19 Aug
2009
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What does Bonsai Mean? What are Bonsai Trees?

What does “Bonsai” Mean?
and What are Bonsai Trees?

Bonsai means nothing more than miniature trees, which is derived from Japanese – 盆 BON, meaning “Basin” or Tray-like Pot and 栽 SAI, meaning “planting.”

Practically any plant of tree can be made bonsai, but the woody or semi-woody barked trees or plants tend to work best. Cultivation includes techniques for shaping, watering, and re-potting in various styles of containers.

Here is an example of a one of my young Chinese Elm Bonsai.
Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree

So, what do you think?