If you already know what a bonsai tree is, then I’m sure you’ve always wanted one. Why? Because a bonsai tree is a miniature tree that you can keep inside, but looks like it’s fully grown. You can’t get much more awesome than that. But aside from my personal opinion of them, let’s talk a little bit about what a bonsai tree is.
The art of growing bonsai trees dates back over a thousand years in Japanese culture where it’s considered an art to grow miniature trees in containers. The purpose of growing them is mostly since it’s an attractive work of art, but it also challenges the grower, since the task of growing a bonsai tree isn’t an easy one. There are many things that are needed to be taken into consideration when one wants to grow a bonsai tree.
The selected tree needs to be trimmed and pruned regularly with specific techniques, along with clamping, defoliation, wiring, and grafting. Once the bonsai tree has reached the artist’s desired look, the tree is placed into a display pot which limits the growth of the bonsai tree, which permanently keeps it about the same size.
There are various types of Bonsai tree styles that have been created by these same Bonsai artists. These Bonsai styles are developed through the processes mentioned earlier, such as wiring. Before we can understand how these styles come to be, lets discuss what wiring a Bonsai tree is. When a Bosai artist wires a Bonsai tree, they are literally implementing thin metal wires into the tree, and directing these wires in the direction that they want the branches, or trunk of the tree to grow.
There are many DIY videos online which can help you create your own Bonsai tree, and many of which will answer any questions you may have about the process of growing a Bonsai. There are thousands of possibilities when growing your own Bonsai tree, and although it’s a long process, you’ll feel very accomplished when you look at your completed work of art.