On August 22, 2012, we started a little series on Bonsai here on John's Island. Visiting the Weyerhaeuser Bonsai Collection is an excellent way to find a little tranquility and beauty right in the midst of urban rush. So, we returned to the Collection twice ... once in mid September, and again near the end of November. Here are some photos from our Fall visits. (For those who missed our first visit you can find it here. )
|Really liked this pear in Fall colors|
|This visit was on a sunny afternoon. The sun was low in the sky.|
|Blue Atlas Cedar|
|Atlas cedar is one of only a few species of true cedar in the world.|
Here's the info.
|# 162 - A Japanese Red Pine|
|Red Pine Info|
|# 234 Toringo Crabapple Info|
|Giving you an idea of the overall display.|
|Late November, the trail to the Collection through the forest.|
All the remaining photos are from our November visit.
|# 106 Catlin Elm|
|# 202 Trident Maple|
|# 236 Japanese Beech|
|# 131 Japanese White Pine|
|#173 Japanese White Pine|
|# 127 Chinese Hackberry|
|# 315 Chinese Elm - Loved the color of the leaves|
|#228 Japanese Maple|
By now you have noticed that most of the Bonsai are now in
enclosures to protect them from the weather.
|John says: Honestly, I do not think I had ever seen a Beautyberry before.|
Very cool purple berries!
For you scientists: Callicarpa bodinieri giraldii "Profusion" :-)
|# 207 Korean Hornbeam|
|# 254 Satsuki Azalea|
|# 252 Chinese Elm|
|# 130 Catlin Elm|
Thanks for stopping by John's Island. We appreciate all your kind comments.