After watching the marathon runners I returned back to the flea market for in the Veterans Memorial Building (where the flea market is held in their parking lot) they were holding a bonsai plant show. Now bonsai plant growing is a whole other thing with their own unique culture of enthusiasts.
(pun alert) I could dig it.
Rather than pick and choose, I'll just show the whole lot I took pictures of,
so you may scroll through at your own chosen pace.
I was impressed with the size of some compared to the very shallow bowl they were in.
Most all had labels with the species of plant and their age.
Pyrcantha. Presentation was a big element (I heard it being discussed) and the pots alone are pricey with "famous" big-name artist's names attached to some of the high-end models.
I didn't see one over 100 years old but it could have been there.
The average age was 25 - 50 years.
Another view of #3 above to show how little of this large tree actually was in the dirt.
Look at the little fruit. This may have been a pomegranate.
A type of maple I believe. Notice how shallow that dish is!
One said "crab apple" and this may have been it.
Who'd think a bonsai would have fruit like this?
Pyrcantha. Never-wake-up berries.
That is how my wife and I knew them as kids.
All one plant or separate ones?
Makes me think of a whole little miniature forest world there.
This could be yours for $500
This was sale priced at $400
There was a vendors area where many plants were for sale from $10 on up.
I didn't buy one. Sinbad would just munch on it.
But I did learn that bonsai is an outdoor plant, not intended to be kept inside.