Author Topic: Charleston, South Carolina  (Read 5152 times)

LarryT

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Charleston, South Carolina
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:33 PM »
I'll be vacationing in the Charleston, SC area at the end of July.  Too late to collect bald cypress I guess.  So what bonsai related sites should I check out (within 100 miles).
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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 08:04 PM »
The angel oak.  Its more for inspiration than anything.  I posted a picture of it in this thread: http://bonsaistudygroup.com/general-discussion/trees-worth-modeling-our-bonsai-after/

I'm not sure if there's much bonsai related to do there.  I believe there's a club/study group that meets in Summerville which is basically a 'burb of Charleston.
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 07:33 AM »
Not up on the bonsai scene there, but Middleton Place (an old plantation) is cool and Hyman's Seafood is excellent.
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 07:34 AM »
Oh, and Head-Lee Nursery is cool but not a bonsai nursery.
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 09:12 AM »
Oh, and Head-Lee Nursery is cool but not a bonsai nursery.

The one in Seneca SC?


Larry, where are you coming from?
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 11:38 PM »
Apologies, Head-Lee Nursery is a bit far away.
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 11:04 AM »
Charleston and surrounds doesn't have much at all in the way of Bonsai, unfortunately.  Yes, there is a group in Summerville that meets monthly on Sunday afternoon.

   
Hyams Landscaping & Garden Center
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870 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29412-3452
(843) 795-4570

These folks have a little bonsai, but not very impressive. They do have a nice selection of pots, though, and their plants and selection of nursery material is just outstanding!

Have a great trip - We live in Mt Pleasant (across the river from Charleston), and love it here!
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 03:12 PM »
There's also a vendor @ the (old slave?) Market that has some bonsai.  Mostly J.procumbens 'nana', though there's the occasional brazilian rain tree or black olive.  I've never met the proprietor as he's always away leaving his booth/table to be tended by someone else temporarily.
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 04:32 PM »
Terribly overpriced for what they are.  Would not recommend. :)
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2011, 12:19 AM »
Thanks everyone.  We will be heading south from Iowa.   Have not seen an ocean for about 20 years.  Have to be back in time to exhibit at the State Fair, a one day event primarily entered by Iowa Bonsai Association Members.  About 60 trees each year on the first Sunday of the Fair.  I see a lot on line about collecting and training bald cypress in SC. 
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2011, 07:46 PM »
When you reach Spartanburg SC on I-26, you're less than an hour from Green Thumb Bonsai.
 

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Re: Charleston, South Carolina
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2011, 10:37 PM »
Thanks to all.  Just returned yesterday.  Enjoyed the Angel Oak immensely.  Brought home a bottle brush from Hyams.