A pine slowly starts to die off, so what is happening here?
Seeds from Fuji-san
Massimo Bandera's passion for Japanese beech.
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)
Hinoki from scratch
You can propagate and create bonsai from seed, cuttings and by grafting
When and how to repot
Finding out for yourself the best time to repot deciduous trees isn't easy. Our smart guide to varieties and their cultivars gives you the answers you need.
Pop or rock?
Pop star Shintaro Akiyama jumps into the deep when creating a rock planting in cooperation with Kunio Kobayashi and Osamu Fukudate of Shunkaen
How to create rock plantings: A basic guide
Bonsai from Fruit
Propagate by sowing seeds, or taking cuttings to create new bonsai...
The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch.
The challenge to grow bonsai from scratch: Ficus
Is this a bonsai?
Ken Fujiwara works on a massive black pine
Austrian pines make great bonsai; their rugged bark and dark green needles give them a special character.
Hawthorn from cuttings
Hawthorn: The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch
Tied to the Grid
Peter Uden's favourite style is the Yose Ue, forest planting.
Dead or alive?
A mind boggling creation,
Queen of pines
With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka) the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to create moyogi style with a pine.
Will that kill it?
The ultimate root correction work of Masahiko Kimura
Beginners’ guide to repotting
Early spring is the start of the repotting season. See our guide for what to do and when to do it.
Planted on a plastic tray?
Peter Warren continues with the second major stage of the maple he planted on a plastic tray.
Just a plastic tray
Working with deciduous trees is always a long-term project which needs some clever thinking, too
What’s happening here?
A different approach to air layering with a 'rough edge'
The sleeping tree
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species.
Wisteria from scratch
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods . This time we work with Wisteria
Hidden in cones
According to Todd, Douglas firs are one of the most unpredictable trees he has worked with.
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.
The big picture
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…...