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After the blossom

Once the flowering is over we must see it as a fresh start and begin preparations for the following year...


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A life saver

The bonsai passion of Dennis Fuchs

Step by Step

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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Dutch design

Picea, Forsythia, carpinus….

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Made in Europe

A Gallery of the best bonsai shown during the Italian UBI convention


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Flower festival

Satsuki-festival in Utsunomiya, Japan If you happen to visit Japan during the period when satsuki are in bloom, you should visit the satsuki festivals. The most well known of these is in Kanuma, but there is another show in Utsunomiya. The Kanuma Satsuki Festival is held for 10 days from…...


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Charity bonsai

On the 22, 23 and 24 November 2019, the 3rd Bonsai Charity Exhibition, organized by the Club Amigos del Bonsai de Parla, was held in Parla, Madrid. As you see in the photographs, we exhibited trees of the highest quality from members of the club, amateurs and professionals.The money raised…...


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Satsuki

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Don’t hide

The hollow trunk of a Satsuki is made to be a feature rather than hidden Takahiro Yamazaki (Yamazaki Satsuki-en, Nasushiobara City) works on a damaged, but characteristic azalea. The material, a Satsuki azalea that Takahiro Yamazaki will style, has a hollow section in the lower trunk and lots of damage…...


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A myriad of flowers

In May and June you can enjoy the fibrant colours of Satsuki azalea (Rhododendron indicum) blossoming. There is a massive amount of cultivars and therefore a big choice in various colors and pattern of flowers. When the flowers have faded, Satsuki can be enjoyed for its small leafs and attractively…...


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Kanuma crazy

Janine Droste revisits the Mecca of satsuki bonsai If you say Kanuma you at once think of satsuki. Satsuki, or Rhododendron indium, is one of the most popular bonsai varieties cultivated in Japan. Needless to say, it has become a specialty grown mainly in the area of Kanuma, a city…...


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Is this a satsuki?

Satsuki specialist Tadao Tabata saw bonsai potential in the many trunks In a field at the base of Mount Akagi more than a thousand satsuki were planted and then grown wild. Two years ago this tree was lifted from the field and now, in its third year, it is ready…...


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RAW…and too many branches

Solving the problems on a satsuki azalea Osamu Fukudate’s (Shunkaen Bonsai Museum) first entry into the Sakkafu-ten received the Satsuki award. He also won recognition from the judges at the 43rd Nippon Bonsai Sakkafu-ten. As a result, he now has the opportunity to show off his skills here. Osamu Fukudate…...


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Peter in Sweden

This year the Swedish Bonsai Society’s annual Bonsai Event took place in the Culture Centre in Västra Frölunda, between 27-28 of May. The society is not very big, comprising about 100 members, but we are dispersed widely around Sweden, which is a large country, so we are divided in four…...


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