I Try to Make Sense Out Of Bonsai Overload

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Want to see lots of Bonsai plants? Bonsais? Bonsae? I don’t know a thing about Bonsai but read on and I’ll tell you what I know about them. Eastwood mall is hosting the Asia Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation Event. I just happen to be there last weekend and was wondering why a bunch of plants were displayed there. So read on if you want to see a lot of bonsai pictures.

I had to go and look up what Bonsai even meant. All that came to mind was small plant. After looking, it seems I wasn’t so far off, Bon means tray or small container and Sai means plant. So take that language class, I was right. Obviously you can tell just from the name that this came from Japan.

I don’t have any sort of inclination towards horticulture. So what you’re about to see below are all based on what knowledge I have on Bonsai which is little to nothing. But more close to nothing.

Let’s start.

There are many types of Bonsai. The first is the most common type of Bonsai which is small and in a pot. I say common since every time you hear people talk about Bonsai, this is what the show. See the small plants on the pots? Some of them even look like miniature versions of a huge tree. Magnificent to look at.
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The next type of Bonsai are the acrobatic types. These are grown in a way that you think they’re about to fall. But not. I admire the way people grow these since I think you need to really monitor how it grows constantly and make the adjustments to try an influence how it grows.

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The next type I don’t have an idea what’s going on. I just see branches with little to no leaves. These things shouldn’t even be alive. Maybe they’re zombie bonsai. I guess they are nice to display since you don’t have to do a lot of cleaning from the dead leaves. The absence of color also makes it easy to display and match in a room.

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The next type are what I call splicers. They’re Bonsai that are somehow spliced together with other plants. The way the 2 plants are spliced is pretty impressive which makes me wonder if the plant being spliced was also bred specifically so they get the size and shape they want.

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The last type of Bonsai as my favorite since it portrays a really nice scene. I’d make them into a water fountain or a puzzle picture for framing.

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It eventually got pretty hot so I just took an aerial shot of the rest of the other plants. There were about close to 200 plants on display.

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I also put the shots of the stuff that really didn’t fall into any classification here. Like the umbrella designs and some stones that most probably also add to the scenario when putting these in your garden.
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So there you have it. Now you’re also a Bonsai expert like me. The Asia Pacific Bonsai Friendship Federation Event runs from May 30 – June 5 which is this Wednesday or until the Bonsai are still alive whichever expires first.
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