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BONSAI PHOTOS

Bonsai (pronounced 'bone-sigh') is defined as the craft of growing dwarfed, ornamentally shaped trees or shrubs in small, shallow pots. During a recent visit to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa, we captured photos of their magnificent bonsai collection.

 

While Ficus appeared to be the most widely used plant for bonsai, there were many other varieties of plants in the bonsai display, such as Buddleja, Podocarpus, Rhododendron, and Schefflera.

These plants are kept 'dwarfed' by regular pruning of the roots and branches, while trying to create the look of a mature tree out in nature. They are usually grown in shallow clay pots that are unique in their own right.

PHOTOS OF BONSAI
Weeping Ficus bonsai Ficus benjamina
Weeping Fig bonsai
in training since 1989
Artist: Keith Scott
Ficus benjamina
Weeping Fig bonsai
in training since 1993
Artist: Keith Scott
 
Weeping Fig Bonsai
flowering bonsai Flowering bonsai
Ficus microcarpa
Green Island Fig bonsai
 
Green Island Fig bonsai - Ficus microcarpa
Indoor Oak bonsai Buddleja indica
Indoor Oak bonsai
in training since 1994
Podocarpus macrophyllus
Buddhist Pine bonsai
in training since 1993
Buddhist Pine bonsai - Podocarpus macrophyllus
Weeping Fig bonsai Ficus benjamina
Weeping Fig bonsai
in training since 1976
Artist: John Naka
Ficus benjamina
Weeping Fig bonsai
Bonsai photo at donnan.com Bonsai with the look
of a wind-bent tree
  
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Without the shallow pot
this would look like an
old tree outdoors
bonsai tree
evergreen bonsai Podocarpus macrophyllus
Buddhist Pine bonsai
in training since 1993
Ficus benjamina
Weeping Fig bonsai
in training since 1995
 
BONSAI
Schefflera bonsai Schefflera arboricola
Umbrella tree bonsai
in training since 1990
Artist: Kevin Haughey
Podocarpus macrophyllus
Buddhist Pine bonsai
Artist: Keith Scott
 
Podocarpus bonsai
Bonsai in a shallow dish with rocks Weathered rocks create an
authentic look in this bonsai
Ficus nerlifolia
Willow-Leaf Fig
tree shaped bonsai
variegated bonsai Variegated foliage adds
interest to this bonsai
Ficus benjamina
Weeping Fig bonsai
in training since 1989
Artist: Ralph Dukstein
Weeping Ficus Bonsai
  

Phipps Conservatory web site

 

   

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