Patience in a pot

Today is the second and last day of the Dungeness Bonsai Society annual bonsai fest, its 41st. If you’re local and would like to walk through a miniature forest of trees as art, it’s worth a trip to the Sequim Pioneer Park. The Satsuki Azalea above, over 20 years old, is one of the showiest examples of the art.

Bonsai artists confine trees in small pots and manipulate them through pruning and shaping. The effect, over time, is to create a gorgeous miniature tree.

This Japanese garden juniper is from 20 to 25 years old. Its owner began training its growth habits in 1994. This is a discipline of great patience.

There are more than 50 trees on display today, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The park is located at 387 East Washington Street.

7 thoughts on “Patience in a pot”

  1. Kay they are beautiful examples of bonsai. I have two that I started over 30 years ago, I confess to only giving them a trim now and then but they have managed to survive quite nicely ☺

  2. I love these things but they don’t work for me. I have no patience. I plant something, I expect it full-grown the next day! 🙂

    Re your question: Nah, that just a pile of brush.

  3. Those bonsai trees are incredible art. I have a friend in Oregon who creates nice bonsai trees. It truly is patience in a pot.
    About your question about the community garden, yes we do have a plot and its going well. I am going to post about it someday next week so you’ll get a chance to see it. We have been eating some really nice salads but no tomatoes yet but hopefully soon.

    Have a nice rest of the weekend!

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