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Katsushi Miura (Miura Baijyu-en Osaka) shows us a number of grafting techniques for improving material.
The mugo pine is an extraordinary example of a yamadori, an impressive trunk with some natural shari and lots of compacted branches on top. A real challenge for Matt and Tyler
Marc Berenbrinker is one hundred percent focussed on hand crafted pots.
Tony Tickle questions how bonsai shows are judged and why many enthusiasts choose not to show their trees in public.
British artist, John Milton, works on a white pine in Japan.
It was a journey of more than 15 years that began with simple native garden material and resulted in a stunning small-sized bonsai. Morten Albek guides us through the many stages of the tree.
Bonsai Focus 2022-1
Pomegranate: The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch
A small Japanese garden all self-made by Ramon Smit.
The bonsai passion of Marcial Yuste Blasco.
Developing a giant gardenia into an orthodox informal upright over three years.
Forest plantings always have great appeal, especially when they are planted on a slab.
Giang LS Nguyen learned about bonsai with a Zen monk and this had great influence on his ceramics.
Morten Albek takes time to go through some of the shohin displays at the Nöelanders Trophy.
When Andrea Meriggioli dived into the fascinating world of the Japanese maple, he learned all the techniques of how to prune, grow and maintain.
Michael Tran takes it step by step with an old spruce.
Saitama Super Arena - Japan
Shohin Ten, Japan
Leaf reduction helps to protect and to gain more ramification. One important technique to help deciduous trees during the heat of the summer is leaf reduction, or defoliation. This protects the internal branches. Here we…...
Jan Culek sketches options for the spruce of Eric Schwartz This medium-sized spruce, with its rugged trunk, is a native of the Rocky Mountains of the United States and was lifted from there. Its normal…...
A gallery with some of the finest Japanese juniper bonsai
Follow Martin Nielsen as he takes a simple tree to a bonsai with character It’s a quite an ordinary tree, a locally collected larch of around 70 cm in height, with a trunk thickness of…...
The challenge is to create bonsai from scratch How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species. With the help of illustrations we will see how to take a…...
Under the guidance of Hiroki Miura Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, tries her luck this time with propagation from seed, cuttings and root division.
Jean-Philippe Hoareau (JP) works with the prickly juniper The needle juniper or Juniperus rigida, is a far more rugged tree than the Chinese ‘shimpaku’. Its deadwood is spikier and so is its foliage, too. You…...
Manuel Germade re-styles an Itoigawa juniper This very compact juniper, grafted with Itoigawa foliage, has grown out of proportion. The shape of the trunk with its deadwood is very attractive. The main task for Manuel…...
The bonsai passion of Jörg Derlien Styling and care for the tree should fit together like a hand in a glove, according to Jörg Derlien I bought a few seeds and pots, but this went […]
Getting rid of faults and improving good characteristics Hiroki Miura works on a Chinese quince. It’s too heavy at the top, so that it is not entirely suitable for becoming an interesting shohin. It has,…...
Prunus spinosa/blackthorn as bonsai Harry Harrington explores the virtues of the blackthorn with its white flowers contrasting beautifully against its dark black bark Prunus spinosa is a tree species native to the UK and Northern […]
Left: Oeyama Ishi | Width: 40 cm Depth: 21 cm Height: 10 cmMiddle: Trident maple | Height: 60 cm Pot: Reihou ovalRight: Seigaku Ishi | Width: 52 cm Depth: 33 cm Height: 18 cm A…...