Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Living sculptures.. in miniature.



It's been a while since I visited the Wanneroo Markets, there was a time I would go every Sunday morning to buy fresh flowers for the week. Fed up lately with the prices and the amount of fillers used in florist shop bunches I decided to head back and see if the flowers at the market were as good as remembered.. they were, I came home with a huge bunch of Ranunculus (no fillers) a certain sign that spring is almost here..


I couldn't leave without admiring the exquisite bonsai in Vina Horticulture, one of the best bonsai  nurseries in Perth, seriously these shots do not do justice to these miniature creations. I have two bonsai at home, a pink Azalea and a native 'I'm not sure what'.. both have been in their same shallow bowl for over 25 years with no change of soil, just a bit of a shape up now and then, they survive on love.. it's a miracle :) If you have three minutes take a look at these beauties. Happy 'adopt a bonsai' Tuesday, take care...


29 comments:

  1. Oh, I love these!! I want one!! Beautiful captures, too! Hope your new week is off to a great start1

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  2. I love bonsai, but I'm not able to let them grow...!
    Thanks for showing these, Grace!

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  3. I'm like Karl. I make them wilt and die ! :-( These are so beautiful!

    Ranunculus is quite a different story, I love them, enjoy!

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  4. 25 years. That a lot of love. :-)

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  5. Bonsai for Spring!
    They would become oak trees here in this rain! Bah!

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  6. I've had plants become bonsai out of neglect! ;-))

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  7. My 'helpful' SIL repotted one of my bonsais while house sitting because it was 'rootbound'. Duh.
    Lovely photos. I love a good market.

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  8. 。.✿✿°°
    Passei para uma visita.
    Belas fotos!.. os bonsais são preciosidades do mundo vegetal... são como jóias.
    Boa semana!

    Beijinhos.
    ♡♡彡

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  9. Oh boy, I haven't had fresh flowers for going on 3 weeks now. I think I need to get out there and get some!
    PS: Love the bonsai.

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  10. Up here in the mountains, I made it a point to get flowers every week...when the winter sets in and all you see is snow, a bit of color in the house really is a pick me up!!! Love when Spring starts down in SoCal...I've missed the Spring and am excited to get to experience it again!!!

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  11. Oh I'm thrilled you took flowers into your own hand, so to speak


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  12. Last time I saw a bonsai seller was on a deserted industrial street in downtown Los Angeles. It was after hours and he was selling them out of the back of a late model station wagon. I found the whole thing ironic - and amusing.

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  13. I love bonsai but they probably would not like me.

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  14. I love Bonsai, but only had one that didn't survive...Great pictures, I love looking at flower markets and nurseries, but wish I had "greener fingers"

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  15. I love bonsai! Your pictures are great. I think to enjoy the moment taking good care of plants is some perfect therapy, to be Zen!
    Hugs
    Leia

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  16. What fabulous Markets Grace .... I could spend many hours and dollars!! while mozzying around there.

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  17. There must have been many hours spent keeping those bonsai trees small. A real art of the green thumb.

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  18. I never liked the bonsai plants. Never something happens, they just stand there for ages without any changes. A plant must grow or have flowers so now and than in my opinion. But glad you enjoy your Bonsai, so don't mind my opinion.:)

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  19. I love going to these markets. Even if I don't buy anything.

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  20. Wow those bonsai trees are really pretty.

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  21. Merveilleux bonsaïs, j'aime beaucoup ton post!
    Belles photos,
    Bonne journée- Cath

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  22. Beautiful! Aww, last time we were at the Wanneroo Markets was 2006, Grace! I bought an "Aussie"-t-shirt and when I wore it people gave me huge smiles. One lady even grabbed my arm and said, "awww, sweety, nice t-shirt", I´ll never forget that! :-) Thanks for the memory!

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  23. Wow, wow, ... "Bonsai"!
    In Japan, 'Bonsai' (making and maintaining the trees) is a popular hobby.
    I enthused that hobby, but lost my small-containers by some happenings. (I'm sad ... now.)
    Please take care your small-containers (pots or plates, = your trees) with love.
    Good luck!!!

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