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A maple bonsai in fall colors.

A landscape bonsai by Bonsai Nguyen Van Sau.

A grouping of mame (miniature) bonsai.

A flowering mame (miniature) bonsai by artist Machiko Koide.

A maple tree in Portland, Oregon’s Japanese gardens by photographer Gavin Hardcastle – Fototripper.

Kusamono potted in a grenade that exploded in WW1, by Rudy Siedlecki.

Kusamono refers to a Japanese botanical art that developed alongside bonsai. Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season or place. The name is composed of two Japanese characters– “grass” and “thing”—which together suggest humble, everyday plants.

A kumquat (aka fortunella hinds) bonsai in a handmade pot by artist Cheong Sung Ken.

A Japanese quince (chaenomeles) bonsai tree by BonsaiMotorworld.

YouTuber Life in Jars? says, “A year ago I made this huge natural native saltwater ecosphere in a jar. It has had a lot of ups and downs, but to this day is still very successful. The ecosphere has housed crabs, starfish and a lot more and is currently still housing a lot of crustaceans, paramecium, worms, other invertebrates and even spionid worms.”

A multi trunk acer (maple) bonsai.

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