Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fall Visit to Bonsai Collection

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

Pear info

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

Toringo Crabapple

# 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. 


  1. oh my word. these are just so gorgeous! i'd want to take them home and stare at them for hours. but i know i'd never be able to keep them alive if i did...

  2. Each is alike a piece of art. I cannot imagine the talent it takes to manage them into that form.

  3. Hi John, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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