Bonsai Gardening

Bonsai is a horticultural art in which a plant is grown in a pot without losing the beauty of large trees. The word ‘Bon’ means a shallow vessel. The word ‘Sai’ also means plant. For those who are interested in horticulture, it is also a good field to reveal their artistic talent and scientific sense. The art form of bonsai is believed to have originated in China. It is believed that the Japanese learned this art from the Chinese.

In our farms and forests, the plants that are supposed to grow into huge trees are grown in a way that fits in the palm of your hand. Growing a plant is relatively easy. Just provide it with the required nutritional values. But growing plants smaller is laborious. It needs good care. Bonsai trees should be nurtured with the same care as pets or birds. What makes other potted plants attractive is their leaves and flowers. But what makes bonsai attractive is its appearance. A bonsai is a miniature form of a large tree. A bonsai is a sturdy plant that can grow in rough conditions and survive severe “pruning”. Bonsai is made from naturally growing seedlings that are neglected. Such seedlings can be pinched and formed into bonsai. Seedlings are suitable for making bonsai.

A lot of care needs to be taken when choosing plant pots for making bonsai. Bonsai plants are grown in shallow containers. Different shaped pans or bowls can be selected according to one’s taste. Two or three holes can be left in the pots for drainage. After filling one-fourth of the pot with sand, fill the top with a mixture of soil and cow dung, and then fill the top with soil. Seedlings should be transplanted in such pots. Keep it in the shade for a few days and gradually move it out of direct sunlight. For the first two to three years, organic fertilizers and small amounts of chemical fertilizers can be applied to produce many shoots.