Naturally Grown Bonsai

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Project by chscholz posted 04-18-2012 12:03 AM 2102 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I run into this in Big Bend National Park down deep South in TX. Away from the beaten path, we run into a rock formation with natural boxes (am I stretching the term box too far?). These conifers were struggling to make a living in natural boxes resulting in some of the most interesting bonsais I have ever seen.

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posted 04-18-2012 01:26 AM

they are BEAUTIFUL!!!!
all boxed in—hahaa I love outside-the-box thinkers!!! Nice.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 04-21-2012 08:17 AM

They really are cute bonsai trees.Nice find.

-- Bon,Hastings, 5a....Always room for one more

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posted 06-01-2012 06:04 AM

These are amazing! I have seen this kind of little cedar growing in Arizona, too. Amazing!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 06-01-2012 06:40 AM

Great find nice job.

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail

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posted 06-02-2012 01:13 PM

These little cedar are a great find, chscholz. It is amazing how struggling in severe conditions will create such twisted and dwarfed forms in trees. They remind me of the amazing Bristlecone pines in the White Mountains of California and also in Nevada. For anyone who would like to see photos of these magical trees, NOVA PBS has good articles and panoramic views of these ancient trees.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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