Bonsai (plantings in tray, low-sided pot,) a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated, and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non bộ. The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. http://www.JoannaMaGrath.com
One of the most famous Bonsai trees that belongs to the collection of an European Bonsai artist (Walter Pall), this tree is incredibly fine and realistic. The maple is big (almost a meter high, which is the maximum to be called a Bonsai tree) and over a hundred years old. A masterpiece without doubt, styled by an inspiring artist!
The literal meaning of the word bonsai is planted in a shallow tray or container (suiban in Japanese) and refers to the attempt to artificially perfect natural tree forms in miniature. A recent trend is to plant a number of trees in a group and produce a miniature forest, or to plant trees and shrubs around rocks to give a
Northwest Cascade Conifer Bonsai