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Bonsai&Stone Appreciation 2012 Q1


Inside 2012 Q1

Volume 51 number 1



30   40 Years in bonsai by Jack Douthitt

58   In Memory of Willi Benz by Paul Gilbert

54   BCI Awards of Excellence in Viet Nam, Indonesia, Italy, USA, Australia and Germany

Tours, Exhibits and Conventions

4     Bonsai in Viet Nam and Indonesia by Budi Sulistyo

21   Visions of the American West, 2012 ABS/BCI Symposium in Denver, Colorado, USA

36   European Bonsai Association goes to Germany by Kath Hughes

Feature Articles

13   Basque Country: A mine of beautiful stones, by Chiara Padrini

16   Colorado blue spruce as bonsai by Paul Gilbert

21   Tree collecting in the Rocky Mountains by Steve Goodwin and Paul Gilbert

24   Hon non bo; Miniature Vietnamese landscapes by Lew Buller

44   Shitakusa & Kusamono, Companion plants in bonsai & in the garden by Danilo Scursatone


33   Rebirth of the Eagle by Miguel Ros

50   Update; A Fig in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens by Jerry Meislik, Bill Heston, and Connie Crancer


59   BCI Bonsai & Stone News and Book Reviews


63   Calendar of Events; compiled by Alan Walker