Thanks for reading my Japanese garden blog.
Bonsai has been a ‘post’ subject in the past on this blog. But, I thought it would be useful to comeback to the subject as it is both varied and intricate. If you want to just cut to the chase, I have a Japanese garden manual with a very extensive bonsai chapter.
Bonsai in English roughly means ‘tray gardening’- which by it’s translation infers gardening on a miniature level and that is exactly what bonsai is.
Bonsai teaches that the miniature trees have the same energy and powers that are present in regular size trees. Japan is not the only country with small or bonsai trees. It would come as no suprise to students of Japanese garden history that some of this special and ancient art originated in China. Egypt also has a form of bonsai trees (s). Both are ancient civilisations.
The key to good bonsai is care and lots of it. For a very detailed superb E book on bonsai care there is a click link on the righthand side of this blog- it’s a superb bonsai book.
Branches and roots in bonsai need regular pruning specifically to maintain the trees shape and health.
Watering has to be done very carefully too depending on climate and the placing of bonsai trees for seasons and in direct sunlight has to be learnt to be mastered.
Tomorrow I will post part of the chapter on bonsai from my new Japanese garden home study manual so that you can sample some of the great information that is inside it. It took a long while to put together but it was worth it.
If you would like to read more about my manual ‘Japanese And Zen Gardens’ it can be accessed via my website at: www.japzengardens.org
Have a great day!