Bonsai is a kind of genetically small tree that originated from china and spread to Japan and Korea. It is kept small by continuous pruning the roots and regular reporting.
The trees are grown in containers on a principle that it should give a picture of heaven and earth in appearance from one container. A good bonsai tree should have the three forces of truth, beauty and essence. The aim here is to make the tree look natural and at the same time it must not show any signs of human intervention. It is because of this aesthetic sense that made bonsai very popular and appealing that made many people to start growing bonsai as a good business venture.
Bonsai tree is now grown by many people and is on high demand not only to the fact that is a good hobby but also an interesting and unique thing to decorate your house from the sitting room to the kitchen. You can choose from the many varieties available depending on the flower type contained in an ornate ceramic pot that suits your home or office accent. People have now considered going for bonsai as a great gift idea and now sold as gifts in the shops. It is considered sweet and romantic present you can ever give someone during birthdays and anniversaries due to its age aspect and time. Giving someone a bonsai tree that equals to his/her age or the occasion being celebrated is truly a very unique and thoughtful way of commemorating an event.
Bonsai growing is a hobby in that it is said to provide a therapeutic relief from a known idiosyncratic illness. It helps anxiety and it’s known to be having a holistic medical effect in reducing stress and relieving pain. It sooth muscles that are tense and makes one relax the mood while giving the overall sense of well being thus improving self esteem. Artists however use bonsai tree to showcase their talents in the industry through contests and exhibitions of best bonsai trees.
One good thing about bonsai tree is that it is a wonderful hobby that can be put on practice all year round whether tropical, indoors or conifers there is always plenty you can do. How often the tree is repotted and the roots pruned depends on the age of the tree, younger trees may be repotted once in every year while the older ones may take every three to four years. It’s done during summer periods prior to the new buds opening.
The overall bonsai is a great interest, hobby and even a profession that one can undertake. It requires time and patience to maintain the tree, it is sensitive to changing environments and needs constant attention all the time. You need to ensure it is healthy and beautiful this perhaps explain the reason why busy people who have lots of work and social schedule are discouraged from keeping this kind of tree. For those people who have a habit of watching TV as a way of passing time, growing bonsai will be a good thing than watching you will keep yourself busy by attending to it. It is really a more relaxing and challenging way. Before deciding to grow bonsai, you need to do a lot of study very careful until you are comfortable that you can take good care of the tree. You will also need to choose a nice pot for aesthetic reasons, choose the one that blends the overall design and ambience of your home. Size of the pot will determine the size and growth of your tree.