• A life with trees. The essence of bonsai.

    Living a life with trees. As far back as my childhood, I was fascinated by trees. One of the clearest memories of that time is playing with the other kids in the local forest just five minutes away at short skinny legs. The inspiration from…

  • Bonsai Live Q&A worldwide

    If you ever doubted how passionate members we have at Kisetsu-en, it’s over. At this meeting, one of our dedicated members from Australia was on a 4 AM Canberra time, and another was on the cell phone directly from the lake on a fishing trip.…

  • Live bonsai Q&A Thursday at 20:00 (UTC +2)

    Questions are already coming in upfront, and you can submit yours too ahead, so we can prepare for a good session. Send in your members question following the link here: https://shohin-europe.com/qa-submit/ 20:00 (UTC +2) Thursday 12 we are back Live with Q&A. Tune in and…

  • Creating the apex on your bonsai

    Bonsai is time-consuming, and some things come easier than others. Building up the apex and canopy is not done overnight. It takes years to patiently clip and grow a fine branch structure. Filling out empty spaces, strengthen up areas, and adjust space to achieve a…

  • Mame bonsai experience

    The smallest bonsai are often the easiest to handle when it comes to cutting and pinching. A bit more demanding when we talk caretaking. In a few minutes, you can prune such a small tree. You can hold it in your hand and turn it…

  • Black pines back budding tutorial

    Part of the monthly bonsai video magazine online Sunday August 1st at 7 AM (UTC +2) Black pines back budding In yesterdays newsletter we somehow managed to leave out the info about the Japanese black pine video coming up. So here it goes. Pines in…

  • Quiz time: Mame or Shohin bonsai?

    Let´s have some fun and play a little quiz game. Because bonsai should be fun. The question is: How big is this small bonsai. Is it Shohin size (maximum 20 cm / 8 inches) or is it a Mame bonsai (maximum 10 cm / 4…

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