Bonsai is a Japanese word that literally translates to "planted in container". It's used to refer to the art of intentionally stunting trees and turning them into living works of art. You can bonsai any plant! I saw a jewelry maker in San Antonio once who grew bonsai sunflowers and roses, and embedded the tiny flowers in resin for necklaces and earrings. I bought a necklace; I'll have to dig it out of my pile of jewelry and post a photo.