Friday, 23 January 2009

Bonsai

olive bonsai

Bonsai trees never caught on in Greece until local varieties of trees started being used. Here is a well-known local variety of olive tree decorating the flower boxes (Christmas-style) outside a patisserie - but not in Hania. This photo was taken in Rethimno, a town that looks like a miniature version of Hania, located westwards, less than an hour's drive away from Hania.

13 comments:

  1. how appropriate!
    rethimno a bonsai of hania!!

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  2. If I understood this rightly: A miniature olive tree as a Christmas tree? Good Idea - sometimes a tradition needs some renewal.

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  3. Personally, I'm not crazy about bonsai. But, if you're into it, using local plant varieties makes sense!

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  4. I've never thought about olive trees for a bonsai. Do they have tiny little olives that you press for little lunch salads? '~)
    My choice for a bonsai would be our local sand pines, they're gnarly and would be fabulous but I'm not that attentive to house plants. I don't think it could survive me.

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  5. those are big BIG bonsais... :-)

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  6. Hi Maria! TGIF!! ;)
    I wouldn't say that Rethymno is a smaller Hania...
    Anyhow, the bonsai are amazing and the Skidia picture is absolutely awesome!
    Blogtrotter is still posting on Delhi! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  7. Now here's something worth seeing!
    An olive tree as bonsai and also for Christmas tree ...
    I just love olive trues.

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  8. Wow! Hawaii bonsai fanatics would FLIP if I showed up with a bansai olive tree. How cool!
    Aloha-

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  9. My daughter wants one of those for her bedroom window. She is doing well with her magic bamboo plant, so maybe for her birthday she'll get her bonsai tree. Are they hard to care for?

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  10. I have never been entirely happy about Bonsai.

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  11. I like the idea. I also like to know more about bamboo.

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  12. We have mini olive trees here too - but you have to keep them indoors...

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