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Queen of The Emperor

Marija Hajdic’s passion for bonsai Marija Hajdic impressed both audience and jury at the Trophy 2019 show in Belgium with her majestic hornbeam (Carpinus orientalis), which she calls The Emperor. She works only with trees found locally in the fields where she also finds inspiration. What was your professional education?…...


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Case History

Quite unlike a fairy tale

Hornbeam is an exciting tree for bonsai. Marija Hajdic: ‘About ten years ago, oriental hornbeam was an unknown species of bonsai. Here, I present the development of one of the best of its kind, a very imposing hornbeam called ‘The Emperor’. Quite unlike Andersen’s fairy tale, the Emperor here, has…...


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Propagating

Thuja

The challenge is to create a finished tree starting from scratch In this series we look at creating bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species. With the help of illustrations, we will see how to take a piece of material through to completion. Oriental Thuja…...


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