Bonsai growing is a tedious and time-consuming hobby. Special care and attention must be given to plants for Bonsai growing purpose. As a hobby, Bonsai tree propagation entails various propagation techniques involving pot confinement and crown and root pruning. And in order to successfully survive a Bonsai tree, proper watering schedule, correct soil mixture, proper pot container, wiring, fertilization, and other things needs to be done and learned by Bonsai artists to become successful Bonsai growing hobbyist. As an art, Bonsai tree propagated can be pruned and design in various ways which can be used as house ornaments to match the house interiors.
So, with these various demands of Bonsai Tree propagation, what do Bonsai artists, both professional and would-be beginners get out of the art of Bonsai tree propagation?
For one, it gives individual Bonsai artists personal satisfaction. Like a through painting artists, nothing beats the feeling of seeing the Bonsai tree that an artists carefully propagated, tenderly taken cared of, and properly cultivated. It’s like seeing a work of art that the Bonsai artists have painstakingly given time to.
Also, Bonsai trees gives a relaxing and soothing feeling especially when they are used as house decoration or ornaments. The cool colors of the miniatured barks and leaves calms the mind and gives a peaceful feeling. What makes it even better is knowing the fact that you have invested so much time for it to live and survive. You have made it what it is right now, a work of art called Bonsai.
Aside from these, once the art of Bonsai tree propagation has been mastered enough. A Bonsai artists can even cultivate more Bonsai trees and like a true painter conducts a Bonsai exhibit for public viewing. It might be the start of a profitable business once people find the different Bonsai varieties that one learns to propagate aesthetically pleasing and beautiful to the eyes. There is a good market for Bonsai tree products worldwide.
Lastly, in this day and age of high technology gadgets and gizmos, telecommunications technology and what-have-yous. Less and less attention has been given to the more natural way of spending leisure time. People are too busy spending the time they spend out of their work location either going out to the malls or staying at home tinkering their appliances and expensive toys. Less and less people are appreciating traditional hobbies that do not consume electricity, fuel and other energy. It is about time the people go back to mother nature and appreciate the beautiful environment. Bonsai gardening could be the first step towards that direction. Bonsai tree propagating involves trees that are part of nature. It could be the catalyst for more environmentally conscious human beings that most people nowadays are not.