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Larch

Garden visit

Holland-En

A small Japanese garden all self-made by Ramon Smit.

Workshop

The big picture

Follow Martin Nielsen as he takes a simple tree to a bonsai with character It’s a quite an ordinary tree, a locally collected larch of around 70 cm in height, with a trunk thickness of about 5 cm. It is a tree with many possibilities, but with, perhaps, even bigger…...


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Styling

This one?

Jörg Derlien’s all too familiar struggle to find the right pot fit for his larch The larch depicted here, a Larix decidua, was acquired in 2009 and obtained from the Alpine region of Wallis in Switzerland. From the very beginning, I was enamoured with its winding, twisting trunk and from…...


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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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Workshop

Never ending story

Bartosz Warwas knows that a good plan is the key to bonsai success In my previous article, I wrote of the cultivation of hornbeam (Carpinus betulus). I demonstrated how properly planned and implemented work goes into faster development of the tree’s form. I also wrote about the mistakes I made…...


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Garden visit

Keep it natural

The bonsai passion of Valter Giuliano Hidden in the Piëdmont mountains of Italy, you can find a small bonsai paradise. It’s the work of Valter Giuliano, who likes to keep things natural What is your professional education? I’m from the 3rd generation of a bakery family. I retired 4 years…...


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Case History

Tale of the stump

How a stump became an elegant chokkan-style bonsai Martin Nielsen tells the story of how he managed to convert the stump he dug from the forest into one of most appreciated native trees exhibited at shows across Europe. It has been an amazing process with great experiences along the way…...


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Technique

Is it natural? (2)

Harry Harrington’s helps you to create and use deadwood features on deciduous and broadleaf bonsai As discussed in part one my favoured approach to creating deciduous and broadleaf deadwood is one originally pioneered by UK bonsai artist, Kevin Willson. The deadwood is given a blackened hollow core surrounded by a…...


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Tree guide

Larix

This is a tree whose beauty is legendary, yet it suffers from some neglect as bonsai. There are many species of larch to choose from and available in Europe are Larix decidua, the European larch; L. kaempferi, syn. L. leptolepis, the Japanese larch and L. Eurolepis, the Dunkeld larch: a

Spring

A date with spring

Spring tasks for native deciduous bonsai Repotting is the primary focus for bonsai enthusiasts during spring. However, there are a number of other tasks, often forgotten, that are worth carrying out at this time of year. The beginning of spring and start of the growing season when deciduous trees come…...


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Propagating

The many virtues of larch bonsai

Larix is a genus of around 10 species of deciduous coniferous trees from forested areas of the Northern hemisphere. They have attractive young foliage and normally display brilliant autumnal colour. The needle-shaped foliage is borne in loose spirals on long shoots and in whorls on short shoots. Larch is a…...


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Step by Step

Larch, best of both worlds

Larch is actually a mix of conifer and deciduous trees, it has best of both worlds….