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250 Year Old Bonsai Tree

By mrsvee
Hi, Everyone.
This is fun.... sitting in a caravan in torrential rain..........
Whilst we are here in the West Midlands for a few days we went to Birmingham Botanic Gardens.
I took this photo of this 250 year old Bonsai Tree, it is a Juniperus chinensis in the informal upright style.
It is along with some others so valuable they are kept behind bars which are alarmed.
I was lucky the old man who was tending them invited me in to take some photos of them.
Comments and advice as usual are very welcome.

Tags: General Tree Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Bonsai Japanese garden Birmingham botanic garden

Voters: Paree, gothicboy, sillygirl and 39 more

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Paree 13 616 3
5 Oct 2008 9:20AM
a beautiful photo
and i have to say your write up did make me laugh as i too am watching the torrential rain as i am sure are most of us this morning

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gothicboy 10 1 Romania
5 Oct 2008 9:25AM
Great colors and detail
jdenman 10 18 5 Spain
5 Oct 2008 9:29AM
That is a great age, very nice looking Bonsai.
Super capture.
daibev Plus
14 311 Wales
5 Oct 2008 9:30AM
Nice capture.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Oct 2008 9:45AM
Beautiful capture. Sory to hear about the rain, I'm trying to find a shady part of the garden to sit it, it's so hot! Carol
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
5 Oct 2008 10:06AM
Priceless!! One of my fav today
cjl47 10 4 3 England
5 Oct 2008 10:17AM
I went there recently too, most of the specimens were behind bars to prevent theft/damage.
There are a few in my pf.
5 Oct 2008 10:32AM
Beautiful image.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
5 Oct 2008 10:39AM
Excellent record shot
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
5 Oct 2008 10:45AM
Great capture of an old timer.
Tigress 10 Scotland
5 Oct 2008 11:36AM
Wonder what the secret is? I killed mine off after three years ( mind you, I can't take all the blame- my pal looked after it when I was on holiday and the moggies tended to abuse it!)
Amazing age!
Artois 12 405 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 12:38PM
This is a lovely capture. Good natural colours.
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 12:50PM
A stunning capture and lots of detail, such a beautiful tree amaizing culture

Silverzone 10 2 England
5 Oct 2008 1:40PM
Super shot. Sylvia
5 Oct 2008 3:36PM
Lovely shot!
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
5 Oct 2008 4:03PM
What a marvelous capture.
Waggie 9 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 4:11PM
What a marvellous Bonsai, such lovely colour and detail, Paula
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 5:03PM
very well captured
jove 10 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2008 5:16PM
Very lovely image.
Very well done.
5 Oct 2008 5:46PM
Nice one.

Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
5 Oct 2008 6:02PM
Great image

whiteswan01 10 13 England
5 Oct 2008 9:04PM
excellent lucky you nice b/g
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
5 Oct 2008 10:39PM
You have captured some really lovely colour & detail to this amazing Bonsai.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
7 Oct 2008 3:13AM
History in the making,,,
Like this alot,great job.
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 6:31PM
I tried to keep one of those died on me,lovely capture
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2008 1:55PM
Now the Botanical Gardens here in B'ham is worth a visit in any weather.
Lovely capture

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