Bonsai ,盆栽 are plantings in trays, from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings. For most of us these little pieces of art require no introduction yet for some this practice is sadly unknown. The plantings are a Japanese art form that has correspondent practices in the Chinese tradition of penjing from which it originated and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non bộ. The Japanese tradition is known to go back over a thousand years and has its own aesthetics and terminology for the educated eye.
The plantings are an actual form of art and are known to be used for contemplation in the eyes of viewer and for pleasant exercise of ingenuity, creativity and effort for the individual raising them, growing a bonsai is not an easy task and patience has a huge roll in this endeavour. Unlike other cultivation practices, bonsais will be near you only to beautify your life and exercise your patience and will. The bonsai will not produce food, be a source of medicine or be the focal point of a miniature landscape. The Bonsai practice focuses on long term cultivation as it shapes one or more small plantings in a single container over a very large period of time.
To start your Bonsai project all you have to do is to find a perennial woody-stemmed tree or shrub specie, theoretically every planting that fits in these two categories can become your bonsai in the upcoming years. You can also search for popular bonsai material that wears the characteristic of a more genuine small tree such as small leaves or needles. Finding such an exemplar will equilibrate the composition in far more graphic manner satisfying the compact visual scope of the bonsai tree.
Below we have featured a few small graphic bonsai trees that can serve as a starting point in your endeavours. You can use them as a model if you plan to start from seeds or grow them over years in an exceptional form of art. A full grown bonsai reaches unbelievable price tags so you might want to purchase the bonsai instantly.