Sabina juniper bunjin rock planting with a playful nature...
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.
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.
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
Cat and Mouse
Todd Schlafer works on a Ponderosa pine
François Jeker takes a close look at Taxus.
An offer one can’t refuse
'The tree featured here is an eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), which is native to Eastern Canada and much of the north-central and north-eastern United States'
By my front door
Tatsuo Fukugawa works on a white pine taken from his garden
The Azuma pines
Daiki, the third generation Abe, works on seed-grown pines
See it from a different angle
Creating the moyogi style from a field-grown satsuki with Masaki Yoshii
Just drop it
Creating a literati red pine by focusing on the dropping branch
The spirit of Kato
A yezo spruce styled by François Jeker and Jean-Paul Polmans.
The garden yamadori
Ralf Beckers shows us there is beauty hidden in the chaos of branches
Pinus Nigra - From raw material to bonsai in 7 years.
Piotr works on a mugo pine
In Poland bonsai is thriving, Piotr Czerniachowski is among the most active.
Touched by Leonardo
Father and son 'work' together to create a new future for a juniper.
Two Masters, one tree
Transformation of an Ezo Spruce by Urushibata and Fujikawa
Can it be split?
Creating stunning bonsai from garden material
The making of Jeremiah’s Sierra juniper bonsai.
Jack & John
British artist, John Milton, works on a white pine in Japan.
‘Bad’ is good…
Michael Tran takes it step by step with an old spruce.
Is it just one blob of green?
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…...
Is this worth spending time ?
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 […]
Why does he want to break free
Massimo Bandera wants to work unhindered by convention For Massimo Bandera bonsai is very much an art form. The bonsai artist should be free from conventions and rules. In the process of creating an extraordinary…...
Intimidated by its age
François Jeker styles a venerable 500-year-old Buxus ‘When about to style an impressive old Buxus like this, you are so intimidated that you approach it with trembling hands . . . Over the years, though,…...
How to ‘crack’ a white pine
Masayuki Fujikawa transforms a white pine by changing the angle and compacting an elongated trunk. One of the best characteristics of this tree is the aged appearance of the bark, making it look as though…...
Jörg Derlien’s all too familiar struggle to find the right pot fit for his larch The larch depicted here, a Larix decidua, was acquired in 2009 and obtained from the Alpine region of Wallis in…...
Bjorn Bjorholm works on a pine grown from seed Bjorn gives an initial styling to a more than 50-year-old pine, grown from seed. This classic informal upright bonsai has a long and much told history…...