Had a chance to 'diddy-bop' today, and visited my friends who own a bonsai nursery in Flemington, nearby. I've know them for 10 years, and it's been so wonderful to watch them grow and their business develop to the point where they've got not only fine potted specimens, but 'stock' plants for folks who want to pot up their own. Some unusual varieties they now have are Acacia trees, Barbados cherries, tiny little Hokkaido elms (the leaves are smaller than a ladybug!), a 'creeping' azalea, and - my find of the day - a miniature hosta! - developed in Japan, it's small enough to fit in the palm of my hand, and will definitely NOT go outside to become deer food! I have a garden window that faces south, in which it will sit quite prettily. Oh, and a miniature fuscia, with blossoms so tiny they look like earrings. And dwarf crepe myrtle trees. And crabapple bonsai with fruit! Now I'm going to be hard pressed to be a good little girl and get my chores done tomorrow before I go play with my plants!