Lan Su Chinese Garden May and June


Penjing collection

May was the time for the penjing (Chinese bonsai) show.  There are always some on exhibit, but others are added in May.

Mountain scene

Mountain landscape penjing

Penjing Wisteria
Penjing Wisteria

penjing close up

Penjing examples

Although I had heard that landscape was more typical of Chinese than Japanese miniatures, there was only one example. I especially like the flowering miniatures.

Flowering miniature

Flowering Penjing

June, of course, is rose month; although I was too late for the pink roses, the red were in full bloom along with other flowers and water lilies.

various flowers

Full flowering scene

There was a  most unusual bloom: here is bush and close-up.

unknown flower

Water Lilies

And the water was clear enough and the light right to photograph the fish.


None of my “regular” spots were particularly photogenic on these visits. The stuffed dragons are down, so I never did get all 9 of them photographed, but the ones hanging now are much more ornate.


Paper dragon for the year of the dragon

I am not sure how many there are to find or how long they will be hanging.

Oh, and a May Apple–from May of course. The Chinese version is much larger than the wild ones in our forests–leaves about waist high.

Chinese May Apple

Chinese May Apple

The delay in posting is the result of the WiFi being down over the weekend…there will be a July visit or two.


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2 responses to “Lan Su Chinese Garden May and June

  1. Thanks for sharing the bonsai … I think they are beautiful!

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