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Weeping bonsai

Jerome Kellerhals guides you step by step through the styles of bonsai. This time he creates a bonsai in the style of a weeping willow..


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Masterclass

From Shikoku ?

Hidden by very overgrown and dense foliage, a Japanese Juniper is restyled by Bjorn Bjorholm who brings it to an even higher level.


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Pots

Colourful black & white

Modern ceramic artists Susumu Fujii creates bonsai pots which
only ‘color is black or white…

Grafting

Grafting a trident maple

At Taisho-En you can learn various advanced techniques. Here Nobuichi Urushibata gives us an example with trident maple..


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Styling

Yamadori giant

The late Serge Clémence was a real bonsai Master, who mainly worked on yamadori trees. His bonsai, all dug up by himself and carried on his back down the mountainside, have become iconic works. ..

Interview

An emotional experience

I began with bonsai about 15 years ago, but soon the commercial, industrially manufactured pots no longer related to my ideas.

Winter

Bonsai in winter

The last leaves have fallen and winter takes everything into a deep rest. Is there anything we should do to protect our trees?


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Tree guide

Euonymus

These shrubs and small trees, known as spindles, grow on all continents except South  America and Africa.

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The most popular Juniper

It's almost needless to say that junipers are the most popular material for bonsai. They can withstand lots of work done in a short period of time....


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Masterclass

Achieve a natural flow

Master Kimura follows the character of the tree to convert a very raw piece of material into a splendid bonsai.


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Report

Survivor

Bonsai or trees marked by time and climate tell a story, says Lydie Carpentier.

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SEKI-JOJU

Jerome Kellerhals guides you step by step through the styles of bonsai. This time he creates a root over rock, or Seki-Joju...


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Case History

Revisiting famous bonsai creations

Articles have long been a way of recording the dramatic transformation of trees, showcasing the skills of professionals and giving an insight into the process of bonsai creation ...


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Fundamentals

The apex

Our scrutiny of the essential rules of bonsai concludes by taking a look at the apex, or summit (Atama). It is also one of the significant points of the tree.

Fundamentals

The branches

In a bonsai the two most significant areas are the roots and the trunk. But what about the branches, or eda as they called in Japanese?

Fundamentals

The trunk

The second essential element in bonsai is the trunk, or Kokejun. A trunk should taper to the top and it also determines the movement of the tree.

Fundamentals

The roots

Learn the rules of bonsai and they will always be retained to guide you in whatever task that you wish to perform. To help you understand we’re going to scrutinise a bonsai starting from the root base, moving up to the trunk, the branches and finally the top..

Fundamentals

The choice

How to choose a plant suitable for creating a Bonsai.

Air layering

Repairing a damaged maple

When leaf pruning a trident maple, mistakes and faults can become more noticeable. A comeback is planned as we go back to square one.


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Tools

Shiny blades II

Three tools that have a similar appearance: concave cutters, root cutters and trunk splitters. The major difference…

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English language edition 2024Publication Dates
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2024-1 #186 | #209- January /FebruaryJan. 1, 2024Jan. 15Jan. 22
2024-2 #187 | #210- March / AprilMar. 4Mar. 18Mar. 25
2024-3 #188 | #211- May / JuneMay 6May 20May 27
2024-4 #189 | #212 -July / AugustJuly 1July 15July 22
2024-5 #190 | #213- September / OctoberSep. 2Sep.16Sep. 23
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