Received my first bonsai, a Golden Gate Ficus, for my 50th birthday.
I work in information technology and due to the pandemic, I’ve been able to work from home since March of 2020. Up until the now, my main hobbies have been photography and 3D printing. Several months ago I purchased a house plant, a dumb cane, which was then followed by some succulents, an African violet, and then a dozen air plant…quickly followed by a dozen more.
I did attempt to grow from seed a Desert Rose Bonsai (from a hydroponic kit) - Adenium but although it germinated, it died shortly after. We have a neighbor who has been involved in Bonsai for years. As my birthday was getting closer, my wife asked her for some guidance and she pointed her to this site and to Jonas for getting started advice. Looking forward to learning.