Winter in the bonsaigarden

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Sun and wind

December 8, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Everybody who has bonsai knows the worry at the end of winter. A tree is a little slow in responding to warmer weather. No...

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Low winter temperatures

December 1, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Winter kills bonsai. The drops in temperatures can cause a lot of damage to our bonsai and the roots. How do you stop winter...

Scale infection

Avoid winter damage in bonsai: Insects

November 17, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Bonsai run the risk oof dying over winter. N an attempt to best prepare for winter, this article deals with the risk of insect...

  • 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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Creating bonsai from Nursery stock: Olive Bonsai

Getting an olive shrub from a garden centre and training it for bonsai requires putting it in a different substrate and reducing the plant. Here an explanation of the first steps towards training as bonsai for olive trees.

Artists, Blog

Visiting Kimura Bonsai Garden

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.
What I found most impressing …

branches, Defoliating, frontpage, Manuals, Wiring

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 …


Opening of World Bonsai Convention Saitama

With loud drum the 8th edition of the world bonsai convention in Omiya Saitama was opened last night. Many honorary guests were allowed to speech, each and everyone more pleased with our presence. Even the royal family had sent a representative to indicate the importance …

Blog, Reviews

World Bonsai Convention 2017

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

Blog, Health, Repotting

Why a growbox for bonsai?

What is a bonsai growbox?

It I actually exactly what the name makes you think it is. A box to grow bonsai and/or pre-bonsai in. Normally these are constructed with a very well-draining bottom, and made to size for the tree that you are going to …

frontpage, Manuals, Pots

Build instructions for a bonsai growbox

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 bits of wood, all you need is a few screws, and tools. With this you can build a basic growbox for …

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