Bush to Bonsai

Step-by-step guides to transforming untrained plant material into bonsai.

  • Out of the Boxwood – Three approaches to styling a problematic hunk of hedge.
  • Buxus to Bonsai – A photo essay on the styling and care of Kingsville boxwood (Buxus Microphylla Compacta).
  • Part One: Evaluate your tree; clean out dead wood; choose a front.
  • Part Two: Choose a style of tree; trim branches.
  • Part Three: Shape the branches; pot the tree.
  • Part Four: Propagate the cuttings; restyle and de-pot the tree.
  • Octopus to Bonsai – An octopus is taught to float when a prostrata juniper is transformed into a raft.