If pines are considered to be the kings of bonsai, then surely the glorious maples must be the queens. I grow all types of maples in all sorts of styles, and achieve deep and detailed ramifications using reasonably simple techniques.
There are many varieties of white-pine (Pinus parviflora and pentaphylla), but all have one thing in common the white, central or stomatic band down the length of the leaf or needle. The popular white-pine bonsai came from China, Japan and elsewhere in … Read more →
In general, every two weeks feed bonsai with a high-nitrogen fertilizer from late spring, and then in summer feed them with a balanced fertilizer, stopping for four weeks during the hottest part of the summer and starting again in late … Read more →
As a beginner of bonsai one of the key questions that you will always ask is, which species to start with? Craig Coussins explains your options.
There are many styles of Bonsai and all refer to natural styles in nature. Many have Japanese names such as Ikadabuki, Netsuranari, Nebari and Shari. These terms have become generic although originating in Japan and they work in the same … Read more →
Aftercare and development of Bonsai While understanding the fact we need to water, feed and repot from time to time, the most important aspect of Bonsai and Penjing care is the maintenance or ongoing after care.
I would like to go into this with a little more depth, as it is very important. One of the big killers of bonsai in incorrect watering. I am sometimes weary of people that still wish to immerse pots into … Read more →
Bonsai has become one of the most popular hobbies worldwide. Some hobbies such as Ikebana are based on artistic expression while growing cactus is based on horticultural knowledge for that particular range of species.