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)

Flower show Jan 2011 020

Flower show Jan 2011 021

Cheers 🙂

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About dilipnaidu

An open mind! Love to share my thoughts and a keenness to learn. An engineer and a MBA I had a wonderful innings in the Army and later moved to consultancy and teaching. My current interests are reading, music, growing culinary herbs, playing golf and yoga. I am serious on "Living life less seriously". A warm welcome to you be well and be cheerful always.

11 responses »

  1. segmation says:

    What interesting Japanese art! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 최다해 gongjumonica says:

    I love bonsai! When I was in Japan I was able to see more kinds of this art. They are such lovely creations!

  3. 1EarthUnited says:

    Very nice form of reflection, or meditation. Thanks for a beautiful post. 🙂

    • Dilip says:

      Welcome to my small farm and thank you for the contemplative take on it. Yes I do believe such creativity as the Bonsoi can emerge only when the mind is at Peace.
      🙂

  4. Dilip says:

    Hey there welcome and thanks Noopur! Would love to reciprocate the visit.
    Cheers & have fun 🙂

  5. seeker says:

    Beautiful collection. I am still learning how to grow a small tree but after three years, I seem to manage to “kill” the tree. 😦

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Its nice that you are trying to pursue your interest of growing small trees. It is not easy they say but I am sure you will get it.

      Good luck 🙂 Thanks for visiting my garden blog 🙂

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