The sun was shining for our walk around the Manly Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival today. I spotted the Hosanna Bonsai market stall and ended up taking home one very cute Cotoneaster. I have done a bit of research this afternoon so my baby tree makes it through Winter...and who would have thought, Bonsai are actually pretty easy-care. The tree needs lots of sun and watering twice a week (photo above = first watering for the week). Pruning can be done by 'pinching' off the leaves with your fingertips and repotting is recommended every 2 years. I might visit the ladies at Bonsai & Beyond in Balmain once we reach that milestone. Fingers crossed Cotoneaster likes his new home.