The Many Layers of Japanese Bonsai

The art of making miniature landscapes was thought to have begun more than one thousand years ago. Later the Japanese refined the art and called it bonsai. An experienced bonsai artist will assure you that growing miniature trees only touches the surface of what bonsai is all about. Although the Japanese word "bonsai" literally means…


About Bonsai Trees

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Overview Bonsai first appeared in China approximately 1,000 years ago and is the practice of growing a single tree in a tray-type container. Bonsai developed an artistic component throughout Asia. Japan worked to create bonsai standards and regards its bonsai trees as a symbol of its ideals and culture. History A bonsai tree does not…


A Detailed History of Bonsai…

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Bonsai first appeared in China over a thousand years ago on a very basic scale, known as pun-sai, where it was the practice of growing single specimen trees in pots. These early specimens displayed sparse foliage and rugged, gnarled trunks which often looked like animals, dragons and birds. There are a great number of myths…


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