How to Make a Bonsai Out of Something Big
Bonsai is not simply an art form with Chinese roots. It is the official state tree of China. Bonsai literally means “planting a tree in front of a wall”. Basically, Bonsai is an art form of cultivating miniature trees or shrubs for decorative purposes. It is practiced by a great many Chinese people, most notably the Chinese communist leaders, who view it as their duty to conserve the magnificent forests and landscapes of China. In fact, Bonsai is very symbolic to the Chinese people.
Bonsai as an art form was created during the feudal period in China when the ruling classes realized that there were too many dead trees in their domains that could be used as decorations. They began to decorate their dwellings and palaces with these majestic tree species from nature. In modern times, Bonsai containers are still used as decoration in the homes of Chinese people. In fact, the popularity of Bonsai has spread to the whole world. It can also be seen decorating the gardens of castles and palaces of Europe.
There are three basic types of bonsai trees. The first type is the root-bearing type, such as the maple or ash bonsai. In this type of bonsai, the roots are usually pruned periodically. This pruning may be done manually or with the use of special tools. The second type is the flowering or fruit-bearing type, such as the bamboo bonsai.
The flowering or fruit-bearing trees are planted as single units inside of a container. The branches of these trees are trained into specific patterns using thin metal wires or metal strips. The branches are twisted, bent, similar to the art form of Bonsai sculpture. The third type is the semi-evergreen trees, such as the maple or birch. In this type of tree, the branches are trained to grow in alternate directions.
Bonsai art form refers to the art of decorating and re-arranging Bonsai plants in order to bring out the natural beauty of each species. Bonsai tree care involves the use of a combination of Bonsai pruning techniques and Bonsai tree tools. Bonsai art is achieved by pruning back Bonsai trees to their natural state. Careful pruning and shaping can be applied to the shaping and development of a Bonsai plant, such as a Maple tree. However, in order for a Bonsai tree to achieve its full potential as an art form, a high level of attention must be paid to the timing of which Bonsai branches are pruned.
When it comes to pruning, there are two main types of Bonsai artistry. One uses small, hand pruning shears while the other uses electric pruning shears. In most cases, the smaller pruning shears are used to thin out the thick, upright Bonsai branches while the electric pruning shears are used to quickly prune Bonsai trees with a large amount of extra branches. Both types of bonsai tree pruning can be applied simultaneously or independently according to the particular Bonsai plant being cared for.
Some Bonsai artistry involves what is called root confinement. When Bonsai trees are grown in pots, the roots of the Bonsai tree are confined to the inside of the pot. Typically, Bonsai root systems are provided with small drainage holes at regular intervals to facilitate the assimilation of new soil nutrients. This practice allows Bonsai plants to experience minimal stress in their growth periods, thus promoting health and longevity.
Bonsai artistry also includes creating miniature landscapes using Bonsai soil, miniature rocks, and Bonsai tools. The miniature landscapes are typically displayed on shelves inside the pot. Watering the soil is achieved by strategically holding the soil in one hand while continuously pressing the root of the bonsai tree with the other hand. To create the miniature scenes, Bonsai artists will often view real life examples at local galleries. Artists can also purchase Bonsai soil online and/or in specialty stores.