The art of bonsai

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Bonsai originated in China and Japan and possibly even India and was refined to the point where aged specimens were considered precious family heirlooms and handed down through the generations.

There are many styles of Bonsai that have been developed over the centuries .

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The basic principle is to create a miniaturized tree.

Once an exhibition was held of Bonsai trees in London, England they were discovered by the rest of the world and began to be cultivated outside of the East.

Traditional bonsai are kept outdoors but in later years, with the spread of bonsai cultivation around the world, shade loving trees like tropical trees are miniaturized and kept indoors.

Both pruning and trimming techniques are basically the same for indoor or outdoor bonsai.

When starting out with bonsai it is often best to buy a bonsai that has already been made. With this bonsai it is then possible to learn how to maintain the tree. Further down the line one can then start from scratch with your own plants to make them into bonsai.

Bonsai can be purchased from specialist nurseries, garden centers, clubs and associations and also made by modifying common house plants.

If you get them from a specialist nursery, club or association you will be more likely be able to get specific information for your type of tree than from a more generalist source.

Keeping bonsai can be great fun and fulfilling. There is something therapeutic about nurturing a living entity. It may not wag its tail like a dog and require less attention and maintenance but a set of bonsai can bring as much joy to their caretakers as any pet.

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I am also a bonsai lover. I have a plan to buy some bonsai and keep those in my living room or balcony. Thanks for sharing such great informative post.

I am also a bonsai lover. I have a plan to buy some bonsai and keep those in my drawing room or balcony. Thanks for sharing such good informative post.

great post to share a different topics

Perfect. How old is this tree?

Nice post i didn't know all of this. Thanks for sharing

When I was at high school one of the project in arts is the bonsai, but the bonsai we made is kind of artificial look not that kind that was in the post. This is a beautiful decoration indoor. I wonder how tree artificially grown away from its normal form. Does a chemical sprayed over it or maybe magic hahaha.

hi @sme, in Indonesia bonsai very much that love it, warm regards from me @rudirach

I enjoyed doing bonsai when I was in first year high school. It's really a very relaxing hobby watching those tiny plants slowly growing day by day.

I find bonsai fascinating. I got seeds a few years back and attempted to grow a pine. The seed broke the soil but the plant did not last. I will try again after we move.

This is beautiful and also very informative article. Thank you

Never heard of this, now I am looking into it more. I want one!

I only knew about bonsai from Mr Miyagi on the Karate Kid. Now I live in Japan and would love to be able to try this. I saw one with many different plants in one small pot. Awesome!

This plants are really cute, I want like ten in my window <3


So beautiful..and also nice article and informative post for me.Thank you

El bonsai es todo un arte, creo que hay que ser una persona con alto nivel espiritual para lograr cultivarlos.!


Przydatne informacje.

Bonsai is an artistic representation of a natural tree. It is an image, an illusion of nature. It is smoke and mirrors that defies the senses. The best bonsai are tricks of magicians who have tricked the eye into seeing a distant place in the distant past, or the side of a steep cliff. We all have to fight to be the magician.

The bonsai are beautiful, in spite of not being a pet they require a special care and as they never grow, they will always be our babies