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  Bonsai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese bonsai is derived from the Chinese artform, and was introduced to to Japan by imperial embassies in the Chinese Tang Dynasty (the C7th–9th).
Raft style bonsai are bonsai which mimic a natural phenomenon where a tree that has been toppled (typically due to erosion or another natural force) begins to grow a new root system out of the part of the trunk that is in contact with the ground.
Bonsai soil is primarily a loose, fast-draining mix of components, often a base mixture of coarse sand or gravel, fired clay pellets or expanded shale combined with an organic component such as peat or bark.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bonsai   (2945 words)

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Bonsai is also a programming tool that is used to query CVS trees.
Bonsai (盆栽 ← Japanese: Bon tray + Sai gardening) is the art of growing trees and plants, reducing the size by pruning and forming to create an aesthetic shape and the illusion of age.
Bonsai spread to Korea during the Tang or Song Dynasty (the 7th - 13th century), and is now called Bunjae (분재).
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/bonsai.html   (204 words)

Outdoor bonsai are hardy plants that need a winter rest period at a specific temperature each year in order to survive.
Most bonsai likes to be misted, but not while in the direct sun and not in the evening.
Since bonsai have almost no soil from which to draw its nutrients, it is important that you fertilize them on a regular basis.
www.bachmans.com /retail/tipsheets/indoor_plants/Bonsai.cfm   (1133 words)

 What is Bonsai?
Bonsai are kept small by careful control of the plant's growing conditions.
A bonsai is nothing more than a miniature version of a normal plant, therefore it can be treated with commonly found insecticides and fungicides according to directions on the package.
This introduction to the art of bonsai was written by Connie Todd and has been provided through the courtesy of The Iowa Bonsai Association, a non-profit organization devoted to the art and study of bonsai.
www.bonsai-bci.com /whatis.html   (996 words)

 Bonsai trees and bonsai tree care information from ProFlowers.com
Bonsai is the ancient art of growing trees and plants in pots, using pruning or pinching of branches, to create “dwarf” versions of tree species.
An ancient skill once practiced by meticulous artisans, bonsai plants today are more generally recognized as potted plants under 4 feet tall that produce the illusion of a much larger tree found in nature.
Bonsai trees and plants are thoughtful gifts that will last months and even years with proper care.
www.proflowers.com /bonsai-trees-BNS   (220 words)

 Bonsai Collections
The miniature masterpieces that we call bonsai and penjing are the pinnacle of gardening skill, and the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum has one of the largest collections of these timeless trees in North America.
The Japanese art of bonsai, and its precursor, the Chinese art of penjing, are rooted in the traditions of Asian culture.
The National Bonsai Foundation was organized around the mission of promoting bonsai in North America, particularly by supporting the development of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.
www.usna.usda.gov /Gardens/collections/bonsai.html   (859 words)

 National Bonsai Foundation - Hiroshima Survivor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As they stood respectfully in front of their grandfather's ancient bonsai, Warren could not imagine the bonsai's hidden past that was about to be revealed to him.
The brothers explained that their family had operated a commercial bonsai nursery in Hiroshima for several generations, but now the nursery is a private bonsai collection.
Bonsai is not limited to expensive trees in a classic shape.
www.bonsai-nbf.org /nbf/hiroshimasurvivor   (2033 words)

 Bonsai Project Home Page
Bonsai is a really cool idea on how to "see" changes taking place during a development cycle.
Bonsai has sort of been the red-headed step child of the Mozilla webtools, especially compared to the much more active and widely installed Bugzilla, but it's finally starting to get some much needed love.
Bonsai captures this information and inserts it into a database for subsequent retrieval.
www.mozilla.org /projects/bonsai   (662 words)

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New England Bonsai has 5 or 6 large greenhouses with a sizable collection tropical, sub-tropical and temperate zone trees.
Bonsai West has a lovely outdoor bonsai garden with many impressive specimen trees.
Bonsai West also has good deals on high quality pots and stocks some unusual varieties of trees.
www.the-spa.com /john.novo/bonsai.htm   (329 words)

