This year's Floria 2010 is the third Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival. At the Outdoor Themed Gardens, I was very much attracted to the Bonsai Garden where the exhibitor SanFong Bonsai and Art Garden had put up an impressive array of bonsai specimens, some of which are from priceless private collections.
You can read more about SanFong Bonsai, the nursery here.
There are labels in almost all the exhibits displaying the name of the tree, author and / or collector. Just look at this ceramic pot. These are intricate carvings of beautiful mountain and lake (shan shui) scenery.
Looking into this one, I feel like a Giant in the land of Little People.
Scientific name: Malpighia emarginata
Common name: Acerola Cherry, Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle
Origin: Tropical America
It is captivating and amazing, almost magical to see big trees and shurbs shrunk to one twentieth or less of their normal heights and sizes. I could imagine all the hard work, patience, preseverence and painstaking efforts that had been put into each bonsai. As I know, it takes many years of labour and attention to bring a bonsai to perfection or near perfection, not to mention the detailed horticultural knowledge one has to gain about a particular tree before the masterpiece finally takes shape.
Recently, I also had the chance to meet up bloggers, Keats The Sunshine Girl and M.Kate of La Vie Est Belle blog. This was our first time meeting in real life and it was fun. We chatted over tea and coffee at a cafe in Kuala Lumpur.
Coming next..... The Heliconia Garden
“Putrajaya Floraia 2010 P7 - Acerola Cherry Bonsai”, a copyrighted post, was written for My Nice Garden blog by Autumn Belle @ http://www.mynicegarden.com/ on July 23, 2010.