Not a masterpiece... not even a bonsai

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Not a masterpiece... not even a bonsai but it was winter and I was desperate. So I replanted this twenty year old flower in a bonsai pot. Can you identify the species?
 

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Asus101

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Looks like one of them rare Chinese emperor flowers to me. I believe they were not to be taken outside the forbidden city. It was fav past time of the city guards seeing who could smuggle a cutting out, with out being caught, hung, burned, quartered, tortured, decapitated and made to eat sushi.
 

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lets see, is that a question or a challenge? Sure looks like a geranium. Ivy-leafed geranium, I think. Pelargonium peltatum


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Asus101

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there were alot of adventurous guards. Eventually the game lost all meaning.
 

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Not a masterpiece... not even a bonsai ...
:D Thanks for this! I may even be able to post a tree on this thread! All of my trees fall into this category... :D

BTW: A geranium of some sort I do believe.
 

bonsai barry

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Looks like one of them rare Chinese emperor flowers to me. I believe they were not to be taken outside the forbidden city. It was fav past time of the city guards seeing who could smuggle a cutting out, with out being caught, hung, burned, quartered, tortured, decapitated and made to eat sushi.

You forgot castration... but it was worth it.
 

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There's a nursery around here that sells ivy leaf pelargonium as bonsai :rolleyes: Some don't actually look too terrible. Since I've told them what I'm looking for they can't seem to understand why I'm crawling through their mugo, yew, and juniper instead of looking at their "pre-bonsai" tropical plants.
 

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execution by slicing was a favorite passtime of the Imperial Eunuchs for the crime of geranium snatching, but only during the Later Han Dynasty. :rolleyes:
 

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