Friday, June 25, 2010

Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection

Acer buergerianum May 2010
Acer palmatum May 2010

 Rhododendron x indicum 'Kakuo' May 2010



On a hot afternoon toward the end of May, I visited the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection at the Weyerhauser corporate campus in Federal Way with a friend from California.  It was hot & bright between the stucco walls, where they kept the overwrought specimens.  We crossed the plaza to enter the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden.  It was pleasantly shaded there.  Since it was May, there were many Rhododendrons in bloom.  The woman who sold us our tickets told us the yaks were out.  My friend expected to see hairy beasts.  She was a bit disappointed with Rhododendron yakushimanum.

1 comment:

Alice Joyce said...

I had heard the Collection was reopening for a limited time. Wish I could see it again.
Surely it's one of the very best in North America.
Lovely post!