Sunday, May 7, 2017

Visiting Montreal Botanical Gardens

Easter weekend,  I visited the Botanical Gardens in
 Montreal with my daughter and her family.

I've  visited the
Montreal Botanical Gardens
for many years.
Over the years,
the Elephant Foot Plant below,
 has grown into a beautiful tree.

A slow growing ornamental 
house plant in our region.
In temperate climate 
 it's an evergreen perennial tree.



The base of the Elephants Foot Plant



Below is my daughter Suzanne's
houseplant (Elephant Foot)
that she's had for 
approx. 15 yrs.



Other pretty plants.




Lots of sunshine...
This Greenhouse is the
"Sunlight Conservatory"
~Mathieu~









Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

Below is a very large tree which covers 
a large area of the greenhouse.
As the sign above states this tree is a fake tree covered in cork.
Plants are attached to it which eventually grow roots into the cork.





Plants growing in the branches


Similar to a rainforest



 A Waterfall

Orchids



Primrose

Anthurium 

Suzanne, Matthew and Sabrina




Cactus
It wasn't easy to take photos
with the direct sunlight.









Moi


Have a seat!

A great way to spend your day.
In the Summer it is nice to take a picnic lunch
 and spend the day visiting the outdoor gardens.

All pics taken with my Samsung phone.

Thanks for your visit xo


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Friday, April 21, 2017

Bonsai Trees

I visited Montreal Botanical Gardens
with my daughter and grandkids,
during Easter weekend.
I am sharing photos 
of beautiful bonsai trees
 they have on display.

A lot of years and dedication go into creating a bonsai tree.
An art form using trees grown in containers 
that are trimmed to appear as a miniature of full size trees.

Bonsai can be created from nearly any 
perennial tree or shrub, that can be trimmed 
to remain small through pot confinement 
with crown and root pruning, 
preventing it to reach it's normal size.
A Chinese tradition that has spread worldwide.

Japanese Maple.


Maidenhair Tree 
Ginkgo Biloba
45 yrs. old



Wintercreeper Euonymus

Flaky Juniper


Chinese Elm 5 yrs.

Japanese Maple


Taiwan Trident Maple
95 yrs. old

Japanese White Pine ~35 yrs. old

Japanese Maple ~ 40 yrs. old

Thorny Elaeagnus ~ 40 yrs. old.

Chinese Peashrub ~ 40yrs. old.


Grenadier Pomegranate
 ~ 85 yrs. old ~





Japanese Maple ~ 45 yrs. old


Cork Bark
Japanese Black Pine 
~ 45yrs. old ~

Chinese Elm
~ 85 yrs. old ~

Chinese Sweetplum
~85 yrs ~


Cork Bark 
Japanese Black Pine
~ 55 yrs~

Trident Maple
~ 45 yrs ~

Ginkgo
Maidenhair Trees
~15 yrs ~


Chinese Elm 
~ 65 yrs old ~


Chinese Elm
 ~ 110 yrs. old ~ Wow!

Chinese Hackberry
~ 55 yrs  ~

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I identified some of the trees. (hopefully correct). 
These trees are on display in one of the large Greenhouses.

I will return and visit the Japanese Gardens nearby, where
there are a lot of other varieties and older bonsai trees displayed.

Thanks for your visit. xo



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