Bonsai comes from the far East and is well-known worldwide for being the miniature tree that lives in a plate. The word ‘bonsai’ consists of two Japanese words: ‘bon’ means dish or plate and ‘sai’ means plant or tree. Bonsai is an important aspect of Asian culture, where it expresses care, fertility and nature on the one hand, and cultivation, civilisation and art on the other hand. Just as mankind is both animal and spirit, so is Bonsai. For the Japanese, in order to create Bonsai, you cannot suffice with planting a small tree in a dish: you have to understand the aesthetics and the morale of growing bonsai.
In the far East, Bonsai plants are selected from wild nature and planted in gardens, in the free air, where they slowly grow up to become beautiful mature Bonsai trees. In Europe it is impossible to grow Bonsai permanently outside in the soil and the light of the sun, for it is too cold in wintertime. Your Take-a-way Bonsai will look elegant en serene outside on your garden table in the summer. Do not forget to bring it indoors in autumn and winter, especially with the frost.
Attractive, evergreen Bonsai brings a special oriental atmosphere and calm to your house, sunroom or garden. Bonsai has been the pride of the far East for centuries. At the end of the nineteenth century the first Bonsai exhibitions came to Europe. The western world took up the fascinating art of Bonsai, which is becoming more and more popular while it is becoming more and more accessible to a greater public.