I grow bonsai trees.
In South Florida, some kinds of trees grow year round. Some never lose their leaves or foliage. But, some, need an annual period of dormancy – typically, the winter (though, we don’t get much of a winter in South Florida!).
During the holidays, I visited a bonsai store in Orlando, where I have purchased a number of trees. This time, there was a gorgeous, mature, specimen Bald Cypress bonsai. It was already dormant, but had a beautiful, well defined shape. I loved it. I knew I couldn’t afford it, but I had to ask anyway. I think the price was about $1000, which was about 4 times more than what I had guessed, and at least $950 more than I could afford.
Knowing I wasn’t going to spend $1000, the store owner (who is also a friend), pointed out a smaller Bald Cypress, in a plastic pot…
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