Big american tour. After a long day yesterday at a number of shohin nurseries in Kanagawa and Urushibata's, I fell asleep on top of my bed, fully clothed and contact lenses still in. Great stuff.
Some pictures for your enjoyment
A powerful semi cascade black pine
A rather artistic shot of a healed over scar on a fat black pine
One of my fetish trees, a komachi rose
A very reasonably priced juniper...
This made me feel a little queasy, but I want one.
A barberry, scar free, as thick as a childs arm at the base and damn...I have never seen one like it.
A chojubai that looks like a tree
And so on to Mr. Urushibata who everyone knows in Europe know. I know him too. Have done for a while. The new garden is looking great.
The boys on the prowl.
A humongous miyajima white pine. Never seen anything like it. I asked if the branches would return if the rebar was removed, which prompted a heated discussion between father and son as to how much it had been bent...after the winter, apparently they will stay in place.
Taiga telling me that I am a Japanese Monkey...
A great yamadori large shohin juniper. Mamma Mia! Love the tree..
After Urushibata's we drove on to Okazaki a couple of hours down the road, ready for a trip to Daijyuen and other nurseries. More to come, rest first.