If you like trees and you have from always wanted to have one, but you don't live in a big house and you don't own a huge garden there is a solution for you in miniature trees called bonsai.
Bonsai actually originates in Chinese penjing which means tray scenery, but bonsai trees later also developed in some other countries like Korea, Vietnam and Japan from where the word bonsai originates. In translation bonsai means potted plant.
Unlike many people think, bonsai are not genetically changed plants, they are ordinary plants that can be created from almost any tree or even bush and because these plants are kept in small containers, their roots and crowns get cut they remain small and start to look as small giants caught in miniature containers.
There are some different ways how to grow a bonsai but most usual ones are: cuttings, air layering and grafting. The best way to make a bonsai look the way you want to look like is with wiring. The best time to wire a bonsai is in spring because plants are much easier to bent at that time. One of the ways to do that is by wrapping a trunk and each branch with spirals made from wire. The tree will than start to grow in the desired direction, which can also be achieved by supplying extra weight to some branches, which will sag them and make them look old. All the wires should be stay there for one season, of course the tree should not grow out of the spiral, because there may be some damage made when the wire is going to be removed.
To have these small giants in your small flat is easy, so start growing bonsai and enjoying in the way they look.
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