Two thousand years ago was the beginning of history for the bonsai in the country of China as a form of chinese art where it had flourished with elaborate displays as landscapes with stones and coordinating trees in small trays. A thousand years later Japanese officials returned from China bringing some of the cultural art were they developed the bonsai techniques and design for their own native plants. The Japanese word for bonsai translates as “to train in a tray.”
The United States first bonsai art was introduced by the Japanese immigrants who established residence on the west coast in the late 19th century. The art of bonsai has been cherish and greatly expanded for many species of American trees, semitropical and tropical specimens. Today, you can take a tour at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Aboretum in New York that has the one of largest bonsai exhibits.
Hazeltine Nurseries has indoor or outdoor collection of bonsai plants to select from. There is the gorgeous Zen Juniper bonsai tree, the easy to maintain Juniper for novices, the Fukien Tea with white slightly perfumed flowers, the Braided Money Tree a token of good fortune and many more for your perusal. Enjoy the tour!