Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The trick to finding new bonsai like this one on mid Beacon Hill is to take different routes every time you have to drive somewhere. It's a little less convenient but it's been helping me discover new areas of the hood.
I liked this yard not only for it's shapely bonsai, but for it's excellent use of a sloped lot with lots and lots of amazing rock work.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I just got around to reading the April 2009 issue of Artnews that prominently displayed a nice bonsai on the cover and an article on 'the new landscape'. The article was not that interesting but it did have a little blurb about Seattle's new sculpture park.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Truth be told...it's actually hard coming up with Bonsai of the Week. Not because there isn't anything to choose from...actually it's because there is so much to choose from that it's hard to narrow it down. It's hard to find a single block on Beacon Hill that does not have some kind of crazy shaped bush.
I try to look for the funky factor, strange shapes, plastic sculptures, crazy arrangements...but often times I run across yards like this one located south of the VA hospital on south Columbian way. It's just really well done in a loving way and it looks great. Once again making me glad that I live on Beacon Hill.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Sometimes you see someone's yard on Beacon Hill and you can't help but wonder why? I'm sure there is a good story behind these bushes, but what is it? Why would someone take it to such an extreme? Clearly they must have some love for their trees if they carve their fence around them to protect them. But what is up with the extreme shapes? Maybe this persons artistic aesthetic is just so much more advanced than mine that I can't understand it? I think that this is probably the most far out Bonsai on Beacon Hill, am I wrong? Located off of 39th on the south end of Beacon Hill.