Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wisteria Bonsai Tree in Bloom

Japanese wisteria floribunda kuyshaku Bonsai Tree in Bloom 
This Japanese Wisteria bonsai tree was in bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden when I went there on May 3, 2010. 

Japanese wisteria floribunda kuyshaku Bonsai Tree Chicago Botanic Garden
This is what it looked like on April 29, 2010, 3 days earlier.

Japanese Wisteria floribunda kuyshaku Bonsai Tree in Bloom 2010 
I didn't expect to see it blooming, but I got lucky when my husband agreed to go with me on May 3, 2010.  I love it!


The Chicago Botanic Garden has one of the largest public collections of Bonsai trees in the United States.  They have over 180 trees, and they rotate displaying the trees outside, featuring the trees when they are the most beautiful.  I guess I will have to go back in fall!  They had probably more then 25 trees displayed outside on the days I was there. 
Click on the images to see them larger. 

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I am linking up to these memes:
For the 27th time - Outdoor Wednesday. (I was entry 9 of 158).
Scenic Sunday 96. (I was entry 36 of 59)
Fridays Finding Beauty. (I was entry 26 of 27).
Blooming Tuesday (I was entry 16)
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30 comments:

Jean said...

Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! I can't even imagine such a beautiful, tiny tree. Perfectly lovely! Thanks! Jean

eileeninmd said...

The bonsia wisteria is gorgeous. What a neat plant. Great photos!

eileeninmd said...

The bonsia wisteria is gorgeous. What a neat plant. Great photos!

The 3 Sisters said...

I love bonsai trees but can never seem to keep one alive!

Best wishes and Happy Outdoor Wednesday,
Natasha.

Suzanne said...

That's quite a change in 3 days. Beautiful!

perennialgardener said...

What a gorgeous Bonsai tree. Lucky you to be in the right place at the right time. :)

Amisha said...

So, so beautiful! Bonsais are so lovely, but I have never had the courage to buy one for myself.

LV said...

That little plant is so cute. I have never seen one that small. Ours here are much larger, but the same pretty color.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a gorgeous Bonsai tree!

hip chick said...

oh how pretty. I never would have thought of wisteria as a bonsai plant

blueviolet said...

I've never seen a blooming bonsai before. It's gorgeous!

LDH said...

Good Morning, Jeanne! The Japanese Wisteria bonsai is amazing! My next-door neighbor has had bonsai since we all moved onto the street 26 years ago. He asks me to water them when they are on vacation. He would love to see this, I'm sure.

It is hard to tell the size of this tree especially with the little one next to it. About how tall is the wisteria?

It is so nice stopping by to visit with you! Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful little tree. Loved seeing it in bloom.

Jocelyn
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Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

That's amazing. I didn't even know there *was* such a thing as a wisteria bonsai. Gorgeous!

Brenda said...

Amazing, beautiful picture! So glad you went.

JamericanSpice said...

This is beautiful! I'd love to visit and see all these!

Icy BC said...

Wow...what a gorgeous wisteria bonsai. Amazing how this plant is shaped!

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous photo of the tiny Wisteria tree. I loe wisteria, I wish I had a place for the vine.
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Hugs, Cindy S

CailinMarie said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday- a day late! :-)
I am just getting around to visiting all the blogs.
Wonderful photo of the Wisteria, I've never seen one as a bonsai before.
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Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

How wonderful you were able to see it at it's peak of bloom!

Jeanne Selep said...

I am responding to LDH. The little bonsai tree was UNDER 6 inches, maybe 3 or 4 inches at the most. The Wisteria bonsai was maybe 2, 2.5 feet high. I don't think it was anywhere near 3 feet high. The little tree was so outshown by the wisteria, I never even looked at what the little tree's name was.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

So very nice to have you join us! Thanks!

You have a lovely blog -- hope to see more of you.

Claudia

Tammie Lee said...

amazing to see the wee tree in bloom, beautiful!

Ebie said...

This is my first time to see a bonsai wisteria! Very gorgeous! We have posted the same flowers.

Sarah said...

What an amazing sight! Bonsai intrigue me and I've honestly never seen one in bloom. This wisteria is incredible. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous tree.

maiaT said...

What a beauty, never seen a Bonsai tree in bloom. It is a small jewelry.

Daniela said...

wow, so cool and beautiful, i have never seen anything like it :)

Todo pasa por una razon said...

Son muy hermosos tu bonsai. SOn un arte maravilloso que permite estar en contacto con la naturaleza.

Saludos,

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