Friday, May 1, 2009
Bonsai (盆栽 ?) (lit. bon-planted) is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees, or of developing woody or semi-woody plants shaped as trees, by growing them in containers. Cultivation includes techniques for shaping, watering, and repotting in various styles of containers.
'Bonsai' is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai (盆栽). A 'bon' is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture.The word bonsai is used in the West as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots.
I really like how these grow at on an angle:)