Monday, January 23, 2012

Postage Stamps Celebrate the Beauty of Bonsai

First Day of Issue: January 23, 2012 Sacramento, CA 95813
With these five stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of bonsai. The word “bonsai” (Japanese for “plant in a pot”) refers to the art of cultivating plants — usually trees — in trays, pots, or other containers.

Favorite bonsai plants include evergreens, maples, and azaleas, but many other trees and shrubs are also suitable.

One of the common styles of bonsai is shown on each of these five stamps. The first stamp depicts a . . .

Read more at: Beyond the Perf

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