So I have been researching Bonsai for weeks but haven't committed to the craft as I know it takes a lot of care and effort to get it right. I have been cruising stores and garden centers just looking for junipers and the like that might have the perfect trunk hiding underneath all those prickly branches but still very much in the contemplation stage of taking on a new hobby.
Then this afternoon on a trip to Lowes for other things I wondered through just checking things out and saw this Fukien Tea tree all by its lonesome. It was the only one there and it looked very neglected. The leaves seem to have some shiny stuff sprayed on them, the rocks are all glued in the roots don't seem to fan out properly seems like they are growing in one direction and the soil and pot don't seem to provide much drainage. There seems to be a good amount of leaves and what I think is a few flower buds. I feel like if I left it there it would have ended up in the trash in a few weeks so I couldn't resist trying to save him.
I ordered some decent bonsai soil that will arrive on monday and I will try and repot with good stuff as soon as it arrives.
I wanted to post this up to seek advice and help to bring this lone tea tree back to full glory. I want to do whatever I can but don't want to make it worse.....anyone have any thoughts