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.
Bonsai in disguise
Under the guidance of Hiroki Miura, the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, creates the impression of a willow bonsai by using a different species.
The charm of the very, very small . . .
A step back to go forward
Maintaining and improving the branching of Japanese elm
World Bonsai Convention #1
World Bonsai Convention Saitama-Japan.
Morten Albek takes time to go through some of the shohin displays at the Nöelanders Trophy.
The shohin geisha’s
The meaning and thought behind the display of shohin, or Seki-kazari Morten Albek takes time to go through some of the shohin displays from the World Bonsai Convention in Japan, held in spring of 2017…....
Bonsai in autumn
Enjoy the colorful Bonsai in autumn
Fine and fiddly
Yukio Hirose guides you through the defoliation and wiring of maples and elms Yukio Hirose: ‘First I will introduce this tree, a trident maple (Acer buergerianum) that is halfway through its development. The reason for…...
Not round, nor square
The various shapes and elements of display: Jita Round doesn’t always have to be round and square doesn’t have to be square. Jitas come in a diverse array of shapes, from rigid to organic and…...
Is this the Kokufu?
No, It is The Trophy, the largest show in Europe. A gallery of the best trees
Made in Europe
A Gallery of the best bonsai shown during the Italian UBI convention
Best of show
The 6th European Bonsai-san Show. A selection of the best bonsai
Little to do
During the growing season there is always something to do, even if the bonsai are of a small size. With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka), the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto,…...
Tuned to the classics
The bonsai passion of Sándor Papp Sándor was born close to the Balaton Lake in Hungary, to a family of restaurateurs. His love for plants began during his childhood. His grandfather worked as a forester…...
Chronicle of a Mop Top
Martin Nielsen tells his story of the broom style The broom style or whatever you would like to call it – maybe ‘Hokidachi’, as the Japanese say, even ‘mop top’. It is up to you…...
On the 22, 23 and 24 November 2019, the 3rd Bonsai Charity Exhibition, organized by the Club Amigos del Bonsai de Parla, was held in Parla, Madrid. As you see in the photographs, we exhibited…...
JAPANESE ELM Being a rapid and very vigorous grower makes it possible to have quick results with Zelkova. The downside is that the elm can overgrow very quickly and so it needs regular pruning and […]
The spirit of ‘The Trophy’ was not infected by the coronavirus, it may even have made it stronger. An impression of The Trophy, the International Bonsai Show held over the weekend of 29 February/1st of […]
Spring time is rush hour for repotting your bonsai, but choosing the right pot cannot be hurried. Spring arrives and it is the ideal time to repot your bonsai. Mostly it’s necessary, but it is…...
A date with spring
Spring tasks for native deciduous bonsai Repotting is the primary focus for bonsai enthusiasts during spring. However, there are a number of other tasks, often forgotten, that are worth carrying out at this time of…...
Branch development on an elm Inspired by a colourful autumn, we look at how to develop branches on deciduous trees that show seasonal colour. Guided by Master Hiroki Miura, Ayaka Yamamoto, a famous popstar in…...
Diepenbeek, Belgium, the first weekend in November 2019, the triannual show of the Eda Uchi Kai bonsai club initiated by Jean Paul Polmans. Thanks to Mario Komsta who arranged the exceptional displays and high quality […]
Japanese elm is ideal for bonsai and easy to grow Being a rapid and very vigorous grower makes it possible to have quick results with Zelkova. The downside is that the elm can overgrow very…...
Mycorrizha fungus: A partner for life
As bonsai enthusiasts we’ve all heard about mycorrizha, which is supposed to be beneficial to the root system of our bonsai. Is there any truth in this claim or is it just another commercial hoax?…...