Bonsai is the Oriental art of cultivating miniature trees to make them look aged. This juniper bonsai is crafted in sabamiki style where the trunk is split and the bark stripped to evoke a visual effect of deep trunk damage as can be found in old trees. It won an award at the inaugral Kuala Lumpur Bonsai & Orchid Show 2012 held at the Perdana Botanical Gardens to coincide with the Petronas Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix 2012.
Scarlet Passion Flower – Passiflora Coccinea.
It was impossible to miss this bright red flower that greeted us at the entrance to the Secret Garden of 1 Utama. The garden underwent some renovation since the last time we were there. Footpaths were resurfaced and raised. The ramps were still difficult to traverse on wheelchair, even with assistance from Wuan. We had a good time there, nonetheless, capturing some interesting images with our cameras.