Monday, March 24, 2014

Plant Fair;

The other day, my husband wished to buy moss (Polytrichales) for our tiny garden. 
There was a small Plant Fair using the local big mall's empty space. 
I'll start showing you the well-pruned pine tree;

This pine tree is called "Five-leaved pine"; so sorry this is my direct translation from Japanese "五葉松". Unlike the normal two-leaved needle pines, this kind doesn't grow so big like other kinds and popular for 'Bonsai'. Its leaves does not grow so long either.  I wish the picture from pc could help you understand.

He is from Kyushu who owns landscape gardening store. 
There were various kinds of plants and he was kindly dealing with costumers. 

*Just showing you some of the plants*
alpine rose. Callistemon speciosus. Jasminum nudiflorum

moss (polytrichum juniperinum) my husband bought
Thank you very much for stopping by;  
linking this post to "Our World Tuesday" and "Mosaic Monday"


TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful work on those trees! they fascinate me.

Shelly said...

They are gorgeous, my dear friend! I don't know if we have those here, but I think they might grow well in the climate where I am. Thank you for sharing!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
What a lovely garden that is for showing off the Japanese special way of pruning. That gardener from Kyushu proudly stands next to the perfectly shaped trees. What a bonus for having him deal with customers in a friendly and educational way.
Thanks for sharing; you keep surprising us!
Hugs and love,

eileeninmd said...

Helo Miyako, the tree and shape is lovely. The plants all look beautiful, I love anything that blossoms or flowers..The moss is pretty too. Thank you for sharing, have a happy day and week ahead!

Tamago said...

That's a gorgeous pine tree! I didn't know there were five-leaved and two-leaved pines. There are so many beautiful plants. The moss your husband got looks really nice. It will make a beautiful green carpet :-)
I'd love to see photos if you get the bird feeder! And hopefully cute birds (and not crows) will come visit :-)
Have a wonderful week, Miyako san xoxo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Miyako!

Beautiful flowers!

My son grows likes to grow bonsai and has a small tree similar to the one you showed.

I hope you will show us how the moss looks in your garden when it grows.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Miyako!

Beautiful flowers!

My son grows likes to grow bonsai and has a small tree similar to the one you showed.

I hope you will show us how the moss looks in your garden when it grows.

thisisme said...

Hi dear Miyako. What a lovely specimen of a pine tree! Beautiful flowers and plants. I loved all the photos my friend. Looks like such an interesting place to browse around. Hope all is well with you over there. Love & Hugs from your friend Diane, thisisme.x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh this was a fun way to spend some time Miyako. I loved this post. We don't have a garden any more, but I still love to go to garden exhibits and stores.

The art of Bonsai has always fascinated us. We have met some people who were fairly good at it (for being US citizens... one of them had trained with someone in your country) ... And I would love to know how that apple-like fruit tastes.

Thank you for taking me to the plant fair (it really felt as if I were there with you!)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

Looks like a wonderful garden center and thanks for taking us along and showing us.
Love the specimen tree and all the plants - the moss is lovely too.
I have always loved seeing the Japanese bonsai trees
Have a lovely week, dear friend

carol l mckenna said...

Miyako ~ Beautiful tree in your yard and other lovely plants to ponder ~ for OWT ~ xxx
Happy Week to you ^_^

artmusedog and carol

Lorraine said...

I love Japanese gardening !!!!

Karen said...

Bonsai is really interesting. Lovely looking flowering plants!

Pallavi Puri said...

Such unique plants dear Miyako :) I love being in the midst of landscaped gardens and nature, so this truly is a paradise of sorts :) Hope you are having a great day! Much love!

Photo Cache said...

i want some bonsai.

Photo Cache said...

i want some bonsai.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love moss! What lovely shots.


I most certainly would LOVE to peruse his shop!!! I would want to buy one of each. I'm just that way.

What a fun, exciting post you shared today.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Miyako sama. The five leaved pine tree's photo is very gorgeous.The moss that your husband bought is very nice. I want to have a garden for moss. When we went to koke-dera in Kyoto. A priest explained us that the most important thing to grow moss is to keep clean. Wishing you wonderful days. Thanks for sharing.

Fun60 said...

He is a talented gardener to be able to prune a tree to look so beautiful. Good luck with your garden.