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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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Case History

Anticlimax

The development of an extraordinary elm.


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Step by Step

A moyogi juniper

This less than pretty juniper has hidden potential; its almost bare trunk has enough foliage to make an elegant bonsai


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Technique

Informal approach with Ligustrum

How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species. This time we are working with privet, Ligustrum.


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Autumn

How to improve euonymus

The winged spindle tree charms with its cork bark and deep crimson foliage There are a number of species in the Euonymus family that have been appreciated as bonsai for a number of years. They are shrubs which holds interest with both the colours and fruit of autumn. Additionally, the…...


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Spring

All about roots

Hiroki Miura guides you through the struggles of repotting pines, pruning and cutting their roots


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Propagating

Giant Itabi

How to create bonsai from cuttings: This time we are working with Giant itabi (Ficus thunbergii)


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Styling

The Grim

Bruno Proietti Tocca philosophises about his work on a savin juniper


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Spring

When and how to repot

Finding out for yourself the best time to repot deciduous trees isn't easy. Our smart guide to varieties and their cultivars gives you the answers you need.


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Workshop

Pop or rock?

Pop star Shintaro Akiyama jumps into the deep when creating a rock planting in cooperation with Kunio Kobayashi and Osamu Fukudate of Shunkaen


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Technique

Gardenia

You can propagate and create bonsai from seed, cuttings and by grafting


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Technique

Rock school

How to create rock plantings: A basic guide


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Propagating

Bonsai from Fruit

Propagate by sowing seeds, or taking cuttings to create new bonsai...


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Propagating

Metasequoia

The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch.


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Tree guide

Pinus Nigra

Austrian pines make great bonsai; their rugged bark and dark green needles give them a special character.

Step by Step

Queen of pines

With the guidance of shohin expert, Hiroki Miura (Miura Baijyu-en, Osaka) the Japanese popstar, Ayaka Yamamoto, learns how to create moyogi style with a pine.


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