But what if I lose my keys?
January 24, 2005 2:58 AM   Subscribe

Even Tinier Trees! I've always been interested in the tiny trees my father so carefully pruned, but now I can trump him in the size department with even tinier trees, and these are portable. (non-english site, but clearly marked english available)
posted by nile_red (6 comments total)
They're kind of cool, rather novel--I wonder how well they actually stand up to every-day keychain abuse? Give one to my wife, and I'd give it a week. Tops.

Cute as they may be, I'm doubting your father would be too threatened by your littler wood. Bonsai has a certain emphasis on, despite size, conveying the illusion of age--these little scrubs snappers just don't strike me as seasoned old sages. -- But at least you'll have a pocket oxygen factory.
posted by ThePrawn at 3:56 AM on January 24, 2005

So tiny!
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:56 AM on January 24, 2005

So succulent.
posted by Eekacat at 6:24 AM on January 24, 2005

You know, I hear Jet Black makes a hobby of bonsai trimming.
posted by baphomet at 7:37 AM on January 24, 2005

These are kind of neat but my main complaint about the smaller of the bonsai styles is that keeping them properly hydrated is damned difficult and one bad day and they are done.

I've lost several bonsai this way over the years. It would make alot more sense to take one of these little plants and encase it in lucite or something to make it durable and still look like its alive and growing.

But still kind of neat.
posted by fenriq at 8:37 AM on January 24, 2005

But why only trees? This is the twentyfirst century, I want tiny turtles in globes of water, tiny zebras on tiny savannahs...
posted by nanojath at 7:50 PM on February 23, 2005

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