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I love the botanical gardens. These are from one trip to the NYBG this spring which included the annual orchid show and one to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the beginning of cherry blossom season. The BBG had its indoor spaces open for the first time since COVID so my family saw the bonsai tree room for the first time.
Beautiful plants and photos. Good luck with your new tree!
Redbud I think.
Here is Benw’s new weeping cherry tree:
The dead bonsai looks like molten silver. Beautiful even in death.
Ever the curmudgeon, “when shewn the botanical garden,” Dr. Johnson asked, “Is not EVERY garden a botanical garden?”
Weeping Cherry trees are such a delight!
Very enjoyable and am taking the ground ‘decor’ around your weeping cherry to use in my garden, so thanks for that, too.
桜 ! Inasmuch as I am a winter person, I always enjoy when the sakura trees come out in spring. It’s little wonder that the Japanese made a whole festival around the return of the cherry tree blossoms.
The orchid show shot is like a picture of happiness.
@oldster: I suppose it might depend on how many (and how reliably) one harvests botanists from said garden.
@susanna: I thought those might have been wood, but when I embiggened it, i can see that they are flat stones. I was adminiring that, too.
I can’t figure out what the tan stuff is inside the ring. ♀️
@WaterGirl: it’s dirt lol
ETA: specifically mud, since I’d just watered!
Thanks everyone who said redbud! Now that I have that I’m remembering it was Chinese redbud.
@Tdjr: right!? Like a flowing liquid; so striking!
Botanists should be nipped in the bud before they go to seed.