Friday, March 10, 2017
Pacific Bonsai Museum, at the Rhododendron Species Foundation Botanic Garden
I am no fan of bonsai. I don't have anything against it, it just doesn't appeal to me. So why did I take the time to walk through the Pacific Bonsai Museum, at the Rhododendron Species Foundation Botanic Garden?
Because it was outdoors, and I was curious what the display looked like. Walking to the Botanic Garden entrance you're following along that green hedge you can see above and below. I wanted to see what was behind it.
Once inside, the displays won me over and I ended up walking around and looking at every one of them. I also photographed the name plates, which I hope I didn't get out of order. This, hopefully, is a Japanese Beech.
And this a Korean Yew.
The design of the space was extremely well done. Open and airy...
But focused on each specimen, Chinese Hackberry.
Plus the Callicarpa was looking fine, bright on a misty day.
Chinese Elm Penjing
Evidently this little guy was not deserving of a name plate.
And right about here is where I got the names and trees out of order, so please just appreciate the anonymous form of these next few...
I wonder why the little Sedum clump is lying there?
Trident Maple, a whole family of them.
This display was actually meant to be seen from the other angle, straight on, but I thought this was more fun.
It included another Oriental Sweetgum.
And here's another Japanese Maple, to finish out our visit.
Weather Diary, March 9: Hi 58, Low 41/ Precip .53
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