What is Bonsai?

Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is a word that is translated as “Tree in a Pot”. Originally created by the Chinese, the art of Bonsai was honed and matured into what we understand it to be today by the Japanese. The goal of bonsai is to capture the aesthetics of ancient trees in nature. Bonsai is both art and horticulture. There are many rules and horticultural procedures that are used to develop a bonsai, and many different kinds of shrubs, vines, succulents, and, yes, even trees, can be used to create bonsai. Bonsai isĀ an ever changing art form that ensures even the great masters will always be students.

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