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Brilliant Bonsai & Grand Canyon Fall Color



Brilliant fall color. Sweet tree too. It belongs to Harry Harrington. Here's his caption: "A quick shot of my English or Field Elm bonsai today (Ulmus minor), showing autumn colour. Height 17"/42cm. Developed from an airlayered branch 12 years ago, some of you may recognise from my book Bonsai Inspirations 1. Pot by Victor Harris of Erin Bonsai."

Still on vacation so we’ll dig back into our archives again. This one originally appeared in November, 2016. It’s in keeping with our somewhat current fall color theme. As a bonus, we’ve got a photo of full fall color Aspen from near the rim of the Grand Canyon (taken yesterday on a cellphone)

Got a couple Harry Harrington beauties in fall color for you today. I lifted them from Harry’s facebook feed. Harry also has three excellent bonsai books, two of which you can find at  Stone Lantern

lindenHere's another deciduous tree that was originally Harry Harrington's. It's not as brilliant as his elm (above), but I like it anyway. Especially the nebari (exposed roots). Here's Harry's caption: "Lovely image I've just received of my Small-Leaved Lime/Tilia cordata bonsai, that now lives in Northamptonshire. Height 22"/56cm, I started it as a pencil-thick sapling in 2001 and its progression series can be seen in the book "Bonsai Inspirations 2." Bonsai pot by Victor Harris of Erin Pottery."
BTW: we call Tilia cordata 'Little leaf linden' on this side of the pond


Aspens shot yesterday by Barbara Patitucci with her cell, near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The most prevalent conifers around the North Rim are Ponderosa pine and White fir, so I suspect these are what you see in the background



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