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Tree guide

Juniperus chinensis

The juniper is one of the most popular choices for bonsai. Many species are available with various price tags. There are two types, scale and needle junipers, which have a different growth and cultivation needs…

Spring

Where are the flowers?

Janine Droste, many years fascinated by the beauty of Satsuki bonsai, shows how to style a Satsuki 'Nikko'.


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Masterclass

The ‘useless’ trunk

The work done here was carried out on a native juniper. What made me choose it was the volume and quality of its deadwood


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Spring

After the blossom

Once the flowering is over we must see it as a fresh start and begin preparations for the following year...


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Styling

New kid on the block

Possibly the youngest bonsai artist to study in Japan and who probably stayed for the longest time...


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Masterclass

3 pair of eyes

Master Takashi Iura, and student Yuuki Kobayashi share the same passion...


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Masterclass

Is this the same tree?

Masahiko Kimura completely re-invented it with a turn and by bending the top. Simple ingredients, but when utilised by Kimura they make masterly work...


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Workshop

Eleagnus

The dream of getting this eleagnus into Kokufu is not a million miles away...


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Autumn

After leaf drop

A beginners' guide to pruning deciduous trees after leaf drop.


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Masterclass

From Shikoku ?

Hidden by very overgrown and dense foliage, a Japanese Juniper is restyled by Bjorn Bjorholm who brings it to an even higher level.


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Step by Step

The most popular Juniper

It's almost needless to say that junipers are the most popular material for bonsai. They can withstand lots of work done in a short period of time....


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Masterclass

Achieve a natural flow

Master Kimura follows the character of the tree to convert a very raw piece of material into a splendid bonsai.


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Case History

Anticlimax

The development of an extraordinary elm.


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Technique

Informal approach with Ligustrum

How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species. This time we are working with privet, Ligustrum.


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Styling

Make a forest look natural

The late bonsai Master Takeo Katsumata left behind a great number of works that exhibit his trademark natural scenes. He had a unique obsession...


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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.

Autumn

How to improve euonymus

The winged spindle tree charms with its cork bark and deep crimson foliage There are a number of species in the Euonymus family that have…...


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Grafting

The last Giant

Taking a mega juniper from raw material to masterpiece bonsai
Mr Hirokatsu Iura and his son Takashi Iura took quite a risk in creating a marvellous juniper of amazing proportions.


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2024-1 #186 | #209- January /FebruaryJan. 1, 2024Jan. 15Jan. 22
2024-2 #187 | #210- March / AprilMar. 4Mar. 18Mar. 25
2024-3 #188 | #211- May / JuneMay 6May 20May 27
2024-4 #189 | #212 -July / AugustJuly 1July 15July 22
2024-5 #190 | #213- September / OctoberSep. 2Sep.16Sep. 23
2024-6 #191 | #214- November / DecemberNov. 4Nov. 18Nov. 25

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