Well I took a bit of a shortcut and picked up a nice Bonsai tree from Target. Yes, surprisingly Target seems to have a nice collection of them for a decent price. I'm not sure exactly what type of Bonsai it is, but looks cool none the less.
Now one thing I noticed is that the pot in which the tree came in has all sorts of decorative rocks on top of it. Great and all, but the rocks are glued on. Now I've read to fertilize the tree every couple months or so, and was wondering how I would go about it with everything glued in. I'm guessing that you simply try to lift the entire glue package out of the pot and was wondering if it's best just to leave it out all the time.
Another question is about the watering technique. I read on this site to water once a week by submersing the pot in water until all of the air bubbles stop. I get that part, but doing that once a week won't create any root rot? I picked up another tree for a housewarming gift and noticed that the other pot doesn't have any drainage holes at the bottom...should that tree be placed in a pot with at least one drainage hole or drill one?
Finally I thought it would be nice to keep the tree on my desk at work. Only problem is that there are no windows anywhere near me so I'm not sure if any of the flourecent lights or lamp on my desk would provide the proper light for it?
Thanks for any tips!