• 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…

  • Leaves changes within the minute

    The tender new spring growth is to be enjoyed instantly. because especially Japanese maple leaves change rapidly. Almost within the minute. Or at least from one day to the next. One of the things I enjoy about bonsai is the timeless feeling they express when…

  • The Shohin Bonsai Roadshow

    Nothing better than a 2 X 9-hour drive in two days. The “Shohin Bonsai Roadshow” just have to go on. 😅 Luc kindly translated during the evening. Invited by the Belgium Bonsai Association and more than 30 people took part in a fun and educational…

  • Bonsai air layering part 3

    Episode 3 shows the final transformation from the air layering process of a Cork Bark Elm. Managing the delicate operation of removing the air layer moss and arranging the roots when making the final step, repotting and distributing roots. Watch all 3 episodes here to…

  • Get connected with bonsai friends

    GET CONNECTED. That’s probably the most important part of bonsai. Meeting people. Talking bonsai. Sharing experiences. Being together. The LIVE Q&A at Kisetsu-en BONSAI ON is such an opportunity. With that brilliant side effect, you will also learn something. The LIVE Q&A is a perfect…

  • Spring bonsai actions

    Spring has sprung and here are some ideas for your weekend. Repotting season and Almost Friday episode 25 moss special fills the BONSAI ON content released today. 2 videos were released to warm you up before the weekend. Marvellous spring weather makes it a joy…

  • DIY slab + egg-shell pot

    The repotting season is started and we need pots. Or slabs and egg-shell pots. That’s what we do in BONSAI ON this week.     Because we find it cool to DIY. Making your own pots or slabs from concrete and a metal net (and…

  • Almost Friday at Kisetsu-en and Live Q&A

    It´s almost Friday at Kisetsu-en. Today we start the repotting season by introducing a small Mame bonsai Trident maple. Watch at the end of the post.   There are so many questions when we work with bonsai. About styling, growing techniques and aesthetics.  That’s why…