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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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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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Styling

Puzzling it out

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


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It’s a blast!

Mauro Stemberger styles a sabina juniper using a sandblaster...


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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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Technique

Split in two

Yoshihiko Moriyama's transformation of a juniper by using an electric saw


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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, a transformation to celebrate his graduation


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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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Masterclass

The crazy rock

Something completely different: Mauro Stemberger creates the rock pine


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Styling

An offer one can’t refuse

'The tree featured here is an eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), which is native to Eastern Canada and much of the north-central and north-eastern United States'


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Masterclass

THE GIANT LOOP

Mauro Stemberger styles a massive Scots pine with a loop shaped trunk


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Styling

The Azuma pines

Daiki, the third generation Abe, works on seed-grown pines


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Technique

Split in three

Considering the front, planting angle and every different orientation of material is part of the deep fascination of transforming a bonsai.


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Technique

cut in two?

Chiharu Imai deals with a dull bonsai and creates something special


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Styling

How to ‘crack’ a white pine

Masayuki Fujikawa transforms a white pine by changing the angle and compacting an elongated trunk. One of the best characteristics of this tree is the…...


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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…...


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Styling

All-American pine

Bjorn Bjorholm works on a pine grown from seed Bjorn gives an initial styling to a more than 50-year-old pine, grown from seed. This classic…...


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Workshop

Just too long

Jan Culek copes with a tree that is almost impossible to style The pine Jan has chosen to work on (Pinus sylvestris) hasn’t the most…...


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Masterclass

No beating about the bush

A very bushy juniper for Mauro Stemberger to style It was January 2020 when I arrived at the small city of Marostica at the foot…...


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Post-apocalyptic

The fascinating bonsai world of Laurent Darrieux. Laurent Darrieux has practised bonsai for more than three decades. His work speaks of a unique approach, non-conformist…...


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Case History

I have no clue…

When he acquired a Buxus, David Quintana had not a clue where to start More than twenty years have passed since this tree and I…...


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Masterclass

Is it a gamble?

Masahiko Kimura is challenged by a huge yew. In a corner of Masahiko Kimura’s bonsai nursery is a yew planted in the ground. The trunk…...


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Masterclass

Sweat and tears

Ryan Neil vs huge garden tree This bulky juniper (Juniperus chinensis) was originally meant to end up in a Japanese garden. Could it be made…...


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Masterclass

Can it be opened ?

Untangling the dense foliage canopy of a sabina juniper Valentin Brose, former apprentice of Kunio Kobayashi, is a refined artist. The sabina juniper has such…...


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Masterclass

Did it snap?

Enrico Savini twists, bends and turns a sabina into a graceful cascade Enrico’s garden, close to Bologna, Italy, is where he meticulously works on all…...


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English language edition 2024Publication Dates
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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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