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Apr 15, 2008
Flower delivery services, both local and online florists, provide more than just roses, fragrant apologizes, or wedding arrangements. Many florists also carry an assortment of specialty items such as bonsai trees. A bonsai tree is a beautiful, elegant alternative when looking for something special to make a gift stand out.

Bonsai did not actually originate in Japan despite the word "bonsai" being Japanese for the phrase "potted plant". The practice of cultivating tiny trees actually started in China during an ancient dynasty. The word bonsai came into being because that is how the Japanese pronounced the Chinese word for these small trees. Eventually the trees became more popular in Japan and the term is used almost everywhere outside of China.

Although in this country we often think of miniature trees as houseplants for indoors, in Japan they are also popular for use outdoors. In fact, some are specifically grown for use outdoors, so make sure to always follow the care instructions that come with your plant. A bonsai tree can be either a deciduous tree, which loses leaves in fall or winter, or it may be an evergreen.

Pruning, shaping and root paring create the bonsai tree so that it has smaller leaves and is much less tall. Bonsai are classified by size, from tiny to large. Tiny bonsai are one inch or smaller, and large bonsai could be as tall as four feet. Most florists keep small and medium bonsai in stock, but will be able to order a larger size if you prefer.

In creating a bonsai tree, one must realize that it takes several years and a lot of specialized care. This is one reason that these plants are such special gifts. The limitations of an undersized pots helps to restrict the root growth. Meticulous pruning also helps to confine the growth of the tree. You must prune and cut the roots while the tree is latent to ensure that it is seasonal. Specialized tools are also utilized in this process.

To keep the shape of the bonsai tree until the wood has firmed up, the tree can also be wired. The shape is established after removing the wires. Bonsai trees symbolize long life and performance, making them especially appropriate wedding gifts. If there has been a death in the family, bonsai trees would also be ideal as a long-lasting memorial.
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