Bonsai at National Arboretum

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Devin
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Bonsai at National Arboretum

Post by Devin » Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:00 pm

The National Arboretum located in Washington DC is one of the best in the country. Some of the gardens/collections include: Asian Collections, Azalea Collections
Dogwood Collections, Fern Valley, Friendship Garden, Gotelli Dwarf and Slow Growing Conifer Collection, Holly and Magnolia Collections, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, National Boxwood Collection, National Grove of State Trees, National Herb Garden, and Perennial Collections. Anytime of year is good but the azalea gardens in spring is immaculate.

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http://www.usna.usda.gov/
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Rand
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Re: Bonsai at National Arboretum

Post by Rand » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:17 pm

Jeez, that azalea is gorgeous.

Any idea what the plastic wrap on the juniper is for?

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Re: Bonsai at National Arboretum

Post by Joe » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:13 pm

That arboretum must be the one that I can't get out of my mind because--- I've been there in the early '70s but couldn't recall where it is- that is, the bonsai collection. As I vaguely recall, didn't much of it come from Japan? I very vaguely recall, somewhere, seeing a world class bonsai collection- and I thought, or hallucinated that it was given to America by Japan, having once been part of the Imperial Collection. Or am I getting demented?
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Re: Bonsai at National Arboretum

Post by Devin » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:22 pm

Rand- whoa good eye, I did not notice that. My guess would be a fresh bud graft and a bag over it to prevent desiccation.

Joe- No man your not demented you got it right. Its off of New York Ave in northeast dc. A lot of people get it confused with the botanical gardens next to the capitol. Its way better. Can spend days in there

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Re: Bonsai at National Arboretum

Post by Larry Tucei » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:53 pm

Wow those are amazing!!!! Love the Bald Cypress!

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Rand
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Re: Bonsai at National Arboretum

Post by Rand » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:43 pm

Devin Bily wrote:Rand- whoa good eye, I did not notice that. My guess would be a fresh bud graft and a bag over it to prevent desiccation.
I just had to admire all those intricate gnarled branches close up. I guess bud grafting is how they 'undo' a pruned branch?

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