Junior Bonsai Warrior

Junior Bonsai Warrior

Tuli Fisher and Josh Christianson with hand hoe, Photo courtesy of HeBlogsSheBlogs.comBy Josh Christianson, age 12 on Feb. 27
Guest Columnist

Fun for Kids
One of the things I did was a scavenger hunt. It was a fun little way to see all the exhibits. You had to look for coconuts in each exhibit and write down how many there were. If you do the scavenger hunt, don’t be expecting a big prize.

Tools for Kids…and Grownups
Since my birthday is coming up, my mom bought me a hoe, which is a handmade tool by this one guy (Tuli Fisher of Fisher Blacksmithing) It’s used for digging holes and weeding. That way, I can weed my mom’s garden, which is probably why she bought it for me.

Puget Sound Bonsai Association, Photo courtesy of HeBlogsSheBlogs.comKid-Sized Gardens
My favorite exhibit was the bonsai exhibit (Puget Sound Bonsai Association) where they had bonsai trees. My favorite bonsai tree was the yew tree. I like bonsai trees because they’re miniature little trees and I learned that you can customize them. If you put wires on them and bend the wires up, the branches will grow that way. They take a lot of work to maintain and grow.

I saw a bonsai tree that looked about 7 inches tall. The guy who owned it said it took him about 30 years to get it that big. I’m going to look into bonsai trees now. That way, by the time Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center, Photo courtesy of HeBlogsSheBlogs.comI’m 47, I could have a cool little bonsai tree. I think it’s a cool project that I could do for myself, and something to be proud of.

At one of the stores there was a miniature garden meant for bonsai trees (Two Green Thumbs Miniature Garden Center). They had little pots and miniature benches. It scaled down all the stuff for bonsai trees; that way, it would look neat. I’d probably get a bench and a really cool pot to go with my bonsai tree.

Overall, I think the Flower & Garden Show was one of the funnest things I have ever done.

About the columnist: Josh Christianson is a 6th grader in Snohomish. He plans to be an architect when he grows up…and hopefully, a bonsai expert, too.

  • Flora
    Posted at 17:21h, 25 February Reply

    Way to go, Josh! And you are a good little writer, too! ~Flora

  • Dianne
    Posted at 20:43h, 25 February Reply

    good luck using that hoe!

  • Deborah Burns
    Posted at 12:10h, 27 February Reply

    Nice post Josh! I did not know about the scavenger hunt sounds like fun…how many coconuts did you find?

  • Jenn Doucette
    Posted at 11:18h, 28 February Reply

    Way to go, Josh! Excellent blog post; I’m sure your mom is proud

    :-). . . now where do I go to get one of those nifty weeding tools for MY kids?

  • Beautiful Bonsai
    Posted at 23:37h, 28 February Reply

    It’s looking like a small bonsai garden with a Junior Bonsai Warrior.

  • Bonsai Tree Guide
    Posted at 22:04h, 31 August Reply

    It’s good to get into bonsai’s earlier on so you can actually get to see the befits of your hard work and devotion.

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