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Master gardener finds peace in meticulous care of bonsai trees

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    Roy Yamashiroya’s Salt Lake home features dozens of bonsai, including fruiting plants such as tangerine, Meyer lemon, calamansi, lime and starfruit trees. He uses aluminum wire to shape the plants.

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    An example of a really small bonsai — a serissa.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Roy Yamashiroya’s Salt Lake home features dozens of bonsai, including fruiting plants such as tangerine, Meyer lemon, calamansi, lime and starfruit trees. He uses aluminum wire to shape the plants.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Roy Yamashiroya’s Salt Lake home features dozens of bonsai, including fruiting plants such as tangerine, Meyer lemon, calamansi, lime and starfruit trees. He uses aluminum wire to shape the plants.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Bonsai plants in the garden of Roy and Jane Yamashiroya, July 11, 2016.

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    Fruit trees in a corner of the garden of Roy and Jane Yamashiroya, July 11, 2016.

Roy Yamashiroya found a lifelong hobby after viewing a bonsai exhibit at Ala Moana Center more than 25 years ago. As he admired the intricate miniature plants, he knew he wanted to grow them. Read more

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