All of us have marveled at the beauty of the majestic Japanese Bonsai. The Japanese Bonsai has many different forms and it has many styles as well. Often depicted in the classic sense with the smaller form of a tree, it sits on an exquisite pot. The Bonsai may seem like it is from Japan but its origin actually comes from the shores of China. China has a long tradition of using medicinal herbs and the early bonsais were medicinal plants that medicine men used to carry around everywhere. Sometimes, they would even trim it from time to time to create new shoots.
When some of these medicine men moved over to Japan, the locals also picked up this custom. However, they would not settle with what seemed like any local practice. Instead, they took that small medicinal plant in a pot and turned it into an art form. Bonsai as an art form is a complex craft that involves both sensitive aesthetics and horticultural skill. The plant goes through a whole lot of changes during its transformation towards becoming a bonsai. As such a person needs to have a great deal of patience.
The thing you must do to create a beautiful bonsai is to pick the right tree to use. Some trees have a better disposition to be turned into a bonsai. Flora that works best to become miniature trees are the ones that already have smaller leaves to begin with. After picking the tree, the next task is planting that tree and it requires getting a pot. The pot must be to hold the plant's roots. You will also need to cover the roots with good soil. The planting medium must have a combination of organic material, pumice, sand and garden soil.
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