Side by side with the Rhododendron Garden is the Pacific Bonsai Collection. Visiting it in the fall is a special treat.
This museum of living art contains many trees, both evergreen and deciduous. On this visit I photographed only the deciduous trees, because, well, it's Fall! Little trees glow with autumnal color too.
This wiggly squiggly tree might have been my favorite because of it's oddity. Was Dr. Seuss here?
Ginkgos go golden.
Larch trees are deciduous conifers. They turn golden before dropping their needles.
All of the trees on display this day were created by Japanese artists. There was a strong culture of Bonsai in the Pacific states up until WWII and the internment of so many of our Japanese citizens. It took a long time to revive that culture, but it is back and thriving.
My own local artist began taking Bonsai classes more the 40 years ago. He has created some lovely little trees, none better than this Trident Maple, now under his care and training for over 40 years, and in it's glory in Autumn.
Yes, this is one of Tom's trees, rooted over rock in the Chinese style. It's a beauty and a treasure.
Thanks for the tour! I had no idea some of the bonsai trees were kept outside, and turned so beautiful in the fall. Tom should charge admittance to see his collection! Linda in KansasReplyDelete
Very, very beautiful! I love the Dr. Seuss tree, and Tom's creation.ReplyDelete
Have never seen many Bonsai trees. These are really beautiful. And I love Tom's tree! It is a treasure.ReplyDelete
How goregous, never thought of bonsai trees as having autumn leaves. WOW!ReplyDelete
Your local artist has a great eye and hand! Beautiful shape, color, and arrangement.ReplyDelete
Like others, I am surprised that these little trees display color in the fall. Never dawned on me. Duh. Tom's is just beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love the Bonsai there although I've never been in the fall. That's the place at Weyerhaeuser, right? We went to see the blue poppies a few years ago. Many wonderful plants!ReplyDelete
Tom's tree is amazing and he has good reason to be proud of it.ReplyDelete
I am seriously impressed with Tom's bonsai. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Awesome bonsai creations. I was given a bonsai but it won't do what I tell it. The only thing that works is the name. I call it Spencer.ReplyDelete
Your husband's bonsai tree rooted over a rock is gorgeous! I wonder if you know if the Dr. Seuss bonsai was a type of sumac tree or a maple.ReplyDelete
The Pacific Bonsai Museum is absolutely amazing!
Almost like magic is it not?ReplyDelete
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I saw many bonsai in Japan, but Tom’s bonsai is beautiful! Congratulations !
All the bonsais are so nice and you took beautiful pictures.
Gorgeous last picture! Tom is very talented.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing all these gorgeous photos, Linda. Something about the little bonsai trees showing their autumn colors that look even more magical and amazing. Tom’s bonsai is just as awesome as all those others in the bonsai garden. He is a wonder!ReplyDelete
I like Tom's tree the best!ReplyDelete