Sunday, April 8, 2007

History of Bonsai

Bonsai Trees Care

Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) first appeared more than 1,000 years ago. The original art of Bonsai planting was first known as “Punsai”, the practice of growing plants in a small pot.

Later, the art became known as Bonsai because “bon” means tray and “sai” means growing or planting. When the two syllables are put together, it translates to tray growing or planting. Bonsai today is equated with the growing of small trees, when in fact it is the growing of many types of small trees.

When the art of Bonsai first began, the small trees didn’t have many leaves on them and they had trunks that were grotesquely deformed. These deformed trunks appeared as though they could be birds, dragons or other forms. Because of this deformity, the more grotesque the trunk, the more highly sought these little trees were. The same holds true even today.

Bonsai Trees Care

1 comment:

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Lovely info abt Bonsai! tks and do keep posting...
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