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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…

Technique

Trachelospermum asiaticum

How to create bonsai from cuttings, grafting and other methods using interesting and unusual species…

Technique

All about the leaves

Harry Harrington shows how to improve ramification in deciduous trees by partial defoliation...


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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.

Gallery

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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Made in Europe

A Gallery of the best bonsai shown during the Italian UBI convention


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Interview

Something in between

Kifu is a less known category in bonsai, it's not a shohin and not a chuhin, but something in between. Germán Goméz talks of his passion for kifu and olives.


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Floating rocks

Floating rocks and more, a Gallery of the BCI convention held in France


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The showstopper

The bonsai passion of Nik Rozman Nik Rozman has won big prizes at shows with his bonsai, but one of his major achievements so far is winning Best of Show at the recent edition of the Saulieu show with his mugo pine. His aim is to create the ultimate showstopper…....


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Technique

Is it natural? (2)

Harry Harrington’s helps you to create and use deadwood features on deciduous and broadleaf bonsai As discussed in part one my favoured approach to creating deciduous and broadleaf deadwood is one originally pioneered by UK bonsai artist, Kevin Willson. The deadwood is given a blackened hollow core surrounded by a…...


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Charity bonsai

On the 22, 23 and 24 November 2019, the 3rd Bonsai Charity Exhibition, organized by the Club Amigos del Bonsai de Parla, was held in Parla, Madrid. As you see in the photographs, we exhibited trees of the highest quality from members of the club, amateurs and professionals.The money raised…...


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Winter

Cold weather care

Needless to say, the weather is not always ideal for bonsai during the cold months. The winter period is very active; however, good protection and aftercare are essential. Eventually, as winter arrives, trees have completed their natural defensive system against the cold of winter – dormancy. Most species of bonsai…...


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Styling

The wild one

Wild olive trees provides one of most ideal materials for bonsai Marcial Yuste Blasco, who runs a bonsai school in Spain, prefers to work on material from the wild. For Marcial, it possesses the characteristics needed to create fine bonsai and the olive has all the qualities that he favours…....


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