The Ginkgo Biloba has been around on planet Earth for more than 200 million years. Growing one as a bonsai gives you a wonderful opportunity to care for a unique, majestic species that is as tough as it is delicate. All about Ginkgo Biloba These marvels of the botanic world reproduce most curiously. Seeds are fertilized after the fruit has ...

Beginner bonsai artists should all grow a Juniper in their early days of practice. They must be one of the most popular choices for bonsai around the world and can be purchased easily in supermarkets and garden centers without needing a specialist supplier. All about Juniper bonsai Juniper trees can be found right across the globe, through Asian and Europe, ...

The colours of the Crepe Myrtle are incredibly vibrant and rich. If you want a bonsai with tones of cream to ruby or rose through to hot pink, lilac or mauve, then try your hand at a Crepe Myrtle. The flowers are stunning but the roots and bark are also pretty special. All about Crepe Myrtles Confusingly, and as can ...

It’s worth considering a Bald Cypress bonsai for a couple of reasons. Firstly, they are an incredibly striking and interesting tree that will create a statement piece in any environment. But secondly, some forms are native to the states and can be collected and cultivated from Louisiana and Florida through Maryland and Texas. All about the Bald Cypress The Bald ...

If you want to bring a bright bold color into your home or garden, the Japanese Maple is a great choice for bonsai. With yellows, greens, crimson, pinks, orange and brilliant reds, the Japanese Maple put on a flashy show every autumn. All about Japanese Maples Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) is found across much of China, Korea and Japan, and ...

Do you fancy using one of the tallest trees in the world for your bonsai? If you like the idea of containing and cultivating a giant of the natural world, then look no further than a Redwood. Coastal Redwoods and their cousins Californian Redwoods make beautiful and impressive bonsais. All about Redwoods These majestic trees come in three distinct genuses, ...

Are you new to the art of bonsai? A boxwood variety might not be the most obvious choice, but it is a good one. Boxwood plants are both easy to grow and easy to train and have a pleasing appeal all year around. All about Boxwoods There are many types of Boxwood (Buxus) plants, and sometimes they are referred to ...

Choosing a Chinese Elm as your bonsai plant is a really smart move. They are hardy and easy to train, and are very popular among bonsai enthusiasts all over the world. Seasoned professionals and complete beginners will find joy, interest and just enough of a challenge with a Chinese Elm. All about Chinese Elms It was the Chinese who began ...

It’s hard to imagine a prettier, or more purple sight, that a cascade of Wisteria flowers dancing towards the trunk of a bonsai plant. To gaze upon a Wisteria in full bloom is to observe a thing of beauty, and so here we give you some tips towards training and maintaining your own. All about Wisteria These lovely plants come ...

Popular in gardens across America (and indeed the world) and also commonly used as a house plant, the common myrtle (Myrtus communis) is a great choice for a bonsai. Common myrtle bonsai are at their happiest indoors and will bring beauty and a sweet fragrance to any room. All about Common Myrtles Plant They are native to the warm and ...