 GINKGO BILOBA -The Ginkgo Pages- Bonsai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is an outside bonsai and prefers full sun, but in very sunny areas partly shadow is better.
A bonsai needs to be more fertilized than a normal sized tree.
With proper training such “basal chichi” bonsai can develop into a “forest” of stems, like a group planting of seedlings but with a more rugged, individualistic appearance.
www.xs4all.nl /~kwanten/bonsai.htm   (921 words)

 seeds for BONSAI
Bonsai pot and tray set, durable, synthetic polymer material (plastic), perfect for pre-bonsai, preliminary training, or anywhere a small, low-cost bonsai-style pot is desired.
Medium bonsai pot and tray set, durable, synthetic polymer material (plastic), perfect for pre-bonsai, preliminary training, or anywhere a medium-size, low-cost bonsai-style pot is desired.
Cotoneaster (pronounced ko-toe-nee-AS-ter) is an excellent plant for novice bonsai enthusiasts: they are tough, easy too grow, not too thirsty, tolerant of all sorts of light conditions and most soils.
seedrack.com /bonsai.html   (2688 words)

 .: The Bonsai Garden 2004, devoted to bonsai art and gardening - forum, RSS, gallery :.
In the meanwhile I have raised a handfull of little trees, not all "great" bonsais, but at least they are beautiful enough to be a joy for the sight, what I believe is in fact the main purpose of the bonsai art.
Natural rain volume differs a lot from year to year as some years it rains a lot during autumn and winter with heavy showers in summer; the next two years are dry causing mean water shortage as the water reservoirs run out of water to soon now —Madrid is growing in size and population—.
As most bonsai enthusiasts, I bought my first bonsai; it was a Serissa foetida which I still have, but now I prefer to raise my own plants or find interesting candidates in my preferred garden center.
www.thebonsaigarden.com   (826 words)

 Bonsai Tree Plants - Juniper Trees, Pots, & More
Each bonsai tree is potted in a glazed, ceramic container which may include naturally collected mosses and/or decorative landscape pebbles and a multi-colored, textured rock accessory.
A decorative slate is handcut to shape and size and is permanently mounted to re-create the spirit and beauty of mountains and water.
Bonsai Tree Plants is an authorized partner of Bonsai Boy of New York.
www.bonsaitreeplants.com   (322 words)

 Bonsai portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Steve Tolley Bonsai's nursery is situated in the quiet of the Worcestershire countryside in the Wyre Forest district, not far from the old riverside town of Bewdley.
David Terry is a member of the Nepean Bonsai Society, a friendly club dedicated to helping his members grow and improve their plants.
Dong Son school of bonsai : welcome to the space of the art, of the culture and of the friends of bonsai, in the heart of the Brussel's capital city, in Belgium.
bonsai.artbonsai.org   (823 words)

Bonsai is a hobby (or art), with the relatively small bonsai tree serving as something like a pet or art object.
Any serious plant person would also recognize that growing bonsai trees in bonsai pots is a much different endeavor than growing large trees and shrubs in an expansive garden space.
BONSAI LEADERSHIP Bonsai leaders such as Bill Valavanis, Dennis Makishima, Bill Castellon, David DeGroot, Edzard Teubert, and Jim Doyle are also involved in Japanese garden construction and maintenance.
www.rothteien.com /topics/bonsai.htm   (366 words)

 Celestial Bonsai
Our bonsai master was trained in China and has more than 20 years of experience in the art of bonsai.
Celestial Bonsai is a certified bonsai nursery of Maryland.
Whether you are new to bonsai or an experienced hobbyist, we have the best quality trees and supplies.
www.celestialbonsai.com   (126 words)

 Bonsai Trees and Bonsai Garden
Your Bonsai tree must be watered daily and watered until the water leaks out of the holes in the bottom of the pot.
Turn your bonsai tree everyday so the tree grows straight, wire may be used to shape the tree, although if the wire is left on too long the bark could be damaged.
The size of your bonsai pot should be a little more than two-thirds the height of your bonsai tree.
www.bonsai-garden.com   (158 words)

 Gallery of Bonsai...
Featured here is a gallery of mini-bonsai, being only as tall as a few inches or less.
Mini bonsai are produced mainly from cuttings or layering, but also from seed.
They can be transported and managed easily and are an absolute delight when they either fruit or flower - able to be displayed inside for short periods of time.
www.bonsaisite.com /mini.html   (98 words)

