The graceful fir is an excellent choice for bonsai.
Connect to another world
The unique garden of Angel Mota.
THE GIANT LOOP
Mauro Stemberger styles a massive Scots pine with a loop shaped trunk
Little, but wild
Bringing out the best from material with many faults...
Out of the box
Harry Harrington works on a very bulky elm that has no tapering. By carving the trunk the problem is solved.
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…...
Would you dare?
Chojubai, the dwarf variety of the Japanese quince, is cut in half.
Udo Wollenhaupt is passionate about drawing and sketching bonsai.
The spirit of Kato
A yezo spruce styled by François Jeker and Jean-Paul Polmans.
Talking about the front . . .
Be inspired by Yukio as he makes the most out of material. This time we focus on Yew and Hinoki.
Pinus Nigra - From raw material to bonsai in 7 years.
Twin Trunk Taxus
Jan Culek sketches options for the yew of Igor Vengust.
Wake up, Sleeping dragon
Mario Komsta works on a yamadori pine, Pinus sylvestris.
The Rock eater
Maintaining and improving a rock-grown Japanese maple.
Dead or alive?
A mind boggling creation,
Split in three
Considering the front, planting angle and every different orientation of material is part of the deep fascination of transforming a bonsai.
Pruned by bacteria?
Using beneficial bacteria for stronger, better ramified and disease-free bonsai.
Hidden in cones
According to Todd, Douglas firs are one of the most unpredictable trees he has worked with.
Jack & John
British artist, John Milton, works on a white pine in Japan.
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,…...
Serge Clémence sketches options for the oak of Kai Kempf The oak (Quercus pubescens) or downy oak, shown here is a fine tree and very interesting, native to southern Europe and Southwest Asia. Downy oaks…...
Alexsandre Escudero works on a tiny Itoigawa juniper An average juniper can be changed into something interesting, you just need to have a vision and opt for doing something different to make it less regular…....
Worth working on?
There is almost no material that is completely useless David Soto: ‘My students, often try to mimic the work of great masters. It’s only natural, and if you don’t own one of those very high…...
Bonsai material so large it needs to be lifted by crane, yet that doesn’t mean it has no character. The deadwood and trunk have superb movement and the skeleton of the branch structure has had…...
Prisoner of time
The development of a Buxus sempervirens According to Marco Giannini trees develop into bonsai via a careful balance of technique and time. Respect for the original habitat where the tree once lived will make it…...
Creating a moyogi with a small pine Under guidance of Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en) Ayaka Yamamoto, lead singer of the Japanese girl band NMB48, works on creating a small black pine in the informal upright…...
As one with the tree
Hiroaki Suzuki becomes as one with the tree during the styling of a pine Young artist Hiroaki Suzuki takes on the challenge of transforming and displaying a five needle pine. The aim is to change…...