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Jul 24

Bonsai – Introduction To the Living Art

Say ‘art’ and most will think of painting or sculpture. There is a kind of sculpture, though, that takes as its raw material not stone or wood but a living tree. That is the art of bonsai. From the Japanese word for ‘tree in a tray’, Bonsai is the art and product of shaping trees …

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Dec 24

Bonsai – The History of a Living Art

The craft of shaping miniature trees in a small pot first arose over a thousand years ago in China, where it was known as pun-sai. Even then the variety of individual bonsai was astonishing, as known from ancient drawings. Gnarled, faux-windswept trunks, with sparse leaves to full-flowering miniature blossoming trees dot the historic record. The …

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