THE GREEN CONNECTION
The Morning Standard|December 08, 2021
AN art that is believed to have originated in 7th Century China, growing miniature plants in pots was once seen as a status symbol among the elite.
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It was not until the 10th Century, after China established diplomatic ties with Japan, that this gardening technique was introduced to the Japanese populace. Now recognised as bonsai (the Japanese term literally translates to ‘planted in a container’), it has travelled across the globe. In fact, these creations are often viewed as symbols of patience, balance, and even luck for many.

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