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Northeast Gardening: Bonsai from my Florida vacation

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gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9425751

We saw two significant Bonsai collections on our trip. One from the Morikami Museum, who insist they are NOT a botanic garden and from the Heathcote BG in Ft. Pierce who claim to have the largest Bonsai collection in the US with 100 examples. Morikami has a huge garden done in a variety of Japanese styles {for all they claim NOT to be a botanic garden} and it includes their bonsai collection. Heathcote has a wonderful collection also.
Martha

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gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
2:16 PM

Post #9425762

Here's a few from the huge Heathcote collection.
Martha

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luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
4:17 PM

Post #9425914

Pretty and warm at the same time!

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
8:36 PM

Post #9426196

very neat, hope you enjoyed it
gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2013
8:49 PM

Post #9426212

I did. I love botanic gardens anyway, but I was also amused by plants along the side of the road and used in landscaping. Of course, the 75 degree, sunny weather after the blizzard here was not half bad either.
Martha

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
5:03 AM

Post #9426372

Nice. I'd rather look at them than spend many hours o creating something for 50 years from now.

Interesting to see something different and more tropical than we have at the Arnold Arboretum
wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9426385

remind me i need to trim mine up - just a baby that gets neglected a lot - those looked great martha...
gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
6:21 AM

Post #9426474

Bonsai is not just horticulture. It's a philosophy of life and a commitment. I run into people all the time that say: "My little bonsai I got for a birthday present died" I can't believe that they don't understand that you have to care for it consistently and sometimes daily for it to flourish. All these bonsai in both gardens had drip irrigation emitters in them. In these temps, they need water every day.
At Heathcote, the local Bonsai Society helps to care for them and they have places for "guest" bonsai to come and be displayed. I think that part is neat.
I still love all of ours here in Boston down at the Arnold Arboretum. Here's a few pics from last Lilac Sunday back last May. They are in the controlled cold storage right now and won't come for another couple of months, depending on our weather.
Martha
Here's some from The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection at Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Ginko biloba, pines and a cedar. I love the cedar the best because it is so simple, yet interesting.

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wha
Pepperell, MA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2013
1:01 PM

Post #9426899

bonsia west in acton has some really nice ones - or is that bonsia east?

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 21, 2013
1:33 PM

Post #9426936

Fascinating...some look ancient...
gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

February 21, 2013
2:05 PM

Post #9426983

A couple of the trees in the Arnold Arboretum collection are ancient. One of the trees is over 275 years old.
Martha

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

February 21, 2013
2:56 PM

Post #9427025

Wow!

happytail

happytail
St. Simon's Island, GA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2013
12:55 PM

Post #9435626

Thank you for sharing these pictures. I have been trying to come up with a way to display my bonsai collection at our new house, and the slabs of rock these are sitting on are a great idea. Can't wait to go look for some rock this weekend! Thanks again! Leslie
gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

March 1, 2013
2:59 PM

Post #9435731

Thanks, but don't thank me. Thank the Morikami Museum and Gardens and the Heathcote Botanical Garden whose bonsai they are.
I liked the rock slabs too. However, I wouldn't place the plants in front of large shrubberies because it clouds the picture with too much foliage. Some you couldn't get a clear picture because of the background shrubberies. That was more of a problem at Heathcote, where they had quite a few more bonsai than Morikami.
Martha

happytail

happytail
St. Simon's Island, GA
(Zone 9a)

March 1, 2013
3:52 PM

Post #9435808

I have a large area of mulch, just past my grass line, where my bonsai now sit on the ground. The background to that is just the tree line in the empty space behind our lot. I would just like to get them up off the ground in a display of some sort. I will post a picture when I get it done! Thanks again, Leslie

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