brooklyn botanic gardens

our family adventure continued to the brooklyn botanic gardens on sunday. 

 under the flight path.

under the flight path.

clusters of trees have begun to blossom in parts of the gardens; the daffodils and tulips are already in full bloom. it wasn't crazy crowded, since it's not yet time for the cherry blossom festival. ("it's next week," said the security guard to a couple of disappointed women, kimono-clad, at the gates.)  

the gardens were lovely, and i'll be back in a couple of weeks after the madness of sakura matsuri. (there's going to be an amazing plant sale!) but man, the bonsai. i could have stayed in the c.v. starr bonsai museum all day. i love miniatures and i love plants, so obviously, bonsai drive me crazy (in a good way). sadly, i have never been able to keep one alive, so it's a good thing i now have a membership so i can visit it anytime i want. (all the time.)

 prunis x subhirtella. a miniature version of the ones outside.

prunis x subhirtella. a miniature version of the ones outside.

 zelkova serrata 'makino'. the scale of this tree is perfect: tiny leaves to go with the tiny trunk and branches. some of the other bonsai have normal-sized leaves on miniature trunks, which is just not as impressive. 

zelkova serrata 'makino'. the scale of this tree is perfect: tiny leaves to go with the tiny trunk and branches. some of the other bonsai have normal-sized leaves on miniature trunks, which is just not as impressive. 

have a great week!

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