Visit to Vancouver Island, Canada
October 14, 2012 by crataegus
My recent trip to Canada led me to visit the bonsai yards of Anton Nijhuis and Peter Wilson, who have extensive collections of trees collected from Vancouver Island over the years. Thanks to both of you for letting me visit! (And for letting me take a few photos in your backyards…)
I found this napkin dispenser in a cafe on the Vancouver Island ferry.
Anton Nijhuis’ hemlock. This is a very large tree, or a ‘two-person’ tree as those of us who have lifted a few know them as.
This good-sized hemlock was in the yard of Peter Wilson. ‘Good-sized’ is a remarkably accurate term for anything between two inches and eight feet. This one was somewhere in-between.
A huge hemlock at Peter’s. ‘Huge’ as in other applications means ‘hernia-sized’. Don’t lift without machinery, step way back to take the photo, etc.
Very nice bunjin shore pine, Pinus contorta contorta, in Peter’s yard…I thought this specimen was very successful in living up to its scientific name. Contorted to heck by something in the wilds of Canada. Nice trees, guys! Thanks for the visit-