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Plants of the Day
Saturday 25 October 2014

A few of the beautifully displayed and cared for bonsai in the courtyards devoted to this horticultural skill at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Illinois. A Ginkgo biloba (maidenhair tree) over 100 years old, older than those I saw in the city of Chicago (top photograph), and Acer buergerianum (trident maple) just starting to display its autumn colours (lower photograph).

Jill Raggett