• Summer repotting Scots pine

    On a cloudy or chilly day, a cool workshop, pick your choice, it’s a perfect time to repot your Scots pines. This is the gap between spring growth building up energy and root growth and expansion. This week at BONSAI ON a Yamadori Scots pine…

  • Kisetsu-en Kusamono summer Holidays

    With a tutorial published about creating a large Kusamono summer display, we are now looking forward to two weeks’ holiday. Returníng with new ideas and creative bonsai content. Here you can see the result of the creation and display in the Tokonoma. The video you…

  • Azalea flower power

    When we reach the peak of the flowering at our Azalea it’s time to say goodbye. Leaving flowers on for longer will weaken the growth of new branches and buds for the next season. Rejuvenating branches and roots is a very important part of keeping…

  • Summer Tokonoma display

    After a good rain all night and morning the sky cleared and the sun is back. Time well spent setting up a summer display at the Tokonoma. A summer display presenting a European Birch, Betula pendulla. Although still needing a bit of development a display…

  • I only say this once

    Some of my generation will know the sentence “Listen very carefully. I only say this once!”. This comes from a hilarious episode of the comedy series Allo Allo. Without further due let’s talk about bonsai. Because this week we publish three variations of content. So…

  • Juniper Shohin mini demo

    The past weekend Kisetsu-en had a stand at the Danish Bonsai Association yearly event. We had a lot of talks with people and not enough time to make the usual load of pictures. So here we go with a few snapshots (image gallery at the…

  • The bonsai Bowler Hat syndrome

    The last week of spring comes closer. The Azaleas show all their beauty from now on. Both in the Kisetsu-en garden and as bonsai. After that comes summer and the green season. Repotting is over and the focus is on the scissors. Trimming foliage and…

  • Pines and candle pinching

    BONSAI ON WEEKLY EPISODE NOW ONLINE Candle pinching and controlling the growth for one-flush pines is made simple (I hope) but explained thoroughly in this episode. There are so many misdirections and/or misunderstandings when it comes to candle pinching and its effects of this. Therefore…

  • Bonsai garden expansion and then some…

    The bonsai garden upgraded to version 2.0. 6 years ago we moved to this plot. With an uncontrolled wild garden neglected for some years. A lot of work has been put into changing it to what now is a calm and peaceful bonsai garden. Everything…

  • Spring growth

    With a much warmer and very dry spring, it seems like the bonsai are growing stronger this season. Soon it will be time to cut back that overgrown Beatles hair. It’s important though to let the growth extend freely at the deciduous bonsai to strengthen…