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The gift that keeps on giving

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 9:00am

By Margaret Griffin

If you are looking for something beautiful to give as a gift, I have the solution for you. What about a bonsai tree?

Bonsai is a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce small trees in containers that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees. It is a great way to bring a bit of organic art into your home.

A bonsai tree is a gift that will keep on given for many years. Most people find bonsai an ideal house plant for many reasons.

It will fit in any room from bathrooms to living rooms and even businesses.

Bonsai have long been respected in the ancient art of feng shui for their ability to draw life energies into a room, sharing them gladly with all who pass through. As a focus of sight, conversation, and living forces, a bonsai can quickly spread joy and contentment to all who see it. It can balance a home or office, while asking for nothing but a little love and attention.

Most easy-to-grow species of bonsai are quite hardy, and able to adapt themselves to fit your home.

A little sun, a little water, and the occasional bit of fertilizer is all that's needed to keep one happy and healthy.

In return, your bonsai will grow and bloom for you over and over, continually adding life and beauty to your home.

The biggest thing to remember with bonsai is to mist it every day. Never let a bonsai sit in water. A good mist is just the ideal amount of moisture.

Add sparkle

Thread a few micro LED battery lights around the bonsai and switch the lights on before you hand over your gift.

If you have other gifts that you wish to jazz up, wrap the gift normally but instead of a bow on the parcel, put some battery lights on top. This is a real show stopper!

If you would like any further advice or help with finding the ideal gift, phone us on 021-7334286.

Santa, his elves and animals will be at Griffins from Saturday 1 December until Christmas Eve.

Book your tickets at griffinsgardencentre.ie.

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