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These are the bonsai that are currently on display at Longwood Gardens. This is always my favorite exhibit because I’ve been coming to see them for so long, and they are always the same, the steady continuity of them is somehow comforting. The oldest tree is the Ginkgo which began training in 1909, and the Pomegranate following closely at 1910. Which makes the oldest tree over 106 years old, and about two feet tall. The year noted as “began training” is not the year they sprouted, it just means that was the first year they were pruned and wire trained for bonsai. In incredible that even though the Pomegranate tree is so small it produces several full sized pomegranates every season (see below taken October ‘14).

My favorite is the Bald Cypress; which is a species renowned for its longevity and height, some growing well over 100ft tall. The oldest known Bald Cypress, located in Bladen County, North Carolina, is over 1,620 years old, making that individual one of the oldest living plants in eastern North America. To think that this tree is a perfect miniature of a full sized tree shows the incredible patience and discipline that is put into training these plants over, in some cases, generations.

Below is the info on each tree, going from left to right and downward in case you cannot read the tags below each tree:

  • Loose-Flower Hornbeam (Carpinus laxiflora) - Japan & Korea; Birch Family; Training began in 1991.
  • Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii ‘Kotobuki’) - Japan; Pine Family; Training began in 1975.
  • Azalea (Rhododendron) - Garden Origin; Heath Family; Training began in the 1970′s.
  • Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) - China; Ginkgo Family; Training began in 1909.
  • Pomegranate (Punica granatum) - SW Asia; Loosestrife Family; Training began in 1910.
  • Bald-Cypress (Taxodium distichum) - SE United States; Cypress Family; Training began in 1988.
  • Crape-Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) - S & E Asia; Loosestrife Family; Training began in 1994.
  • Japanese Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii) - Japan; Pine Family; Training began in 1949.
  • Hinoki False Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) - Japan; Cypress Family; Training began in 1930.
  • Trident Maple (Acer buergerianum) - China; Maple Family; Training began in 1990.

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Since 2016 is about to end.. Im mentioning everybody who i want to tell something important!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

@ehuante you’re one of my favorite artists here on tumblr! Your art really inspires me! Thank you for posting your arts here! You’re the best! ⭐️⭐️ you’re really amazing, and I’m happy that you care for your followers!

@mana-chan!! Your art is amazingly cute!! Im happy that we became friends, thanks for the good laughs! You’re such a kind and sweet person! Karp karp!! (Lol) ❤️❤️❤️

@springy-chan11 i love the way you color! The colors are so vibrant and warm! I love it!! The way you color really inspires me! Thanks for that!! ❤️❤️ you and your sister are one of the kindest people ive ever met!

@shweezyliz hi!! You too are one of my favorite artists! Your silly comics makes me laugh everytime! The way you draw boys are amazing!! Absolutely stunning. Your one of my inspirations! ⭐️⭐️💛

@neko-kate-19 again, one of my favorite artists! ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ah, your undertale art is really amazing! Very inspiring! I love your art style so much!!

@wheatu !!! Oh geez, the way you draw the fnaf crew is what i live for! Your art style is absolutely amazing! I wont lie! One of my inspirations as well!! ⭐️💙⭐️

@soupery ahhhh, your adventure time art is just- oh my god i cant even explain !! I love everything about your art! Its just so inspiring! The colors are so warm! I love it!! 💛💙❤️

@jakei95 your animations are my inspiration!! Oh my god! Its just literally amazing!! Its so smooth! One of my favorite artists and inspiration!! Im trying out animating cause of you! 💙💙💙

@v0idless also one of my inspirations and favorite artist!! Your animations is just SPECTACULAR. I love every single bit of it!! 💛💛💛

@markiplier one of my favorite youtubers! Thanks for making me laugh when im down! Your just so amazing! Thank you for everything!! ❤️❤️❤️

@therealjacksepticeye again, one of my favorite youtubers!! Thanks for making me laugh as well!! You made me laugh out loud at a cafe 😂 your so sweet to your fans, thats what i love about youtubers! Thank you for everything!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

@hopebiscuit my first favorite artist when i first came here in tumblr! You’re amazing!! Your pokemon humanizations is just fabulous! I love it so much!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

@qeelia-mie hi qeels! Its our friendship anniversary tomorrow! I cant believe how far we’ve come! Thanks friendo! You’re amazing!!! ⭐️💛💙❤️

@namicuppie12 hi cass! Look how far we’ve all come! The mfa is still running and active! I cant believe it, 3 years? Its amazing! Thank you buddy and i love you!! ❤️❤️❤️

@paperonica hey vio! Thanks for the laughs and everything!! Thanks for helping me out with making School Chaos a romance/horror au 😂😂 its our friendship anniversary tomorrow! Its been 3 years! How cool is that? Thank you so much! I love you!! 💙💙💙

Hey! If i didnt mention you then its because i forgot your name, but you’re still important in my life. Thanks for making 2016 amazing for me! I love you all so much!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!!! ⭐️💙💛❤️⭐️💙💛❤️