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 →
As you read this book you can feel the emotion of understanding, an understanding that bonds the ‘Author to the Artist‘. From the moment that Will and Dan first met, when Dan explained to Will the true pronunciation of the … Read more →
It is true that Bonsai are miniaturised versions of the wild things that can be found on the edge of famous lakes and gardens or seen hanging off the edge of cliffs. But did you know that Bonsai too have … 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 →
Once you have mastered the basic bonsai styles such as the formal upright style of chokkan, the informal upright style of shakan and the cascade style of kengai, you may want to try some more advanced bonsai styles for a … Read more →
Recently I came across a great book, which gave details of new freelance style of Bonsai called ‘Pop Bonsai‘. Pop Bonsai involves training a seedling by trimming its branches and leaves, and wiring the trunk and branches to bend them … Read more →