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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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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…

Masterclass

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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Step by Step

Just Clip and grow?

Hawthorn, or Crataegus, is a great subject for bonsai. Easy growing and very forgiving when mistakes are made. It will send out multiple new shoots, giving you plenty of opportunity to grow new branches.


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Masterclass

The crazy rock

Something completely different: Mauro Stemberger creates the rock pine


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Masterclass

THE GIANT LOOP

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


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Tree guide

Pinus Nigra

Austrian pines make great bonsai; their rugged bark and dark green needles give them a special character.

Masterclass

The ‘Mugo’ team

The mugo pine is an extraordinary example of a yamadori, an impressive trunk with some natural shari and lots of compacted branches on top. A real challenge for Matt and Tyler


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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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Step by Step

Douglas fir

Douglas fir is flexible and has amazing small needles Seen less often, the Douglas fir has real potential for bonsai. Dominique Bosch discovers the virtues…...


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Masterclass

Two Masters, one pine

Marco Invernizzi reworks a very old mugo pine, which has a story to tell. Marco Invernizzi fell in love with the remarkable shapes of this…...


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Garden visit

True to your Style

A garden filled with forests inspired by Saburo Kato Julio Carretero Álvarez and his wife, Yolanda Peña, fell in love with bonsai in an instant,…...


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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

French curves

With almost two branches only, Mauro Stembergercreates one of his best pines Mauro Stemberger’s very full agenda allowed just a tiny opening to work on…...


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Gallery

Positively viral

The spirit of ‘The Trophy’ was not infected by the coronavirus, it may even have made it stronger. An impression of The Trophy, the International

Workshop

Wild from the garden

Garden material can be an interesting source for bonsai. It can also be very challenging because it was not really grown for the purpose. Bruno…...


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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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Report

A shari never shown

European Bonsai-san Show Saulieu (FR) At the 7th edition of the European Bonsai-san Show in Saulieu, Bonsai Focus magazine aimed to look for a bonsai

Masterclass

Puzzling it out

Manuel Germade shows us how he solves the puzzle of this juniper. You can read and watch him working on the tree. This is all…...


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Bonsai on the red carpet

An impression of the Bonsai-san Show which was held in the weekend of 12 – 13 October 2019, Saulieu, France. Guest of Honour Mauro Stemberger.

Styling

Can this become a bonsai?

Garden material can be most interesting for bonsai. It can also be very challenging because it was not really grown for bonsai purposes. Bruno checks…...


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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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