Friday, November 21, 2008

Bonsai in Brazil # 3

There was an exhibt with a contest. Brazilians seem to go for samll and very small bonsai. By far the most popular size is shohin (25 cm and smaller) there.




















4 comments:

Shaukat Islam said...

Walter,

What species are Pic No. 15 and 16? Nice trees.

And what are these strange and somewhat funny ;)looking 'trees' in Pic 1 and in front of some trees....are these some kind of an award?

Shaukat

Walter Pall said...

the funny looking trees are wire bonsai, made of bonsai wire. They were awards and looked quite nice to me.

Walter

Walter Pall said...

15 is a pyracantha and 15 a Eurpean boxwood. The boxwoods are common in the south of Brazil. Mainly German immigrants brought them 150 to 100 years ago. Up to today there is one boxwood in the vegetable garden of many German farms. So the emigrnats took with them what they thought was a necessity in the new world.

Walter

Shaukat Islam said...

Thanks Walter for the info on European boxwood....very interesting.

You get to learn so many things, really.

On the awards, the funny trees were said in light humour only, not with a serious note. Hope I have not offended you (?).

Shaukat