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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. ..

Fundamentals

The choice

How to choose a plant suitable for creating a Bonsai.

Design Sketch

Spokes of a Wheel

Jean-Philippe Hoareau sketches options for Marnix Bomon's pine.


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My victory

The bonsai passion of Alfredo Salaccione.


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Bonsai Biker

The bonsai passion of Stefan Gmur. What was your professional education? I was educated as a toolmaker in the watch industry and afterwards completed my studies at the Fachhochschule as a graduate engineer and business engineer. Today, I work as a divisional manager for one of the world’s largest manufacturers…...


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Trial and error

Self-taught, Pavel Slovák, started doing bonsai while still in military service. Through hard work and many misfortunes he managed to create his very own style.


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Masterclass

The ‘Mugo’ team

The mugo pine is an extraordinary example of a yamadori, an impressive trunk with some natural shari and lots of compacted branches on top. A real challenge for Matt and Tyler


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Wearing my signature

The bonsai passion of Jörg Derlien Styling and care for the tree should fit together like a hand in a glove, according to Jörg Derlien I bought a few seeds and pots, but this went horribly wrong What was your training? I am a Media Designer and Product Photographer in

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East meets west

A selection of the Bonsai from the WBC in Saitama, Japan. And a selection of Mauro Stemberger’s best bonsai.

Case History

Like a virgin…

François Jeker looks back on 19 years' evolution of his mugo pine.


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Made in Europe

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


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Best of show

The 6th European Bonsai-san Show. A selection of the best bonsai


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The showstopper

The bonsai passion of Nik Rozman Nik Rozman has won big prizes at shows with his bonsai, but one of his major achievements so far is winning Best of Show at the recent edition of the Saulieu show with his mugo pine. His aim is to create the ultimate showstopper…....


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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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Two Masters, one pine

Marco Invernizzi reworks a very old mugo pine, which has a story to tell. Marco Invernizzi fell in love with the remarkable shapes of this Italian mugo pine (Pinus mugo). Although already touched by another Italian Master, Sandro Segneri, he felt challenged to work on it. In Alexandre Escudero’s studio…...


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Why sharing?

Sharing was the theme at the 13th edition of the International Bonsai & Suiseki event or, in short, the Crespi Cup. The International bonsai & Suiseki meeting has become one of the most important and prestigious events in the world of bonsai, initiated by Crespi Bonsai. The development over the…...


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Positively viral

The spirit of ‘The Trophy’ was not infected by the coronavirus, it may even have made it stronger. An impression of The Trophy, the International Bonsai Show held over the weekend of 29 February/1st of March 2020 in Genk, Belgium. This year’s edition had special guests from all corners of

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Keep ideas flowing…

For Walter Venne every bonsai exhibition is like a gallery where an artist can exhibit their work. Through such exhibitions Walter’s pots have found their way into the hands of many bonsai enthusiasts and Masters. How did it all start? It began via my hobby of bonsai, more than 40

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A large Scots

One of the amazing bonsai from the collection of Mauro Stemberger, the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). A massive tree with such refined branch setting and small needles. Maybe soon on one of the Big Events on display, in the meantime you can have a close look in this video with

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Boring bonsai

BECAUSE BONSAI ARE RELATIVELY SMALL THEY GET VISUALLY BORING VERY QUICKLY Bjorn: ‘This means that you have to have an eye for detail to avoid this happening. A slight adjustment can make a huge difference in the overall appearance of the tree. Follow the dramatic change of this mugo pine which I…...


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