* Disclosure: I received a complimentary ProFlowers bonsai tree. Opinions are my own.
What would you say if a flower company offered to send you a beautiful little potted Bonsai tree to help you bring a little “zen” into your life? Well, if you’re like me, you’d say: Bring it on! I could use all the zen I can get.
“We want to send you one of our bonsai trees, a plant that symbolizes balance and peace, to help bring some zen into your hectic life.”
I couldn’t say no.
No matter how hard I try to scale back and keep things simple, life and schedules can get overwhelming at times. Which is why I was excited to pick out this ProFlowers bonsai tree for my home office as a reminder to take a deep breath when things get hectic.
Gardening has never been my forte. I’ve always admired my Grandma’s ability to keep a beautiful garden each year, full of blooming flowers which I could see from the road as I pulled up to her condo of twenty years in my hometown. She had a green thumb and kept many flourishing houseplants throughout her home.
Me? Whenever I’ve tried to grow anything it would usually not make it past a month.
But when my bonsai arrived, perfectly and securely packaged, I was relieved to find out that they don’t require all that much upkeep. Mine is an indoor bonsai which may shed some of its leaves as it gets used to its new environment. I water it daily and the excess runs out through the glass pot’s drain holes into the pretty decorative rock tray.
I love it in my little home office, as it’s got the perfect spot next to my desk where I can admire its beauty and simplicity.
As my new bonsai reminds me to #BringOnZen, here are my favorite ways to relax when I’m feeling a little stressed:
- 30-minute yoga DVD
- cup of coffee and a good book
- a walk at sunset
- taking a bubble bath
- sitting outside in the sunshine
And since the weather is especially gorgeous here in Virginia today, I’m going to take a hint from my new ProFlowers bonsai tree, and am heading outside for a cup of iced tea in the sunshine.
If you’re interested in checking out a ProFlowers bonsai tree, or any of there beautiful arrangements, they sent me their current Coupon Codes to pass along to my readers.
Thank you so much, ProFlowers!