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
Pomegranate: The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch
The wild side
The bonsai passion of Marcial Yuste Blasco.
The scent of a bonsai
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.
‘Bad’ is good…
Michael Tran takes it step by step with an old spruce.
Saitama Super Arena – Japan
Saitama Super Arena - Japan
Shohin Ten, Japan
In the Palmatum of your hand
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…...
From the Rockies
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…...