Entry Display at Wigert’s Bonsai

In
February
I
wrote
a
post
about
a
Christmas
visit
to
Wigert’s
Bonsai,
thanks
to
the
generosity
of
our
daughter
Kira
and
her
husband
Trent.
I
included
as
many
pictures
as
I
reasonably
could,
because
sometimes,
a
picture
really

is

worth
1,000
words
when
it
comes
to
getting
across
what
a
place
is
like.

But
there
was
one
picture
I
had
not
taken,
and,
I
discovered,
no
one
else
in
our
party
had
either:
a
picture
of
the
display
that
greets
visitors
when
they
first
turn
into
Wigert’s
driveway.
That
display
is
quite
eye-catching,
and
I
was
kicking
myself,
figuratively
speaking,
for
not
having
thought
to
get
a
picture.
(The
display

is

some
distance
from
the
rest
of
the
establishment.)

Then,
two
months
ago,
my
wife
visited
Kira
and
Trent
again,
and
was
able
to
get
a
picture
for
me.
(Domo
arigato,
sweetie.)
Here
is
her
picture:


Entrance
display
at
Wigert’s
Bonsai,
North
Ft.
Myers,
Florida.

The
main
tree,
its
roots
growing
over
the
large
chunk
of
reef
rock,
is
a

Ficus
,
presumably

F.
microcarpa
.
The
shrubs
flanking
it
on
either
side
are

Podocarpus

(I
don’t
know
the
species).
The
bamboo
makes
a
fine
backdrop,
in
my
opinion.

Here’s
a
closer
view
of
the
main
tree:

Root-over-rock

Ficus
,
presumed

F.
microcarpa
.
The
picture
was
shot
late
in
the
afternoon,

which
makes
for
the
strong
interplay
of
light
and
shadows.

I
suppose
that,
technically,
this
tree
is
not
a
bonsai,
since
the
tree-and-rock
composition
is
not
in
a
container
or
on
a
slab.
But
that
really
doesn’t
bother
me
in
this
case:
it’s
a
still
a
fine
example
of
the
bonsai
practitioner’s
art!

To
jump
to
my
February
post
about
our
visit
to
Wigert’s,
click

here.


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