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    Bonsai!

    I find this Bonsai perplexing. At the bottom we have a Cotoneaster Shrub with its red berries. The tree is a Japanese Kingsville Boxwood. Here is the perplexing part, the flowers on the tree are actually Coral Bells Azalea!

    How did they get the Azalea to sprout from the Boxwood tree?

    C&C welcomed!

    Bonsai!

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    Re: Bonsai!

    Hi Frank, nice image. My guess would be a graft. If the leaves next to the flowers are Contoneaster, then I do not have a clue.

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    Re: Bonsai!

    Hi Frank,

    Don't understand the technicalities of the subject, but I would blur the background for a 'presentable', rather than this as a 'query', shot - if you know what I mean.

    To me it's just a pretty, small tree, I certainly don't appreciate the effort that it seems went into producing it

    Cheers,

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    Re: Bonsai!

    It is a very nice little tree Frank. Do you think that the sign on the bottom right is really necessary?

    Toņo

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    Re: Bonsai!

    Thank you for the feedback, Joe, Dave and Toņo.

    This is the full frame. I could crop out the sign and blur the concrete wall behind the bonsai but I was wondering if it would diminish the reality of the subject? For example, rather than just blurring the background, I could replace it with a landscape and it might almost look like a full size tree, albeit a funky one, but wouldn’t that detract from the fact that it is a bonsai?

    As it is, do we need the background and sign to give the bonsai a sense of scale?

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