Bonsai seasons 13. It is time to bring in trees for the winter, and to do some deciduous trimming. Deciduous trees are much easier to design when leafless. Branch structure can be viewed in detail when the naked truth is exposed. Therefore winter time is a great opportunity to work on these. In this episode an older Shohin Chinese Cork Bark Elm is corrected, and weak spots are pointed out for future development.
Theme. Displaying shohin bonsai. Going through the basics of making a harmonious display. Understanding the seasonal landscape approach. Using racks and tables, levelling trees, achieving balance and connection between main and secondary tree. This and much more is the content of this tutorial to understand the basics of the Shohin display. (Coming up: The advanced Shohin display tutorial).
Bonsai seasons 12. Autumn sets through with bright yellow and red coloured maple leaves. Morten Albek looks in to the caretaking of Shohin and preparing them for the dormant season. A Shohin Yew is pinched to develop new growth, and detailed explanations of controlling growth and energy is part of this November edition of the seasonal report from the bonsai garden.
Theme. First of two in depth lectures about bonsai displaying. In this first episode it is about arranging a traditional bonsai display. Learn how to balance the display, and why there are different tables for different purposes. How scrolls are used, and the history behind the bonsai display.
Part two, will bring you insight in the advanced set up of shohin display.
Theme. Dig deeper in to repotting shohin bonsai – Repotting guide part two. Repotting a Mame Juniper, adjusting roots on a old Hawthorn, root pruning and structure details at Crab Apple and advanced reducing of the roots on a raw stock Juniper adjusting these to the size of a small shohin bonsai pot.