Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Bonsai Trees-ABC WEDNESDAY "B"
Today I am beginning my career as a volunteer interpreter in the Ordway Gardens at Como Park in St. Paul. This area includes the Japanese Garden and the Pavilion and Terrace for the collection of Bonsai Trees.
I am thrilled to be a part of this Como Park volunteer program because Como, which is one of the few FREE parks and zoos in our country, is a gem in our city.
The Bonsai collection is fantastic.
I'll occasionally give you a few lessons: In Japanese, bonsai literally means "tree planting" or "tree in a pot." Generally an overall Bonsai shape should be a triangle with unequal sides with a rounded top.
The English Ivy is a formal upright with a straight truck from the base to the top but the other two are informal uprights with trunks that have gentle curves.
Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY