Bonzi Bonzai Bonsai Trees For Sale
Bonsai is a millennia-old art form, and is still going strong today and actually experiences more interest than ever before! Originating in Asia, so many centuries ago - today it is associated with the Japanese culture (for those interested in more information about Japan, here is a detailed Japan travel guide), and bonsai can be literally translated as 'tray planting' but has developed into a whole new form. The tree and the pot form a single harmonious unit where the shape, texture and colour of one, compliments the other. But to be bonsai in the truest since, the tree must be shaped. To just plant a tree in a pot and allow nature to take its course - well the result would look nothing like a tree and would never achieve the highly controlled art form known as Bonsai. Every branch and twig of a bonsai tree is shaped or eliminated until the chosen image is achieved. From then on, the image is maintained and improved by a constant regime of pruning and trimming. Some hobbyists are so good at their craft that they offer their own Bonsai Trees for sale.
There are a number of styles that have been developed over time for Bonzai Tree growing. The basic five are:
- Formal Upright Bonsai Tree
- Informal Upright Bonzai Tree
- Slanting Style
- Cascading Bonsai Tree
- Semi-Cascading Bonsai Trees
The path you choose in terms of style will dictate every move you make so some care and research needs to be done in order to understand a particulay approach and it's inherent philosophy.
Researching Bonsai Trees for Sale
Being able to determine which style is right for you and how committed you want to be to growing Bonsai Trees is very critical in this art form. Some Bonzai tree styles need years of experience in order to achieve the desired result. For example, there are two basic bonzai styles, the classic (koten), where the trunk is wider at the bottom and then thins out towards the top, and the informal or 'comic' (bunjin), where the trunk is thinner at the bottom and then become wider towards the top, a style more difficult to master. Remember, bonsai trees are about mimicking nature with the more advanced styles and techniques used to go against the grain.