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Living the dream

I am sure that at some point during a work day our minds have wandered to the trees in our gardens and dreamt that we could leave the mundane job...

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Do you have too many trees?

I have visited the gardens of numerous bonsai enthusiasts and what surprises me most is that frequently they have far too many trees to maintain.

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Bonsai Legacy

The concept of leaving a legacy is the need or the desire to be remembered for what we have contributed to the world. In some…...

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Zeitgeist of bonsai

Tony discusses who or what is driving the bonsai zeitgeist in the West. Who or what is making a real difference to the Western world…...

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How far can we go?

It is fairly safe to say that bonsai in the West has reached a very high level because major exhibitions such as the Gingko Award…...

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Like or Wow!

The Internet is not always good for bonsai By Tony Tickle with the assistance of Banquo I have a friend who’s a keen amateur photographer…...

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My favourite tree

By Tony Tickle with assistance from Banquo. ‘Which is your favourite bonsai?’ is a question I am often asked when I have visitors to my…...

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The final one

This exercise ends here: When I was invited to have a regular column, I had guessed I would have lasted a couple of years; it’s…...

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Trees talk to me

As Clint Eastwood once famously sang in ‘Paint Your Wagon’, ‘I talk to the trees’, I find that trees talk to me and I suspect…...

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I dreamed a dream

My 28-year-old niece recently viewed my bonsai collection and I was fascinated by her reactions to the trees. She is creative and inquisitive and was…...

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Abstract bonsai, possible?

Contemporary Western art requires that focus be given not only to the aesthetic but also the intellectual contemplation of a work. It follows the belief…...

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The end, or a new beginning?

I don’t know if it’s a generation issue, or simply that the first wave of serious bonsai enthusiasts in Europe has reached an age whereby…...

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It pays to show

The letter has arrived. Anxiously you pick it up. The postmark tells you all you need to know about where it has come from. Your…...

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Women and Bonsai

Over the last few years the discussion as to why there are ‘so few women in bonsai’ has spasmodically raised its head and a recent…...

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