Jardin Botanique - Penjing

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:30 pm

As I am more partial to penjing-like trees than formal, Japanese/Western-style bonsai, I took more pics of the Chinese display than either of the other two "bonsai" gardens.



Jackie and David Easterbrook at the Chinese garden entrance.


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Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:36 pm

Some of the trees. Many Chinese elms!








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Post  JimLewis on Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:42 pm

An elm or two more.





My notes say this is Cotoneaster, but it may be moe elms.



Murraya.





And, finally, Pyracantha.


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Post  Ume on Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:48 pm

Lovely pictures Jim! I really like the third one, its a total inspiration!!

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Post  Storm on Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:01 pm

Nice pictures. My favourite was number three on your second post. But I think it would be nicer (to me) with a different table/ground.
If I had the space for it, making miniature landscapes with trees would be even more fun than bonsai for itself.
Must have been a great trip!

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:25 pm

Yessssssssssssssssssssssss;
Thank you!!!!!!!!!
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Post  Chris Cochrane on Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:53 pm

Hi Jim... I love the Chinese-style, too, both for bonsai & stones. What I regret is anyone dissing other cultures' options as lacking. The quality here stands on its own. I guess David Easterbrook will soon be in your neck-of-the-woods for the Carolina Expo. He has had opportunity to work with varied material from many sources & should be a treat.

I've occasionally heard of Chinese trees in North American collections referenced as trained in Japanese style. Sometimes its true though curators work desparately to train & invite native artists to participate in keeping the trees authentic to donor intention.

Thanks for sharing!

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:08 pm

One more I forgot to include -- a large cascade -- another Chinese elm. No way to get a better background.


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