Bonsai camellia in bloom

Bonsai Camellia
Bonsai Camellia

I popped into the bonsai collection at the United States National Arboretum for a few minutes. Many of the trees are still a sight to behold without leaves, displaying their armature of tree trunk(s) and exquisitely and painstakingly teased branches, upon which buds and leaves are beginning to sprout. One bonsai tree, however, was well along and at the peak of its beauty in the Chinese pavilion-a bonsai camellia!

Below is a close-up of the flower.


bonsai camellia flower
bonsai camellia flower

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