Bonsai Styles On rock

On rock(Ishi-zuke)

The style on rock (ishi-zuke) and the style rooted on rock (ne-agari) differ from each other depending on whether or not the roots of the plants reach the ground. This style tends to reproduce situations that are very common in nature. For a good effect it is necessary for plants, pots and rocks to form a harmonious and natural whole. The stones can be seen as boulders, on which the tree rests, or as real mountains, when the trees placed in the vase are proportionally small compared to the context. It is a style particularly suitable for conifers, but can also be used successfully on broad-leaved trees such as pyracantha, beech, zelkova and elm. The maple is also widely used.

Bonsai Styles On rock: On rock(Ne-Agari)

The ne-agari style is little known today, but in the past it has enjoyed a certain popularity also thanks to its beauty. The particularity of this style concerns the fact that the roots are perfectly visible, because exposed, and follow the trend of the trunk even for long stretches. The overall feeling is that of a plant that floats in the air and feels a sense of charm, mystery and lightness. The style symbolizes the growth of the plant even in hostile conditions, such as the lack of land due to floods or landslides. In this case the plant, to survive, must keep its roots exposed. Realizing this style is not easy, and is recommended for those who already have some bonsai experience.