Bringing out the best from material with many faults...
Daiki, the third generation Abe, works on seed-grown pines
The creation of branches on deciduous trees does not happen overnight, it is a long-term process ...
The challenge to grow bonsai from scratch: Ficus
A yezo spruce styled by François Jeker and Jean-Paul Polmans.
Ken Fujiwara works on a massive black pine
Pinus Nigra - From raw material to bonsai in 7 years.
Jan Culek sketches options for the yew of Igor Vengust.
Mario Komsta works on a yamadori pine, Pinus sylvestris.
A twin trunk becomes an elegant moyogi style.
Maintaining and improving a rock-grown Japanese maple.
Pruning deciduous trees in the spring. A beginners' guide
François Jeker's opinion on Peter Kwakernaat's juniper.
Working with deciduous trees is always a long-term project which needs some clever thinking, too
The pine called 'Okou no kyosho' is brought back into shape by Master Kunio Kobayashi
Improving your wiring skills with Chiharu Imai
Transformation of an Ezo Spruce by Urushibata and Fujikawa
Harry Harrington's story of an oak grown from an acorn
Mauro Stemberger works on a yamadori pine
According to Todd, Douglas firs are one of the most unpredictable trees he has worked with.
British artist, John Milton, works on a white pine in Japan.
Developing a giant gardenia into an orthodox informal upright over three years.
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…...
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 […]
Masahiko Kimura rearranges the foliage around a dancing shari Exploring the artistic sensitivity of Mr Kimura, we take a look at the material he will work on. The transformation is not tremendously dramatic, however the…...
A practical case study of trident maple by Andrea Meriggioli Andrea: I want to show you how correct timing and techniques may turn initially poor material into a good tree you can work on over…...
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…...
François Jeker looks back on 19 years' evolution of his mugo pine.
Shigeo Ebihara’s unbelievable method of trunk shortening This operation on an old maple took more than four and a half years to complete. The tree has one major fault that is impossible to solve using…...
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…...