Bonsai trees are awesome. Just ask Mr Miyagi. They look beautiful, they fit in your house, they encourage patience and dedication, they relieve stress, and they help to purify the air. What’s not to like?
People have been caring for Bonsai trees for over a thousand years. The ancient horticultural practice originated in China, where it was known as “penzai”, and was later redeveloped under the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism.
The plants are kept small due to growth-restricting techniques such as pinching buds, pruning and wiring branches and restricting the use of fertilizer. It’s a delicate and time-consuming process, but as you can from this list compiled by A&D, those who persevere are rewarded with something amazing.
Do you have a Bonsai tree? Then add your pictures to the list below and don’t forget to vote for your favorite! It’s what Mr. Miyagi would have wanted.
02. This 390-Year-old Bonsai Tree Survived Hiroshima
04. Bonsai Maple Forest In Autumn
05. Apple Tree
06. Japanese Red Maple
07. Apple Tree
08. Bonsai Hobbit Hole
09. Bonsai Forest
10. This Bonsai Tree Is Over 800 Years Old
12. Apple Tree
15. Autumn Maple
16. Bonsai Chile Tree
18. Bonsai Coastal Redwood
19. Not An Average Bonsai
21. Japanese Maple
24. Apple Tree
26. Bonsai Grove In Autumn
27. Wisteria Bonsai
29. 150-Year-Old Bonsai
33. Japanese Maple
34. Portland’s Lan Su Yuan’s Penjing
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