Here's a Mother's Day gift I received from my son. It's a beautiful Bougainvillea Bonsai! The pink part is actually a specialized leaf surrounding its tiny flower.
There are some directions with it, one of which is to remove a third of the roots every spring. I had an asparagus fern once that was so root bound that it cracked the pot open. Maybe I should put a reminder on my calendar to de-root my bougainvillea next spring.
If any of you readers have experience growing bonsais, I would appreciate any tips you can share. In the meantime, I think I already over-watered it. So I will be reading up on how to care for it.