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Bonsai 盆栽, lit. plantings in tray, from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings. A Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers.
Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated, and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non b. The Japanese tradition dates back over one thousand years and has its own aesthetics and terminology.
bonsai & pre-bonsai
pots & soil
Love - Breathe - Bonsai
"It was in 1985 when a friend gave me a book on Bonsai from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. After going through the pages I was amazed at the artistry and the age of these wonderful trees."
- Marc R. Martin
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