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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bonsai

I love to spend some time at the nurseries browsing around the bonsai. They are so beautiful!!



Why they had to spoil this one with the ugly blue pot, I don't know!!

30 comments:

Firefly said...

Bonsai's facinate me. I have thought about getting me one for so long now but has just never taken the step.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joan: This is such a neat hobby, I admire the work these people accomplish.

troutbirder said...

Banzie for the bonsai. I bonsaied a miniture lime tree and now am the leading producer of limes in Minn.
Seven in this years crop. :)

Gaelyn said...

Very cool to see a miniature forest. I really like the roots growing over the rocks. Nice place to hang out.

Can you tell me what the electric plug configuration is there. I bought an adapter with multiple choices and don't want to carry them all.

Hugs!

Craver Vii said...

I completely agree with you. The bonsai should be the focal point, not its container.

Diane AZ said...

Like Gaelyn, I am drawn to the ones that have the roots holding onto the rocks. The blue pot is a little jarring, maybe if that tree blooms it will balance out the overall composition.

JM said...

I also love bonsai. Some of them truly are art pieces!

Natural Moments said...

The blue pot was "bugging" you. Maybe there were some cool critters inside of it. :)

Becky and Gary said...

I LOVE Bonsai, and have had many, BUT for all the plants I have Bonsai has been the most difficult to grow. You have to be so careful with watering them Miss one day, and they're done for. Still I LOVE them, and will no doubt have some again someday. I've been to lots of shows and drool!
Thanks for the cool shots.
B.

Kenneth Ramos said...

Yeah that blue pot is kind'a LOUD! LOL. I like walking through the bonsai exhibits at the Asheville Arboretum, they have so many different trees and the like for one to enjoy and to photograph.

Rambling Woods said...

My Mother was involved with a Bonsai organization for the last 50 years. I think she lost most of her bonsai in her last house fire which is a shame as some of them had been around for years... Michelle

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Grow your own Jonker. I have three young ones which I have put in pots. You would treat them the same as a normal tree but they just need a lot more water and are really fun to grow. I have seen the prices on some of these at the nurseries and it is much too high.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Tom. At one time I had a lot of bonsai but when I went back to the bush I gave them all to a nursery. Now I have to start from scratch again but it is a great pastime.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a crop TB!! What size are they? One of those I have planted now is a small citrus tree but it is going to be a few years before I get any fruit on them.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

The ones with the roots growing on the rocks are those which first catch my eye too Gaelyn but I love them all.

All our plugs here have round pints not flat ones like yours although there are some places like Kruger which cater for them but an adaptor will be necessary for you. Also remember that we use 220v not 110v. You can buy adaptors here so do not worry if you cannot get one there. We will see what you need when you get here.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Craver. I was rather shocked at someones bad taste. LOL!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I agree Diane. I cannot think what possessed them to do it and it is such a beautiful old tree as well.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I thought you would like these Jose as I know your love for plants. Have you tried growing some yourself? It is a great hobby but time consuming.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I did not look Bernie and I should have!! :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Becky. They do take a lot of time to grow and take care of but are so worthwhile. The one I really want is a cherry tree but it is too hot here for it.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You should take some pics for me of them Ken. That arboretum seem to be calling you this weekend if it is warmer. Soon you are going to find the butterflies and other insects having a feast on their lovely flowers. I wish I had a place like that here but as we do not get snow and are blessed with evergreen plants and trees, I suppose I should not complain. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thats a long time Michelle. What a pity to have lost them like that.

Gaelyn said...

I bought an adapter with several options. However I can return it if I know I can get the right one there. Am going back to store where I bought it tomorrow for something else. See my post for Th.

dowhatyoulove said...

It is amazing what they can do with bonsai! These are beautiful specimins. What a lovely place to visit.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Gaelyn: I did see your post and left a comment yesterday already. Am I right in saying all your connections are flat pins? You do need a power adaptor to bring our power down to 100v. most of the time this already as it for flat pins but with a round pin to plug in here.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Stacey. The bonsai's are alway the first place I stop at when I go to a nursery. I love these minitures.

Rambling Woods said...

My recent adventure on the snow shoes has made me see that I need to get back into physical therapy for my walking and balance..guess I am really off...yes in that way too Joan...Michelle

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It must be so difficult for you Michell and I applaud all your efforts. Balance can be a great problem in so may ways. My mother had a problem with her ears and it threw her balance completely out this resulted in here not even been able to go on an esculator in a shopping mall.

The Early Birder said...

A facinating art. FAB.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Got to agree with you Frank, I love looking at there beautiful minitures.