If I had to pick my favorite thing about horticulture, it would very likely be all things Bonsai. But luckily that question doesn’t come up very often. I’d be hard pressed to pick one thing above all the others, but truth me told… I do LOVE the art of Bonsai.

So when I went to BBG I spent at bit of time admiring the beautiful specimens they have. And its also fun to see them at different times of the year. So even though its mostly a dormant time right now, I was still in heaven.

I think this year I may actually start some Bonsai. Most likely with something simple like a Juniper or Maple. But I want to do some more research and reading before I go out and buy the seedlings. I used to say I would get into doing Bonsai when I was older, more settled, and had more free time. But there are a lot of problems with that concept.. One, I doubt I’ll ever reach a point in my life where I ‘have more free time’. Two, what does settled mean anyway? Sure, my only outdoor space is a fire escape, but if I can do it here, I can do it anywhere. (That’s what ‘Frankie’ says about NYC anyway… “its up to yooouuu, New York… New Yoorrrkkk”) Then third and most importantly, if i start something like Bonsai when I’m older, I’ll never get to really enjoy the whole process of it. So yeah, i’ve decided that if I start some now, there’s a much better chance that I’ll have some cool specimens when I’m older and (of course) senile. hehe

All the photos I took on February 20, 2009 are HERE.

Again, sorry about the image quality. It’ll be a while before I can afford a camera that isn’t the cheapest option at a department store…

These are some of my favorites from this trip… But yeah, to see all of the shots I took, go to the above link.

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bbg-bonsai-2-20-09-acer-palmatum-detail

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bbg-bonsai-2-20-09-junperus-chinensis-detail

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One Response to Bonsai at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden 2-21-09

  1. Andrea says:

    Wow! Those are stunning.

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