Bonsai (lit. bon-planted) is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees, or of developing woody or semi-woody plants shaped as trees, by growing them in containers. Cultivation includes techniques for shaping, watering, and re-potting in various styles of containers. "Bonsai" is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai. A "bon" is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture. The word bonsai is used in the West as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots.

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Alba Bonsai
Bonsai teacher and supplier located in Scotland. Peter Foele provides quality tuition and mentoring
The Art of Bonsai Project
An effort to explore the aesthetic and artistic elements of bonsai, including technical composition, presentation, display and other ways in which bonsai impacts the human eye and soul.
Bjorvala Bonsai
Bjorn Bjorholm's website and nursery.
Bonsai at the National Arboretum
A virtual tour located at the National Arboretum in Washington DC.
Bonsai Basho
Social networking, articles as well as sales for Bonsai growers. Free registration is required.
Bonsai Empire
Explains bonsai tree care, styling and discusses backgrounds and specie guides including the Juniper and Ficus bonsai care. With an extensive gallery section.
Bonsai for Beginners
Simple instructions on how to create and maintain your first Bonsai.
Bonsai Garden
Includes FAQ, tutorial for growing Fuchsia Bonsai, photo gallery and forum.
The Bonsai Garden
Philosophy, description of species used, remedies, encyclopedia, gallery, gardens, links, news, and contact information.
Bonsai Hungary
Garden art, pictures of a collection showing the vision and harmony of bonsai.
Bonsai Hunk
Great resource for tropical and especially Ficus species, by Jerry Meislik
Bonsai Information for Western Australia
John Oldland's collection of bonsai and suiseki. Photo galleries, and links to Australian bonsai clubs and nurseries.
Bonsai Ireland
Journal site on Bonsai and Japanese Gardens.
Bonsai Planet
Presents articles on selection of specimens, cultural needs, pruning, pests and diseases, as well as a photo gallery.
Bonsai Primer
Features informative articles for beginners.
Bonsai Study Group
International forum discussing the art of Bonsai
Getting started, photo album, essentials, tools and equipment, related links, contact information, species guide, and display hints.
Devoted to the art and practice of Bonsai. Offers a wide range of articles written to instruct and enlighten both the beginner and the more advanced enthusiast.
Free downloadable video about bonsai. The WorldOfBonsai series is a 20X10 min series from Japan and China. Beginner and Care video are libraries of how create and care for bonsai clips.
A gallery and forum.
Forums and articles about bonsai, Suiseki, and Japanese gardens and culture.
Galeries and background information on bonsai pots.
The BonsaiSite
Forum about definition, history, techniques, and FAQs.
Crespi Bonsai
Description of bonsai, accessories, pots, suiseki, tools, bonsai museum and training courses. Located in Italy.
Ginkgo Bonsai Only
Styling, pruning, repotting, chichi bonsai, a gallery and links.
Helpful Gardener - Bonsai Tree Care
Collection of articles about choosing, planting, pruning, and caring for bonsai.
Internet Bonsai Club
Grew out of a mailing list started in 1992. Features a forum for bonsai enthusiasts.
The Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection
Housed at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. An illustrated history of the collection, its founder and the principal type of Hinoki in the collection.
Mini Bonsai by Gun and Sachiko
Information about mini-bonsai, with a gallery of pictures, tips, techniques and case-studies. [Japanese and English]
Orlando Bonsai
Has the sole purpose of presenting and recording the slow transition of nursery stock and pre-bonsai material into developed bonsai. All trees styled by Paul Pikel.
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Indoor and outdoor exhibit area, just out of Seattle, Washington.
Pedro J. Morales' site
Private collection gallery, calendar and biography.
Shohin-bonsai Europe
Dedicated to the smallest of all bonsai, Shohin-bonsai. Case stories, gallery and articles.
Steve Tolley Bonsai
A school for workshops, demonstrations and master classes. Site contains information, a gallery and material stock for sale.
Yamadori Bonsay diary
Tony has been working with bonsai since 1983, he specialises in native European trees, in particular; Hawthorn, Yew and Pine and that is the focus of this site.

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