The art of bonsai is both an increasingly popular trend in indoor gardening and a hobby that enables people to merge a love for art and horticulture. Just to give everyone a little background on the art, bonsai are not genetically dwarfed plants, nor are they unhealthy specimens when compared to each species huge life-sized brothers. Bonsai enthusiasts take regular plants or trees, whether as seeds or cuttings and transplant into containers. They then use special practices to grow the bonsai into their personal shape. This is what makes each bonsai so unique and special. Though bonsai are comparatively small, the range of height for most bonsai is actually larger than you might think – anywhere from 5 centimetres to 1 metre. Bonsai are kept small and trained by pruning branches and roots, by periodic repotting, by pinching off new growth, and by wiring the branches and trunk to cause them to grow into your desired shape. Come to Jade Gardens to see our beautiful collection of bonsai!