Bonzai!

by Heligirl on July 12, 2010

in Daily Ramblings,Reviews/Favorite Things

A couple of weeks ago my coworker decided to get a few bonsai plants for his office. I know, a guy trying to green up the place. He figured having a few of these unique plants would make his office space a little more, well, tranquil. He poked his head into my office and asked if I knew of a place where he could get one. If only he’d asked a couple of weeks later.

I was offered the opportunity last week to choose a plant from ProFlowers.com to review. This site offers tons of flowers, plants and gift baskets you can receive by mail, even the next day if you need to. I figured I’d check it out to see if there was much worth considering and I was blown away by the quality and selection of great things – from tasty gift baskets that set my pre-lunch mouth watering to my coworker’s coveted bonsai. As I looked at the selection of bonsai plants I suddenly became aware of my secret desire for one ever since he started asking about them. His little collection in his office is quite zen.

The photo of the plant on the website.

Covet no more! I carefully selected my Tranquil Jade Bonsai from the very easy to search and use website. I had a jade plant once. I think it died a slow and painful death in my dark apartment. Here was my chance to have it again in a smaller, office perfect version. And I loved the little pool next to it, as well as the smaller horsetail accent plants. I accepted the offer to review and the next day I received a response that the tree was on it’s way.

The plant I received.

It arrived exactly on schedule via FedEx in a large box. Inside the box the tree was well padded and secured (actually I’m kind of sorry I didn’t take photos as I was impressed by how professionally it was packaged). Maybe four pedals had fallen off during the trip and its soil was still moist. I must say I was highly impressed with the professionalism of both the packaging and the shape of my plant. It looked exactly like the photo.

While I did toy with the idea of giving this plant to my coworker, I’ll instead be giving him the website address to get his own. This beautiful baby is going to keep me company in my office from here on out.

{ 4 comments }

Colleen July 12, 2010 at 8:42 am

Oh I love the tree, I love bonsai trees! What an interesting review. Your co-worker would be jealous!
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July 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

Ha, ha. He was. He came in and drooled a bit. He might even be looking at the site for a plant of his own.
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Kristen Truong July 12, 2010 at 8:57 am

That’s a beautiful bonsai! I hope you have better luck with them than I have. I’ve killed every one I’ve owned.
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July 12, 2010 at 10:58 am

My cat tried to kill both of mine. I now keep them at work and water them every Monday and Friday. They sit by the window and so far, so good. Granted, the second one has only been in my care a couple of days. 🙂
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