Imagine a living work of art, a miniature tree that evokes a sense of tranquillity and harmony with nature. Such is the allure of the bonsai tree, an enchanting creation that captures the hearts of nature enthusiasts and artists alike. Bonsai, derived from the Japanese words bon, meaning tray or pot, and sai, meaning planting, or to plant, is a centuries-old practice of growing and nurturing trees in shallow containers, transforming them into exquisite living sculptures.
Rumex crispus is an invasive plant species found worldwide. In English, it is known as curley or curly dock, yellow dock, narrow-leaf dock, and sour dock. It is known as ubuhlunga in Xhosa and idolo lenkonyana in Zulu. In Afrikaans, it is known as krultongblaar and occasionally weeblaar.