We eagerly await the 2012 annual flowers show in Pune. It is held every year in the month of January. I wish to share a few pictures of the beautiful Bonsai taken in the 2011 Flower Show. Hope you like them :)
Bonsai (盆栽?, means plantings in tray, from bon, a tray or low-sided pot and sai, a planting or plantings, is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Similar practices exist in other cultures, including the Chinese tradition of penjing from which the art originated, and the miniature living landscapes of Vietnamese hòn non bộ. The Japanese tradition dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology.
The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower). By contrast with other plant cultivation practices, bonsai is not intended for production of food, for medicine, or for creating yard-size or park-size gardens or landscapes. Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container.
(Above information sourced from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonsai)