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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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Autumn

Red alert

A twin trunk becomes an elegant moyogi style.


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Styling

Very delicate

Nik Rozman works for 12 years on a larch Larches are among Europe’s most delicate and feminine-looking conifers. Their fine foliage is nicely contrasted by the rugged bark of old specimens. Because of those features, as well as their low level of difficulty to maintain, they are widely used for…...


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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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Gallery

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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Travel

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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