Bonsai Widow


This is a term that I’ve been introduced to recently, a bonsai widow. I did not know what the meaning of it was. In short all bonsai enthusiasts are married to bonsai widows. Seems a bit odd, but it’s true. We are consumed by bonsai and without realizing it we are absent at home.  We work during the week from 09:00 – 17:00, after 17:00 it’s bonsai and the weekends are there for… bonsai. There are meetings, demo’s, workshops and shows to attend. It’s so easy getting lost in it all. To make up for time away from my family I drag my wife and daughter with me to all my bonsai related affairs. A lady married to one of our club members asked my wife if she is a bonsai widow as well? This was meant as a joke but to me it was an eye opener. My wife…

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