The Chinese Pavilion at the U.S. National Bonsai-Penjing museum contains incredible penjing style trees. For those of you who do not know, penjing is the chinese form on bonsai. Bonsai tend to be much more reformed and detailed whereas penjing are trained and shaped but left to be more natural. My personal perspective is this….. Penjing is a tree taken for nature and shrunken with a shrink ray.. lol.. and bonsai are trees turned into a pristine piece of living art at a miniature scale. If that confused you at all, my apologies :). Most of the penjing in the Chinese Pavilion were gifted from China by Dr. Yee-sun Wu and Shu-ying Lui to the U.S. in 1986. Below you will see many of those trees and I hope you enjoy.
Chinese Pavilion Penjing : Part 1
Stay tuned for part 2!