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.
Members of the huge Rhododendron family are the most flamboyant of flowering shrubs, producing masses of bright flowers in late spring.
See it from a different angle
Creating the moyogi style from a field-grown satsuki with Masaki Yoshii
A guide to the wild flowering shrub
The tree and the man
The bonsai passion of Davide Cardin.
40 questions about Satsuki answered
Janine Droste has a passion for Satsuki bonsai. Here she gives clear
answers to 40 questions on the subject.
Pruned by bacteria?
Using beneficial bacteria for stronger, better ramified and disease-free bonsai.
A small Japanese garden all self-made by Ramon Smit.
Made in Europe
A Gallery of the best bonsai shown during the Italian UBI convention
living art in the mountains
A Gallery of the best bonsai shown at the Arco Bonsai Show in Italy
Best of show
The 6th European Bonsai-san Show. A selection of the best bonsai
Gallery Trophy WBC
The hollow trunk of a Satsuki is made to be a feature rather than hidden Takahiro Yamazaki (Yamazaki Satsuki-en, Nasushiobara City) works on a damaged, but characteristic azalea. The material, a Satsuki azalea that Takahiro…...
Cold weather care
Needless to say, the weather is not always ideal for bonsai during the cold months. The winter period is very active; however, good protection and aftercare are essential. Eventually, as winter arrives, trees have completed…...
University of Bonsai
The 13th edition of ‘Bonsai van het Westen’ was held again in the Botanical Garden of Delft University of Technology. With a record number of visitors and perfect weather we were given two days to […]
A myriad of flowers
In May and June you can enjoy the fibrant colours of Satsuki azalea (Rhododendron indicum) blossoming. There is a massive amount of cultivars and therefore a big choice in various colors and pattern of flowers…....
Janine Droste revisits the Mecca of satsuki bonsai If you say Kanuma you at once think of satsuki. Satsuki, or Rhododendron indium, is one of the most popular bonsai varieties cultivated in Japan. Needless to…...
Is this a satsuki?
Satsuki specialist Tadao Tabata saw bonsai potential in the many trunks In a field at the base of Mount Akagi more than a thousand satsuki were planted and then grown wild. Two years ago this…...
RAW…and too many branches
Solving the problems on a satsuki azalea Osamu Fukudate’s (Shunkaen Bonsai Museum) first entry into the Sakkafu-ten received the Satsuki award. He also won recognition from the judges at the 43rd Nippon Bonsai Sakkafu-ten. As…...
Peter in Sweden
This year the Swedish Bonsai Society’s annual Bonsai Event took place in the Culture Centre in Västra Frölunda, between 27-28 of May. The society is not very big, comprising about 100 members, but we are…...