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Puzzling it out

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


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Here and now

The bonsai passion of Caroline Scott…

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A life saver

The bonsai passion of Dennis Fuchs

Fundamentals

The choice

How to choose a plant suitable for creating a Bonsai.

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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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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The crazy rock

Something completely different: Mauro Stemberger creates the rock pine


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A Bonsai paradise

A selection of the amazing bonsai from the Bonsai San show in France

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A Pine Puzzle

Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, is one of the most popular pine varieties and one of the most commonly styled tree.


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My victory

The bonsai passion of Alfredo Salaccione.


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Masterclass

THE GIANT LOOP

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


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Case History

No turning back

David Quintana works on a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)


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Dutch design

Picea, Forsythia, carpinus….

Design Sketch

Greek Olives

Jan Culek sketches options for Reginald Jooren's olive.


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Technique

Pruned by bacteria?

Using beneficial bacteria for stronger, better ramified and disease-free bonsai.


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The wild side

The bonsai passion of Marcial Yuste Blasco.

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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.

Styling

Why does he want to break free

Massimo Bandera wants to work unhindered by convention For Massimo Bandera bonsai is very much an art form. The bonsai artist should be free from conventions and rules. In the process of creating an extraordinary olive (Olea europaea sylvestris), Massimo found much inspiration in the Japanese aesthetics and Zen philosophy,…...


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