This little Japanese quince (Chaenomeles speciosa) looks old and yet is so small. I know I've mentioned this before, but there's something about the brilliance and purity of quince flowers.
Let’s make it three straight for Haruyosi, a favorite here and anywhere people love small trees. This isn’t the first time for this post (nor is it the second time). Must be one of our favorites.
Here's Haruyosi's caption... "This cherry tree 'Okame' bloomed half a month earlier than last year. (Prunus incamp cv. Okame)"
Prunus mume. I like this shot with just a touch of the pot showing
Red is the new black! Here the whole tree in its brilliant red pot. Red pots have long been uncommon with bonsai, the glaze is expensive and such a strong color can distract from even the most brilliant tree. But now, in this age of daring colors, red pots are popping up everywhere
More delicate spring beauty. This time the pot is yellow. It turns out that, like red pots, yellow pots haven't been all that common but that may be changing too. The tree is Malus halliana (Hall's crapapple).
Another Prunus mume
I think this one qualifies as Mame ('bean' in Japanese), a common word for the smallest bonsai. Both the tree (Pyracatha) and pot are by Haruyosi.
Just another of Haruyosi's masterpiece pots. Red and yellow together, but I guess you probably noticed.