• A New Year with Shohin Bonsai

    Happy New Year from me, Daisy and my family. We start again after a few days of laziness and jumping into a new year. A New Year is often said to be a new beginning. Here it is a new year with the same beginning.…

  • Bonsai holidays

    Dear Bonsai friends. Thank you for sending messages and warm Christmas wishes. It warms my heart and I truly hope we will all have as peaceful as possible Christmas time. It is a special time of the season when many turn their focus on their…

  • Black Pine styling

    Now online and ready to stream. I am styling a Japanese black pine Shohin bonsai. Step by step each detail is shown and explained. Learn about the styling process and how to balance health between each branch. Japanese black pines are traditionally used for many…

  • Cold snap Q&A Thursday

    Temperatures are dropping these days. Not a lot but freezing it is and this demands some caretaking bringing shohin bonsai into the storage room. After a very wet period, cold can be very destructive. Soil filled with water freezing can both harm not-so-strong pots, and…

  • Double live next Thursday

    Due to an unexpected fallout of tonight’s livestream letting me teach for a full hour out in open space, without anybody watching, I will make a two-hour or more masterclass next Thursday. I am sorry to have wasted your time, and teaching for nobody because…

  • Carina Jern bonsai pots unboxed

    There are many talented bonsai ceramists in Europe, and one of them is doing her magic up north in Sweden. I received a box of new pots I carefully chose from the website this week. It is always exciting to see them in real life.…

  • Live bonsai Q&A Thursday

    Autumn colours are waiting for us. Due to the unusually warm autumnal conditions, only a few trees are expected to show colourful leaves this season. A topic up at the Live Q&A and winter storage tips. Be sure to add your questions to live or…

  • Have fun and create Mame bonsai from herbs.

    In future, all updates will be from the blog about live events and stories from Kisetsu-en. The price of sending newsletters with e-mails suddenly was pushed to insane amounts, so as a small business we have to find other ways. Hope for your understanding. Live…