Monday, 31 May 2010

Beautiful Bonsai








These are the rest of the photos I took of my Dad's Bonsai trees. he has a whole tiny forest! Next time I visit I want to take some dolls to pose amongst the trees. I did try to grow one myself once, but I didn't really know what I was doing so it didn't really work. I would love to have one though. I was tackling the real garden today, after being inspired by some gardens we visited yesterday, as part of the open gardens scheme. I will share some photos tomorrow. The last place we visited was like my dream home. It was the studio and home of a sculptor, and was full of her work, and all sorts of collections of interesting things. It had a little roof garden overlooking a kind of log cabin house, and the house to which it had been gate house in the past. The garden part was entered through a small gate set into a larger one, and was walled. It was up a little out of the way lane called The Hermitage. All of the gardens were in the area near to Horniman Museum which is on top of a huge hill, so they all had amazing views.

12 comments:

MyMaracas said...

That is a beautiful collection. Why not ask your dad to teach you?

Janine said...

Oh I love Bonsai! I am trying to get my husband to find a class and sign up...he needs a hobby!

Sonia ;) said...

Those are beautiful...wow..very awesome talent..I cant do it either.

xoxoxo

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a wonderful collection, he is very talented, and I would say extremely patient.

ADonald466 said...

What a super collection of bonsai. I bought one for Malcolm years ago, but sadly it died. Your dream home sounds wonderful ....

Tracy said...

Your Dad's collection is beautiful! And I like how he has the arrange on that sort of "table". I've tried bonsai in the past, with variable success. At the moment I don't have any small trees. But I am fascinated by the art of bonsai. :o) Happy Day, Sarah ((HUGS))

jabblog said...

Beautiful bonsai! They are so interesting - unfortunately, mine always die :-(

Lynne said...

Hello Sarah,
I love your header!
I've just returned to Cumbria having been over to the north east for a couple of days. Tommorrow I'm catching a train up to Edinburgh first thing in order to catch the plane back to Germany.
But I would love to meet up with you sometime.
I'm looking forward to catching up with your blog properly when I get home. Hasn't Cassie grown?

KindredSpirit said...

your dad's a genius! so cute!!!! I love Sydenham Hill...! I have similarly great views here on the other side of London - I am near Ally Pally!

parallel-botany said...

My breath has been taken away! Thanks for posting more bonsai photos for me :)

Your dad's collection is really lovely - that red maple is so pretty.

(((p.s. I thought you might be interested to know that I posted a comment on another blog and the word verification was a real word! "ovens")))

studio lolo said...

I have never in my life seen a lilac bonsai!!

This makes my day ;)

Liz said...

Your Dad has quite the collection. I had to show my hubby and he thought they were beautiful.