Has it really been two years already?
If I’ve been working on my trees for 3 years (2 writing about it) is this really still a Bonsai Prelude? Yes. And it always will be. If there’s anything I’ve learned from my time in the kitchen, with my trees, and in all other parts of life, it’s that you should never stop learning or striving for more. In fact it’s a common thread throughout bonsai professionals. You’ll hear many of them talk about how even the simplest task takes decades to master or how there’s always more to learn.
In year three of Bonsai Prelude, let’s all dedicate ourselves to practicing the cultivation of little trees at a higher level than before. Stop settling for sub-par, stump-with-twigs material, and don’t show our trees until they’re at their peak. We can always do better as a bonsai community, we just need to hold ourselves to a higher standard.
Thank you again to all the followers of my blog, I hope I’ve brought a higher caliber of information to you over the past two years. I’ll strive to do even better in year Three.
As always, good luck with your trees!