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Flowering Bonsai - Satsuki Sensations


The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum stands at or near the top of Japanese and world bonsai. There are other great bonsai collections for sure, but when it comes to pure quality and quantify, I think Omiya might be number one.

Three merging crowns with soft shades of pink. From the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum.

Here's one you could show without its flowers. Muscular and highly defined trunks like this are not uncommon with Satsuki.  

There's a lot going on here. Especially with the tree on the right; twin straight elegant trunks, horizontal lines contrasting with the vertical trunks, and an abundance of brilliant flowers with lovely mixed hues and shades. And lest we forget, a very impressive nebari which lends of feeling of stability to the whole tree. 

If it wasn't peeking out at the top, you might not know that part of the trunk is rock.

Not only does the Omiya Bonsai Art Museum feature stunning bonsai, but their display areas are perhaps as good as it gets. 

I love the size, spread and shape of this tree. A fitting bookend with the first tree (way up at the top).


Gallery Sources:
Omiya Bonsai Art Museum on FB
Omiya on Bonsai Bark
2023 8th U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition

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