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Heather

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So, I live about 10 minutes from this really cool place that specializes in Bonsai. Most of the trees there are for sale. I don't know much about Bonsai, but I like to go and walk around. Today I took the camera with me so I could share the garden with all of you! :)

I love the trunks on these first few. They were just starting to bloom. None of them were labeled though, so I'm not sure what they are.




I love the ones with multiple trees - they are like little miniature forests.






I loved these three together.


More in the next post...
 

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Those are very nice.
Your first three pictures of the flowering trees look like Pyracanthya. The 4th picture looks like a forest of Dawn Redwood. The next one is an Elm forest.
 

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Beautiful photos thanks for sharing. I wish there was a place like this around here. In Canada barely anyone does bonsai

My first bonsai styling attempt was actually a forest planting of ficus. I dumped it now to make room for orchids. I would rather have a forest planting of hardy trees for outside.

The twisted trunks aren't the conventional bonsai but they look very interesting. I think it is acceptable in chinese practice, but not for the japanese. They were very popular a while back.

I like the maples there:) I'll be wanting to get one for an outside bonsai
 

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I think the twisted trunks on the Pyrcantha(?) are actually roots that are exposed. They have used them to become the trunk of the bonsai. I don't think they were "twisted" by the maker as in the Chinese style you refer to.
 

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She won't be interested in going. I have to go find a different reason. Like a whale museum or something.
 

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those are all beauties...I too love the grove of trees. Nice place to have close by :clap:

I am surprised that, in Canada, they are popular. The Montreal Botanical Gardens have a nice bonsai collection.
 

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Ron-NY said:
those are all beauties...I too love the grove of trees. Nice place to have close by :clap:

I am surprised that, in Canada, they are popular. The Montreal Botanical Gardens have a nice bonsai collection.
Thank for mentioning it, I try to remember where did I see a very nice collection. I just realized that I saw it in Canada when I went visit my parents.

Heather, thanks, the photos really make you forget about all of the stress of the modern world.
 
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