In addition to many black and white pines, Kentaro Shiino’s Kanagawa garden featured great examples of a number of varieties, including some beautiful junipers.
One of the junipers was delicate enough to merit a post and zip tie support. To prevent tipping, the pot sat in a custom support.
Apparently size matters not in Shiino’s garden. Am curious about the style or styles in which the large tree below will be shaped.
Frank with a large juniper
Some equally impressive deciduous trees were found around the garden, including this very nice Japanese maple.
Trident maple on a rock
Japanese flowering quince ‘chojubai’
As Frank, Akio and I left the garden, we passed by two of the larger white pines I’d seen in pots.
Frank Cucchiara and Akio Kondo with two huge white pines
I can only imagine what it would be like to repot these – let alone how much akadama I’d need to fill the containers!
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The first Japanese Maple pictured above was in the 83rd Kokufu-Ten.
Hey, Frank, the tree on the left is mine. I left it there two years ago. Needs a little pruning. Would you bring it home for me?
These are gorgeous photos! The bark and trunks of the Chinese junipers are beautiful.