You have to use your imagination for the pot, but not much imagination when it comes to color. This photo and the others in this post are from an article on Chinese bougainvillea on Bonsai-Penjing.
You be the judge
One of the many things I like about southern climes are the colorful bougainvilleas that you often see gracing balconies and draped along buildings and walls. It’s as if bougainvilleas and walls were made for each other. But what about bougainvilleas and bonsai? In some cases the two go together very well. I’ll let you be the judge of the trees shown here.
I won’t say much more today, I’ve got to finish loading and leave for the 3rd U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition in Rochester. But just one little question first: what’s that black stuff on the bark of these trees? Looks a lot like Sooty mold to me (Sooty mold isn’t particularly harmful, but the sucking insects that accompany it can be harmful).
All the photos in this post are from Bonsai-Penjing. They were taken at a Bougainvillea Bonsai show in Shenzhen China.