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Shohin

Moss is a must

It plays a major part in creating a rock planting with a pine...


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Styling

Puzzling it out

Dennis Fuchs works on a scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) from Spain...


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Travel

Bonsai Mirai

Hidden away on a wooded hillside just outside Portland, Oregon, the bonsai garden Mirai invites you to step out of your busy, day-to-day hustle and bustle…

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Here and now

The bonsai passion of Caroline Scott…

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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. ..

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A life saver

The bonsai passion of Dennis Fuchs

Shohin

Strapped tight

How to fix a black pine that is rather too dull…

Case History

Revisiting famous bonsai creations

Articles have long been a way of recording the dramatic transformation of trees, showcasing the skills of professionals and giving an insight into the process of bonsai creation ...


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Fundamentals

The choice

How to choose a plant suitable for creating a Bonsai.

Shohin

Are they twins?

Miura Hiroki (from Miura Baijyu-En nursery) is a specialist in shohin bonsai. Here he improves a double trunk pine that has a hidden quality.


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Step by Step

Options for a Pinus sylvestris

The Scots pine is a very popular pine variety to work with. It's a vigorous grower and is tolerant to bending and wiring...


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Tree guide

Pinus sylvestris

In the wild, a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) matures naturally into the same style as a bonsai literati with branches spreading horizontally below its flattened apex.

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Don’t follow the others

François Gau is the winner of our 'New Innovative' prize (awarded at the European Bonsai San show, Saulieu, France). He is very creative and has an amazing collection of native bonsai.


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Masterclass

At your own risk

Italian, Alessandro Bonardo, now 24, has been an apprentice under Mr Kimura for 6 years and in May 2022, it was formally announced that he had graduated. Within the garden he is affectionately known as Aless. Mr Kimura prepared a tree, an unusually shaped Miyajima white pine for this demo,

Styling

Taming the wild

It is really easy to create a magnificent bonsai if you start from raw material with great potential. There are those trees that at first glance already have the right look. You only have to use the appropriate techniques to make that tree into a high-level bonsai.


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