A lazy Sunday with Mary Madison, bonsai Buttonwood Queen 

Adam's Art and Bonsai Blog

Can you say “Roadtrip!” ?No, I wish we drove in this.

The Central Florida Bonsai Club has an annual fieldtrip in August where we visit Mary Madison’s home in Lake Placid Florida. Mary is, indisputably, the Buttonwood Queen, owing to the fact that probably 80% of all buttonwoods that have been displayed in high profile shows were first collected from the wild by her. She specializes in rescuing the trees before the bulldozer rips them out of the ground to make way for another retirement condo or timeshare highrise.

I carpooled with Sandy, Don, and Dick (or Richard, I’m not sure what he went by). Here’s Don riding his scooter at Mary’s, perusing the wares.

That’s Richard in the way back.

Then we have Judy in the back, Nanette in the front and the indomitable Paul Pikel sporting orange.
From front to back, the legend herself, Mary, Sandy, and…

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