Learn More About Bonsai Trees
The Japanese art of trimming and growing miniature trees is centuries old. These bonsai trees are kept for their aesthetic beauty, and they are often collected and treasured by their owners for decades. The shapes that they come to hold greatly reflect the creativity of their owners. It takes a tremendous amount of effort to prune and design a tree for many years. Many owners take this hobby to the next level by creating miniature landscapes and gardens that complement their trees.
All bonsai trees start as a piece of source material. In some cases, this is a cutting from a larger tree. Seedlings or special small shrubs are also commonly used. Perennials are the most common choice, and species with short needles are favored because this means easier pruning. The trees are placed in pots that are specially designed to maintain their small size. The artist's detailed attention determines the fate of the tree over the next few years of growth.