Shimpaku upside down

For a number of years I have been growing a small Juniperus Shimpaku, and followed the original position until now. The tree was purchased as a semi-finished piece at the Mansei-en nursery in Omiya, Japan, of late Saburo Kato in 2005, and mainly bought as a memory of the time spent with this most respected …

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Flowers and leaves

Spring brings flowers and leaves. The delicate new maple leaves and the potent flower buds of the Japanese Quince now shows in all their beauty. This is spring. Every day a little new development and flowers that opens suddenly. Every day is a joy.

Yellow pot 2 – Pyracantha by Rita and Mark Cooper

After publishing my words about yellow Shohin-bonsai pots yesterday I received a wonderful picture from Rita and Mark Cooper from the UK. Rita and Mark has a fabulous collection of Shohin-bonsai, they have trained and developed from both native stocks and pre-bonsai raw material imported. Their efforts and aesthetic sensibility make them receive several awards, …

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Using yellow pots

Yellow pots for bonsai is still not seen so much outside Japan. In the world of Shohin-bonsai it must be introduced though, and the colour will lift the display when used properly. The glazed pots in various colours are used for deciduous Shohin and mame-bonsai. The colour should underline the colours of leaves, fruits or …

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