Developing bonsai maple branches – spring work

May 7, 2017 – 7:20 am

With spring in full swing in Texas, USA, Scott Barboza has worked on one of his maple bonsai in development again. On one of...

Build instructions for a bonsai growbox

January 15, 2017 – 9:44 pm

A basic instruction to create a wooden growbox for bonsai It really is very easy to build a basic growbox for your trees. Besides some...

Winter in Bonsai Museum Dusseldorf

December 18, 2016 – 6:46 am

Location of the Bonsai Museum It is still early on the 4th of December when I arrive in Dusseldorf. I am visiting the Bonsai Museum...

  • Sap transport

    February 26, 2013 – 8:21 pm

    Understanding sap transport in Bonsai
    . Whether it is setting an air layer, understanding growth or...

  • Why trunks grow thick

    February 23, 2013 – 9:48 pm

    Carved trunk Why bonsai trunks grow thick
    . It is good to understand how trunks grow if you...

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During a recent visit to Japan for the World Bonsai Convention, I had the opportunity to visit Mr. Kimura’s bonsai garden. This of course, was a chance I did not pass up on. Here a few shots from his garden.
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Developing bonsai maple branches – spring work

With spring in full swing in Texas, USA, Scott Barboza has worked on one of his maple bonsai in development again. On one of the well known bonsai forums (bonsainut) he showed how he works maples in earlier stages of development, in order to develop …


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21 Artists. 3 days. 300 trees. Saitama will host the biggest bonsai event of the year. The world bonsai convention.

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