.
2. Small tree, big accomplishment!
Throughout the life of your Bonsai, you will be the one shaping and nurturing it. As a result, you will be able to monitor the success of your efforts. The Bonsai’s growth and development is a visual representation of your labours and positive actions.
3. Just breathe
Devoting time and energy towards caring for your Bonsai, inadvertently takes you away from your chaotic lifestyle, if only for a minute. The art of Bonsai is said to increase inner peace, calmness and composure within the artist.
4. Till death do us part
Over its lifespan, your Bonsai will require regular attention and care. Your relationship is a journey, and requires patience and loyalty for the bond and tree to survive.
5. Back to basics
Growing Bonsai is a great way to reconnect with nature. The therapeutic and humble nature of the relationship ensures that you will come to understand both the beauty in simplicity and the deep complexity of mother nature.
Make this New Years resolution one that you genuinely want to keep (alive)! Contact Boutique Bonsai on 0416 241 930 for further advice and information, or to find the Bonsai that’s right for you!