Hiroki Miura guides you through the struggles of repotting pines, pruning and cutting their roots
Create a kusamono on a piece of deadwood.
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
Creating shohin from faulty material
Use dull material to make impressive bonsai helped by grafting techniques. Here we show you how easy it can be. Pyracantha is in the Rosaceae family in the subset that contains Crataegus. It provides bright…...
The beauty of moss
It is a topic often overlooked, but here we look at the moss of Japan
The charm of the very, very small . . .
Tied to the Grid
Peter Uden's favourite style is the Yose Ue, forest planting.
Dead or alive?
A mind boggling creation,
40 questions about Satsuki answered
Janine Droste has a passion for Satsuki bonsai. Here she gives clear
answers to 40 questions on the subject.
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.
A clever operation
Getting rid of faults and improving good characteristics Hiroki Miura works on a Chinese quince. It’s too heavy at the top, so that it is not entirely suitable for becoming an interesting shohin. It has,…...
I will burn all my trees
François Jeker’s 31-year-journey growing a bonsai forest When we make a bonsai forest, we think we are the Creator. We are under the illusion that we decide everything, the choice of the trees and their…...
How to make an air layer.
It’s a ‘mossy’ world
Moss is essential for bonsai, but you can enjoy it for itself, too If you have a garden where nothing will grow, cultivating moss in pots is the solution. Enter the ‘mossy’ world of Junichi…...
Get rid of undesirable features
Masayuki Fujikawa transforms boring material into a semi cascade Masayuki Fujikawa: ‘The tree shown here is too big to be considered a chuhin, but the idea is not to make it a chuhin for the…...
Bartoz Warwas knows that a good plan is the key to bonsai success Before Bartoz explains his timetable for planning the development of bonsai, he will tell you the story of a European hornbeam that…...
A dull juniper is matched with a rock full of character A rather dull juniper can become very striking when a rock with lots of character is added, Nishikawa Tomoya (Shirasagi-en, Himeji) shows how that…...
Kusamono is a different type of bonsai With the guidance of Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en), Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, is introduced to the world of Kusamono. Kusamono is a form of bonsai where a grass…...
Little show offs
Can orchids be just like bonsai? Growing epiphytic orchids is an art in its own right, especially in Japan.Epiphytes are plants that grow anchored to other plants, they can grow on the trunks of trees,…...
What’s under the soil?
Repotting your bonsai is rather like a health check The trees of Hiroshi Takeyama, the head of Fuyo-en bonsai nursery, have a distinctive character and elegance. He is renowned for his conscientious and thorough work,…...