Choosing the Right Variety of Bonsai Tree
Before you decide on the kind of bonsai tree you are going to buy and maintain, decide what kind of design you prefer. Many types of trees are used in the art of bonsai, but each one is suitable for a different kind of style. If you try to train the wrong kind of tree into an unsuitable shape, you’ll end up killing the tree or growing an unattractive specimen.
Thankfully, at Down to Earth Living, we know our bonsai inside and out. After all, they’re smaller versions of the types of trees we plant in landscaping the custom water gardens we create.Each of these different styles has a different symbolism, as you can tell simply from looking at the bonsai itself. The straight trunk, for example, is based on the ideal, healthy tree growing in an open field without crowding. The slanting style, on the other hand, is meant to evoke a natural tree that is leaning or toppling because of strong winds, or a storm. The windswept style is meant to evoke thoughts of a tree on a mountain peak, withstanding strong winds, etc.