Bonsai means ‘“tray planting’. Bonsai is a Japanese art form of growing plants in containers that mimic the shape and scale of full size trees or shrubs. Bonsai miniature trees and shrubs require careful pruning and care to develop healthy long lived plants.
Most of the plants need a winter rest but with very little soil around the roots they also need protection. These bonsai plants are in the Piedmont area of NC. The owner mulches the larger plants close to the house foundation for the winter. The smaller ones have small plastic “ green houses” where they are protected.