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    Sunday, January 27, 2013

    Paragraph On Bonsai

    Bonsai is the art of growing trees and other plants in small containers in such a way that it becomes the miniature of a real tree. A Bonsai tree may be 10 years old but have a height of one foot only. The art of Bonsai originated perhaps more than 100 years ago in China. Early Japanese aristocrats also showed a fondness for Bonsai and contributed greatly to its development.
    Bonsai is different from normal pot-planting as it is considered an art form. A Bonsai tree is carefully shaped to remain small but still has the appearance of a large tree. It does not need large pots but small containers and not much of soil. A Bonsai container has holes in the bottom which are covered by small nets so that the soil does not flow out with the water. The plant is then taken out of its original pot and one-third of its root is cut off. It is then tied with the bottom of the pot with the help of the wires. Soil is then spread over it to cover the container, but about an inch of the root is allowed to stay above the soil to enhance beauty. The soft branches of the plant are coiled with wires so that they are compelled to grow the way the planter wants them to grow. This allows the planter to give the tree a particular shape. A Bonsai plant is never allowed to grow too high. In fact Bonsai is classified in two ways- a) the style in which the branches are planted and shaped, and b) their sizes. Plants that are below 6 inches are called miniature, 6-12 inches are called small, 12-24 inches are called medium, and those are more than 24 inches are called large. Almost all woody plants can be grown as Bonsai. The art of Bonsai is now quite popular in many places of the world. For some people, it is not only an interesting pastime but also a moneymaker.You may also like to read those posts below:
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