A twin trunk becomes an elegant moyogi style.
Maintaining and improving a rock-grown Japanese maple.
A guide to the wild flowering shrub
Pruning deciduous trees in the spring. A beginners' guide
The ultimate root correction work of Masahiko Kimura
Peter Warren continues with the second major stage of the maple he planted on a plastic tray.
François Jeker takes a look at Jos Sprengers' Buxus.
Janine Droste has a passion for Satsuki bonsai. Here she gives clear
answers to 40 questions on the subject.
The pine called 'Okou no kyosho' is brought back into shape by Master Kunio Kobayashi
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species.
Improving your wiring skills with Chiharu Imai
Maintaining and improving the branching of Japanese elm
Ferns as accent plants to exhibit with bonsai
Harry Harrington's story of an oak grown from an acorn
Mauro Stemberger works on a yamadori pine
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods . This time we work with Wisteria
Growing new bonsai material by layering and a bold cut.
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.
Pomegranate: The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch
Developing a giant gardenia into an orthodox informal upright over three years.
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...
The challenge is to create bonsai from scratch 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...
Jean-Philippe Hoareau (JP) works with the prickly juniper The needle juniper or Juniperus rigida, is a far more rugged tree than the Chinese ‘shimpaku’. Its deadwood is spikier and so is its foliage, too. You...
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,...
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 […]
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...
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...
François Jeker styles a venerable 500-year-old Buxus ‘When about to style an impressive old Buxus like this, you are so intimidated that you approach it with trembling hands . . . Over the years, though,...