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Bonsai is the art of growing trees, or woody plants shaped as trees, in containers. Bonsai is sometimes confused with dwarfing, but dwarfing more accurately refers to researching and creating cultivars of plant material that are permanent, genetic miniatures of existing species.

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Bonsai on Postage Stamps: People's Republic of China (Mainland). | The Ancient Art of Bonsai

Bonsai on Postage Stamps: People's Republic of China (Mainland).

People's Republic of China (Mainland).

"Miniature Landscapes"

(Set of six, issued March 31, 1981)

(actual area inside solid black border: 27 x 32 mm [first three] or 24 mm x 35 mm [second three];
also as article by Rose Chang w/b&w images in Bonsai Journal, ABS, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 1981, pg. 73)

Examples of Shu Zhuang Pen Jing, tray landscapes made only with trees.

Bonsai on Postage Stamps: People's Republic of China (Mainland).

(Set of six, issued March 31, 1981)(actual area inside solid black border:  27 x 32 mm [first three] or 24 mm x 35 mm [second three];also as article by Rose Chang w/b&w images in Bonsai Journal, ABS, Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 1981, pg. 73)

Bonsai Care: What to consider when looking after your plants.

Bonsai plants care is a job which needs to be done on a regular basis, and cannot be taken for granted. Bonsai trees are generally very delicate. They need a lot of care and attention.

A Guide To Bonsai Leaves.

A Guide To Bonsai Leaves.
Here are the leaves of a number of common plants that you may find in a bonsai nursery.
1. Japanese black pine (Pinus
thunbergii)
2. Short needled spruce
3. Yew (Taxus bacata)
4. Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria
japonica)
5. Chinese juniper (Juniperus
chinensis)

Top 5: Oldest Bonsai Trees

The bonsai tree is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower).

Top 10: Greatest Bonsai Trees.

One of the things I like most about Bonsai is the fact that it is a living art. Bonsai trees change over time as well as through the seasons. Fall might just be the most spectacular time to enjoy deciduous Bonsai; this is the time when leaves change color, resulting in dramatic appearances of the trees.

The Ancient Art of Bonsai. Bonsai Seasons: Spectacular Fall Colors.

One of the things I like most about Bonsai is the fact that it is a living art. Bonsai trees change over time as well as through the seasons. Fall might just be the most spectacular time to enjoy deciduous Bonsai; this is the time when leaves change color, resulting in dramatic appearances of the trees.

The Chicago Botanic Garden’s bonsai collection is regarded by bonsai experts as one of the best public collections in...

BONSAIAssembling the CollectionPredominantly composed of donated specimens, the collection includes gifts from local enthusiasts and Midwest Bonsai Society members. In 2000, Susumu Nakamura, a Japanese bonsai master and longstanding friend of the Chicago Botanic Garden, donated 19 of his finest bonsai to the collection. This gift enabled the collection to advance to world-class status.

The Ancient Art of Bonsai: Bonsai Care: What to consider when looking after your plants.

Bonsai plants care is a job which needs to be done on a regular basis, and cannot be taken for granted. Bonsai trees are generally very delicate. They need a lot of care and attention. Here are some tips for you, If you are interested in having bonsai plants in your home.

Attracting birds to the garden.

A gardener's relationship with birds is one of mutual benefit. The gardener provides for a few of the birds basic needs, and the birds help to keep down the insect population while treating us to an unending source of entertainment. Birds take their role as insect predator seriously.

Bonsai Essentials: fertilizer What is a Fertilizer? Fertilizers can be characterized by the selection of nutrients th...

The main nutrients derived from soil are nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. These parts of fertilizer mixture are indicated on the container by numbers in that order. The number represents the number of pounds per 100 pounds. Many combinations are available such as 5-10-5, 7-7-7, 6-12-12.

Bonsai seasons: Spectacular Fall colors

One of the things I like most about Bonsai is the fact that it is a living art. Bonsai trees change over time as well as through the seasons. Fall might just be the most spectacular time to enjoy deciduous Bonsai; this is the time when leaves change color, resulting in dramatic appearances of the trees.

The Ancient Art of Bonsai

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