If my bonsai were part of a display in a Japanese tokonoma, there would be a hanging scroll displaying a favorite haiku in calligraphy and an unusually-shaped black lacquer vase holding a spray of some seasonal flower.
It would feature photographs of people I love. Photographs of eye-easy scenes (with the driveway, walls, sprinkler heads, security sign, and gargoyle gone–and the fountain upright).
In fact my ideal bonsai would have the people I love there in person in the beautiful scenes.
Is that too much to ask?