 Bonsai Tree Care - Learn How to Grow, Prune, and Care for Bonsai Trees
In the beginning, Bonsai had little foliage, was rugged in appearance, and the trunks were badly gnarled.
The most popular varieties of the bonsai grape tree are the California wine grape that includes Cabernet sauvignon, and chardonnay.
The nice thing about using the Shimpaku tree for bonsai is the year round foliage with dark, green needles, beautiful to look at and soft to touch.
www.bonsaigardener.org   (1088 words)

 BonsaiSite.com - Bonsai as an art and horticultural practice.
Every branch and twig of a bonsai is shaped or eliminated until the chosen image is achieved.
Although famous theologians have claimed that it is actually 90% art to a meager 10% of horticulture, it has to be said that a successful bonsai is most definitely a horticultural masterpiece.
Bonsai supplies like bonsai tools, plastic and ceramic bonsai pots, bonsai potting soils and sands, Chinese decorative figures, display stands, bonsai videos, bonsai magazines and more.
www.bonsaisite.com   (637 words)

 Open Directory - Home: Gardening: Bonsai and Suiseki: Bonsai
The Art of Bonsai Project - An effort to explore the aesthetic and artistic elements of bonsai, including technical composition, presentation, display and other ways in which bonsai impacts the human eye and soul.
Bonsai Basics.com - Series of questions and answers on everything a beginner needs to know about keeping their own bonsai, and recommended books.
Bonsai By Gregg - An educational approach to the art of bonsai using examples of from a northern California hobbyist.
dmoz.org /Home/Gardening/Bonsai_and_Suiseki/Bonsai   (1108 words)

 Bonsai tree nursery,bonsai artist guy guidry
Guy specializes in designing specimen bonsai and is honored to have several of his bonsa1 trees on permanent display in National Museums around the U.S.A. Guy is particularly well known for his techniques used for creating taper in large Louisiana Bald Cypress trees.
Guy is a very talented and enthusiastic bonsai artist who enjoys traveling the U.S. and abroad, teaching and sharing his knowledge of the art.
Bonsai Northshore has a large variety of high quality Specimen Bonsai including Trident Maples, Japanese Black Pines, Louisiana Bald Cypress, Rocky Mountain Junipers,Tropical Green Island Figs, Nerifolia Ficus and Buttonwood.
www.bonsainorthshore.com   (160 words)

 Bonsai West in Littleton, Massachusetts - a Full Service Bonsai Nursery
Nick will be teaching an advanced course we call 'Bonsai Dynamics': students will transform their own favorite tree or a tree purchased just for this class under Nick's careful guidance.
There is a lot of bonsai work to keep oneself busy: pines get pruned, as do juniper.
Sign up for a Seminar or a Class-or perhaps just take a look at the different types of trees that can be grown as Bonsai, no matter where you live.
www.bonsaiwest.com   (1126 words)

 Bonsai: Worlds Within Worlds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bonsai at its highest level is a fine art.
Westerners aspiring toward bonsai art excellence would do well to follow the craftsmanship found in excellent bonsai examples.
This presentation, the second in a series, showcases excellent bonsai from the very best artists in the world.
www.andyrutledge.com /worlds2   (45 words)

 * Azalea - (Bonsai): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As special interest for bonsais, rhododendrons and azaleas should always be trimmed right after blooming, this normally happens in june.
The Japanese tend to focus on using native species for their bonsai - namely pines, azaleas and maples (regarded as the traditional bonsai plants).
Traditional subjects for bonsai are pine, maple, elm, flowering apricot, japanese wisteria, juniper, flowering cherry, azalea and larch.
www.en.mimi.hu /bonsai/azalea.html   (733 words)

 The European Shohin and Mame-Bonsai website
Shohin-bonsai demands more trees available at the time of displaying, and more creativity must be put into the set up some times.
Allthough a number of the bonsai in this competition is still in earlier stages, they give a clear picture of what will come in future.
Send in any informations about stolen bonsai or other thefts - this is the best way to secure that it is not possible to display or sell stolen stuff.
www.shohin-europe.com   (364 words)

 Bonsai Trees, Bonsai by Tiny Trees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bonsai by Tiny Trees is owned and operated by Renee Dennis.
Renee's education and 20 years of experience in Horticulture guarantees that your Bonsai is healthy and artistically shaped.
A quality well trained Bonsai tree is an Investment and we give you the 'best value' for your dollar.
www.tinytrees.com   (329 words)

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