There is so much to look forward to this spring. Not at least spring it self and bonsai starting to grow. Spring is my favourite time and repotting bonsai is part of that joy. Always exciting to see how roots have behaved under the soil the past seasons. I have just published the first of two video episodes concentration on Shohin bonsai repotting. Going in-depth with soil structure and its influence on the branch development, root pruning and much more important knowledge to be shared.
It is great to see that what was planned earlier seems to work. Hidden in the soil behind potted walls. No doubt that weather conditions have been tricky the past year, with an overwhelming amount of water from above. Challenging the soil and making me adjust this for the season to come. Watch the first episode here. (Remember you get a free month trial period when you sign up for a new subscription). Hope you will join.
In the Q&A section (for members) I have recently video-answered a question about Pear rust on Junipers. Maybe worth a watch too if you have missed it. Pear rust is a problem with Junipers, and there are very few ways to deal with it.
I will skip some of the late February chilliness leaving on a jet plane to India and Bonsai Namaste early next week. Just updated the photo archive from the last trip, to warm up for a great event. Did you know that bonsai started in India – before China and Japan?