Jun 19, 2009

Look what I got!

Look what I got for my birthday! Last week my lovely friends gifted this to me. It’s a bonsai Adenium. Isn’t that sweet?

Now, I’m nervous, as I don’t know how to maintain bonsais. I gotta do some reading now, as I wouldn’t want this beauty to I-don’t-wanna-say-it, do I?

The shot above was captured by my sister - sweet of her. :)

Now it shares a space on the computer desk, where I spend most of my time…

17 comments:

Green thumb said...

What better gift for a plant lover than an 'Adenium'. Well,as faras your apprehensions about its maintenance are concerned, Adenium is a very easy plant to maintain... don't water it too much and do keep it out in sun regularly for few days before bringing it in on your desk.Just keep these things in mind and your Adenium will thrive and reward with beautiful flowers too!
All the Best

Jamie and Randy said...

Congrats Mouli!
I know you are going to love your Desert Rose, such pretty blooms!--Randy

Rose said...

Happy belated Birthday, Chandramouli! Your new Adenium will be a good companion while you sit at your computer. Glad to hear you had a great trip and that all is well with your family.

Marion said...

I love your new plant! It does look so much like a miniature tree! I won't say how many Bonsai's have, well, gone to the next world from my home....LOL! I think I hover over them and give them too much attention.....I've never seen the type you have. I hope you have good luck with it and that it thrives happily there by your computer. By the way, belated Happy Birthday!! Here's a quote for you which I love about birthdays:

"Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again." - Menachem Mendel Schneerson

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!
I bet you'll take great care of it, what a great gift.

tina said...

Happy Birthday! Very nice bonsai. should be fun to grow it.

perennialgardener said...

What a lovely gift Chandramouli, it looks perfect on your desk. :)

Chandramouli S said...

GT: I hope so too. I'm okay with Adeniums in pots outside but Bonsais still make me nervous, but it's thriving so far and I hope it flowers beautiful as the one I have outside.

Thank you, Randy. I'll be waiting for their blooms - which I'm sure would take months from now.

Thank you, Rose. I'm glad too and god did I enjoy it! It was such fun!

Thank you, Marion. That's sweet :) Made my day!

Thank you, Catherine. I hope so too :)

Thank you, Tina. It definitely must be fun!

True, Racquel. It brings a smile whenever I behold it. Thank you.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Belated b'day wishes, Chandramouli. What a great gift! I'm sure it'll do well with all the TLC you're going to shower on it.

Antigonum Cajan said...

Bonsais. Water twice a day, if
necessary, watch for diseases
mostly on leaves, if it
get too big for the pot
cut main root. Or change
the pot.
That is that. With trees
is more tricky. Good luck
and congratulations!

fairegarden said...

A lovely and heartfelt gift from you friends. It is beautiful and you will learn the right way to care for such a meaningful present. Glad to hear your feelings are more positive about your dear sister too. You are in our thoughts.
Frances

Chandramouli S said...

Thank you, Kanak. The plant already is showing signs of sprouts which is a good sign! My fears are at rest now.

Thank you, Antigonum Cajan. I'm sure those tips would come handy.

Isn't it, Frances! I was so excited on seeing it, Thank you :)

Wayne Stratz said...

lovely gift

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Belated Happy Birthday Mouli. We share the same birth month. June is a good month.

Chandramouli S said...

Isn't it, Wayne? I love it. It's growing healthily now.

Thank you, Lisa :) Hi sis Gemini! :)

Sahana Kashyap said...

HI Chandramouli,
I happened to stumble upon blog. What a great blog it is. This is really a great gift. Has it started blooming?

If so, how are you taaking care of it?

I have also started collecting bonsais.

Sahana

Chandramouli S said...

Welcome to Plantville, Sahana. Glad you liked it :)
It is an Adenium, but hasn't started blooming yet. I am thinking of repotting it. May be that'd do the trick. Will keep you updated.