Bonsai Trees: Growing Miniature Art

Plants grown to express poetic and abstract beauty.

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Bonsai Trees: Growing Miniature Art

The art of bonsai plants actually originated in China, where ancient horticulturists began to grow miniature trees in pots. This practice was soon adopted by the Japanese, who developed their own style. Nurturing a bonsai plant is no mean feat and requires a lot of dedication and patience.

Take a look at some of these bonsai works of art from Japan and other bonsai practitioners around the world:

 

1. 800 Year Old Bonsai, by Kunio Kobayashi

via Bonsai Empire

 

2. Bonsai Treehouse by Aiba Takanori

via one-project.biz

 

3. 388 Year Old Hiroshima Bomb Surviving Bonsai, Yamaki Family.

via Wikimedia Commons

 

4. Apple Tree Bonsai, at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum 

via Quaintrelle Life

 

5. Azalea Bonsai, at National Arboretum, Washington DC

via Cowtools @ Flickr

 

6. Wisteria Bonsai

via Hollow Creek Bonsai

 

7.  Pine Bonsai by crataegus.com

via Pinterest

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