Hawthorn, or Crataegus, is a great subject for bonsai. Easy growing and very forgiving when mistakes are made. It will send out multiple new shoots, giving you plenty of opportunity to grow new branches.
Sabina juniper bunjin rock planting with a playful nature...
At your own risk
Italian, Alessandro Bonardo, now 24, has been an apprentice under Mr Kimura for 6 years and in May 2022, it was formally announced that he had graduated. Within the garden he is affectionately known as Aless. Mr Kimura prepared a tree, an unusually shaped Miyajima white pine for this demo, a transformation to celebrate his graduation
Hokidachi – How to make a broomstyle
Jerome Kellerhals guides you step by step through the styles of bonsai.
Cultivating Prunus from winter into spring..
Taming the wild
It is really easy to create a magnificent bonsai if you start from raw material with great potential. There are those trees that at first glance already have the right look. You only have to use the appropriate techniques to make that tree into a high-level bonsai.
Miura Hiroki (from Miura Baijyu-En nursery) is a specialist in shohin bonsai. Here he shows how to improve trees with reverse tapering trunks by using air-layering techniques
The key branch
The material used here is a Satsuki. It is a twin trunk and there are two apicies, but without a clear and obvious overall direction. The first thing to do will be to determine the front of the tree and work from there.
The crazy rock
Something completely different: Mauro Stemberger creates the rock pine
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species...
Seeds from Fuji-san
Massimo Bandera's passion for Japanese beech.
The hollow tree
Field elm yamadori bonsai developed in 4 years.
Is this all?
Hiroki Miura works on a Chinese juniper
At first glance, the featured juniper has great looks; however, Hiroki Miura shows us that when we take a closer look, the tree is really a bit dull . . .
The empty space
Bruno Proietti Tocca works on a native yew
Easy does it
Maple, winter hazel and hawthorn are all very easy to grow.
All about roots
Hiroki Miura guides you through the struggles of repotting pines, pruning and cutting their roots
How to create bonsai from cuttings: This time we are working with Giant itabi (Ficus thunbergii)
It’s a Hit…
As an accent plant the Hitotsuba genus (Pyrrosia var.) is a favourite.
Cat and Mouse
Todd Schlafer works on a Ponderosa pine
Time for change
Restyling a famous tree into something new is difficult work and an artist must stake their reputation on it
Harry Harrington explains the progression of a Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Together we’re strong
Making shohin bonsai with difficult trees...
Between the buds
Using graft techniques to improve the quality of trees
Hiroki Miura solves the problem of a Japanese white pine that has no apex, but has instead a long extended branch, or is it a trunk?
‘Wood’ scape-Take a look at this’Rock’ planting with a difference
A walk through the forest was the inspiration for Armando Dal Col to make this unconventional ..
Hinoki from scratch
You can propagate and create bonsai from seed, cuttings and by grafting
Masahiko Kimura restores a very old juniper
Burst into life – The beauty of fresh leaves and flowers in spring
Here is an impression of the annual spring Shunga-ten, held in Osaka, Japan in the Hanahaku-kinen Park and organised by the Shohin Bonsai Association..
The graceful fir
The graceful fir is an excellent choice for bonsai.