Come see our bonsai expert and shop our extensive collection of beautiful bonsai, pottery & tools!
Bonsai literally means “plant in a tray.” There is evidence that the art of bonsai is 1500 years old in China and 700-800 years old in Japan. Initially trees that had been stunted by nature were collected and potted. As those trees became harder to find, suitable plants were propagated for bonsai. Then to create the image of age, the trees were pruned, wired, roots were exposed, limbs and wood were made to look dead, trunks were hollowed, all to make it look old. The beauty of bonsai does not have to be the actual age but it’s apparent age. The pleasure of bonsai is to be able to view in your own backyard what appears to be an ancient gnarled tree, or a huge forest that you could walk through.
Garland Nursery has a full line of bonsai supplies including finished bonsai trees, pre-bonsai trees, pots, tools, wire, and soil. We offer classes to teach beginners and workshops for the advanced bonsai enthusiast. We offer all bonsai maintenance services, including pruning and repotting.