Visit to the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum

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So, they didn't have anything special?
 

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Some personal favorites:

I had never seen a literati in person. This may have been my single favorite tree if I had to pick one.
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Another pine with what I thought was just exceptional movement and a whimsical aura.
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My favorite deciduous, a sweet gum.
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And a super impressive ficus.
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Some personal favorites:

I had never seen a literati in person. This may have been my single favorite tree if I had to pick one.
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Another pine with what I thought was just exceptional movement and a whimsical aura.
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My favorite deciduous, a sweet gum.


And a super impressive ficus.
I was drawn to those two pines as well when I visited in the Spring!
 

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Do they rotate trees or always the same ones? I live half an hr from there and I have been there once...lol Planning to visit again when the weather gets nicer...after the fish market off course lol.
 

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Do they rotate trees or always the same ones? I live half an hr from there and I have been there once...lol Planning to visit again when the weather gets nicer...after the fish market off course lol.
From speaking with the guy working his internship there, I get the impression that the collection remains pretty consistent.
 

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Do they rotate trees or always the same ones? I live half an hr from there and I have been there once...lol Planning to visit again when the weather gets nicer...after the fish market off course lol.

The trees get moved into different spots, but the trees seem to stay the same. There was a beautiful Chinese Quince forest that was in flower for my trip. The ponderosa was in the back by the workshop area.
 

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Do they rotate trees or always the same ones? I live half an hr from there and I have been there once...lol Planning to visit again when the weather gets nicer...after the fish market off course lol.
A majority of the core display trees seem to remain the same, but they do have larger inventory than what is on display (they have additional space and trees out back out of the public view).

Also a number of trees are also moved around and displayed in different areas (along with many of the trees being moved to the Chinese/Penjing Pavilion for extra overwintering protection.
 

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Does anyone know what the style of this pot is called?
 

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