A guide to the wild flowering shrub
With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka) the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to create moyogi style with a pine.
The ultimate root correction work of Masahiko Kimura
Early spring is the start of the repotting season. See our guide for what to do and when to do it.
Peter Warren continues with the second major stage of the maple he planted on a plastic tray.
Working with deciduous trees is always a long-term project which needs some clever thinking, too
Janine Droste has a passion for Satsuki bonsai. Here she gives clear
answers to 40 questions on the subject.
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species.
A lesson in how to cut more branches for better results
Improving your wiring skills with Chiharu Imai
Transformation of an Ezo Spruce by Urushibata and Fujikawa
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
How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods . This time we work with Wisteria
Creating stunning bonsai from garden material
The world of beech (Fagus) by master craftsman, Iemitsu Ooishi.
Growing new bonsai material by layering and a bold cut.
Pomegranate: The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch
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.
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...
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...
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...
It is a deciduous tree of the Fagaceae family and grows naturally in the mountains of various parts of Japan, also on the coastline on the side of the Sea of Japan. The oak’s local...
Koji Hiramatsu works on a black pine Shohin and the slightly larger Kifu-sized bonsai have become ever more popular. This because they are much easier to enjoy and appreciate compared with the larger trees and...
Working on a very ancient and treasured juniper, Chiharu Imai realises that no bonsai stays the same and so he respectfully gives the tree a new shape for the future.
When we acquire plants or young tree material, we plant them in pots to let them develop further to allow them to adjust to growing conditions at home. But what do we do when we...