Specialised in ornamental and botanical horticulture, garden design (English and Japanese styles), and management of plant collections, garden projects, budgets and staff. Professional background in the United Kingdom, Japan and Italy.
The World Bonsai Convention, le olimpiadi del bonsai
Anche il mondo dei bonsaismo ha le sue olimpiadi. Queste sono note come “The World Bonsai Convention” e si svolgono con cadenza quadriennale. Nell’ultimo fine settimana di aprile di quest’anno, la manifestazione è tornata per la prima volta in Giappone, e io ho avuto...
Pruning Japanese maples
This story of maples takes the first step in Wales, a land almost totally unaware of the noble strain. (Except for Acer campestre, the only British native, that in those lands shapes - together with other rustic fellows such as the hazel, the spindle, the blackthorn...
Adam M. Jones, an American bonsai apprentice in Japan
(GV) Adam, we met when I was visiting the bonsai nurseries at Omiya, the famous bonsai village of Japan. I was surprised to see a non-Japanese person working alongside locals, in such a specialized and old-school environment. Undoubtedly, Japan can be quite...