Bonsai is the ultimate container gardening. Bonsai originated in China, though many think of it as a Japanese art form.

Bonsai is the art of keeping a tree small, even though it may be many years old. By pruning the roots and keeping them contained in a very small container, the tree becomes miniaturized. Balance is created and the top of the tree is able to be sustained by the limited root system.

There are so many techniques to achieve this balance and it would be impossible to cover them here. This is a brief gallery of bonsai…

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Bonsai

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Bonsai Tree

 

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Bonsai Tree

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Bonsai Tree

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Bonsai Tree

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Bonsai Tree

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Bonsai Tree

 

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Bonsai Tree