It was in a remote age that the great idea of replicating the beauty of the nature came into some great mind. It is obviously that that human being was an artist and a genius as he started creating dwarfed bonsai trees or miniature plants. The special atmosphere and deep peace of mind is given by the beauty of the bonsai art.
Dwarfed plants are known long ago and there are many authentic ancient records of the tiny trees and plants in trays fixed several hundreds and even thousands years ago. This tradition was fixed in japans culture along with flower arrangement art and tea ceremony, as Japanese people absorbed different cultural phenomena. The cult of bonsai growing became their national tradition too. Japanese – average men and smart society – liked this tradition and it rooted in Japan for ever.
The Tokugawa period brought gardening books with descriptions and illustrations of various bonsai trees. Even in XVII and XVIII centuries had skills in rearing tiny plants and tried to get new sorts of trees to be dwarfed easily. The branches of another trees were grafted into the bonsai trees and then one tree turned into another one. It was a kind of magic.
It was the period of military ascendancy and prosperity and the Tokugawa Era made professions hereditary and many people escaped into their inner world from daily life and they wished to be free from social life and liked bonsai tree rearing. Amateurish selectors made a great contribution into the development of bonsai tree making. They even shared their ideas, materials and achievements with professionals. They praised the bonsai art and developed it greatly. Amateur fanciers had lots of skills and advanced bonsai plant growing greatly. Now Japan had equal number of amateur fanciers and bonsai trees.
There were many bonsai enthusiasts and they built up great collections of tiny plants having bonsai growing as a hobby. People of any age love bonsai and enjoy bonsai tree creating. They are infected by this beautiful art and create their own tiny miracles at home.
The internet gives much information about bonsai growing and you can socialize with other bonsai fans and get many useful tips from them visiting bonsai forums. Surfing the internet you can find loads of information and many new friends with the same bonsai interest that have the same lifetime hobby. Diving the bonsai creating you will get not only hobby for the rest of your life but there will be something that is able to give you a meditative state of mind and at the same time you will have at home a unique decoration.
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