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16th April 2012, 04:04 PM
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?
16th April 2012, 04:07 PM
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.
16th April 2012, 07:45 PM
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
16th April 2012, 07:50 PM
It is a very nice little tree Frank. Do you think that the sign on the bottom right is really necessary?
16th April 2012, 08:58 PM
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?