Hawthorn, or Crataegus, is a great subject for bonsai. Easy growing and very forgiving when mistakes are made. It will send out multiple new shoots, giving you plenty of opportunity to grow new branches.
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species. With the help of illustrations we will see how to take a piece of material through to its completion. This time we are working with crab apple, Malus zumi
Miura Hiroki (from Miura Baijyu-En nursery) is a specialist in shohin bonsai. Here he shows how to improve trees with reverse tapering trunks by using air-layering techniques
Seeds from Fuji-san
Massimo Bandera's passion for Japanese beech.
Is this all?
Hiroki Miura works on a Chinese juniper
At first glance, the featured juniper has great looks; however, Hiroki Miura shows us that when we take a closer look, the tree is really a bit dull . . .
The empty space
Bruno Proietti Tocca works on a native yew
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)
Cat and Mouse
Todd Schlafer works on a Ponderosa pine
Time for change
Restyling a famous tree into something new is difficult work and an artist must stake their reputation on it
Harry Harrington explains the progression of a Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)
Masahiko Kimura restores a very old juniper
A Pine Puzzle
Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, is one of the most popular pine varieties and one of the most commonly styled tree.
Spokes of a Wheel
Jean-Philippe Hoareau sketches options for Marnix Bomon's pine.
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.
Air and light
Andrea Meriggioli shows you how to thin and prune the leaves of Acer palmatum
An offer one can’t refuse
'The tree featured here is an eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), which is native to Eastern Canada and much of the north-central and north-eastern United States'
By my front door
Tatsuo Fukugawa works on a white pine taken from his garden
How to create rock plantings: A basic guide
The challenge to grow bonsai from scratch: Betula
The rough diamond
Bjorn Bjorholm works on a juniper with hidden qualities
No turning back
David Quintana works on a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
See it from a different angle
Creating the moyogi style from a field-grown satsuki with Masaki Yoshii
Is this a bonsai?
Ken Fujiwara works on a massive black pine
Talking about the front . . .
Be inspired by Yukio as he makes the most out of material. This time we focus on Yew and Hinoki.
The garden yamadori
Ralf Beckers shows us there is beauty hidden in the chaos of branches
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.
Wake up, Sleeping dragon
Mario Komsta works on a yamadori pine, Pinus sylvestris.