I’ve by no means seen a Japanese backyard juniper (J. procumbens ‘Nana’) with a trunk even half as heavy as this one. The truth is I’d have guessed that it is grafted, however no phrase about that and the world is filled with surprises anyway. It has been in coaching since 1975 and was donated to the museum in 1990 by Thomas Tecza.
As a result of there are such a lot of sensible bonsai within the North American assortment on the our Nationwide Bonsai and Penjing Museum, there is no good cause to cease simply but.
I used to be about to go on this Crapemyrtle till I seen that it was gifted by Yugi Yoshimura, one of many very first of the nice Japanese bonsai academics in North America. Mr Yoshimura was additionally Invoice Valavanis’ instructor and the second inductee into the Nationwide Bonsai Corridor of Fame (Invoice is the third).
Of additional notice, this Crapemyrtle was began in Japan from a slicing by Yugi’s father Toshiji Yoshimura.
Yugi Yoshimura with Invoice Valavanis, a very long time in the past. Mr Yoshimura died in 1997 and Invoice continues to be going sturdy.
This root-over-rock Scots pine has been in coaching since 1972. It was donated by Roland Folse in 1990.
This spectacular previous Pomegranate has lengthy been one in all my favourite Naka bushes. It is the nice taper and motion on the trunk that will get me. It was donated in 1990 by Alice T Naka, John Naka’s spouse and has been in coaching since 1963.
What would a North American assortment be with no Bald cypress? Earlier than this one grew to become a bonsai in 1987 it was 25 toes tall. Man Guidry donated it in 1990.
It is not usually see so many effectively developed little Catlin elms (Ulmus parviflora ‘Catlin’) in a single place. And in such a captivating and pure illustration of a magical forest. To not point out the proper slab. The planting has been in coaching since 1988 and was donated by Susanne Barrymore in 1990.
Here is a part of the caption with this planting; “This forest planting was created from cuttings of a mutant contorted Chinese language elm developed as a cultivar particularly to be used in bonsai.”
Aha. Right here one thing you do not see that always except you reside in Texas or environment. It is a Cedar elm (typically name a Texas cedar elm), and it’s an elm (Ulmus) however most positively not a cedar. In has been in coaching since 1981 and was donated by Arch Hawkins in 1996.
You may think that one other tree fell on this Coast dwell oak (Quercus agrifolia). Or possibly a cow stepped on it. It was donated by John Naka who discovered it in 1986 on a cattle ranch about 55 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, California.