• New Tokonoma in the studio

    For a few years now a garden Tokonoma has been established in the Kisetsu-en bonsai garden. I always dreamed about having an indoor Tokonoma as well to display bonsai all year around. Our house isn’t that big though so it was first when my wife…

  • Dragon Bonsai shohin workshop

    Photos: Ming Moreland Thanks to everybody who attended the sold-out shohin workshop at Dragon Bonsai this weekend. Already rescheduled for next year and sold out within minutes plus reservations. Started with a talk about seasonal growth and how to get the best growth on shohin…

  • Bonsai mornings at Kisetsu-en

    Although spring is busy for all bonsai pros and enthusiasts, repotting, starting up watering for real and controlling spring growth, there are still no excuses for not enjoying new growth and the shift from dormancy to life. Spring is here to be enjoyed. The regular routine here…

  • Repotting season at Kisetsu-en

    Soils are floating. Chopsticks are dancing. Roots are moved. It´s the last week doing repotting at Kisetsu-en. Then all trees in need are repotted with fresh soil. Further down the road, a few more tiny spring projects will be executed before the growing seasons leave…

  • Spring shohin bonsai and wiring

    Spring is sneaking in upon us here. There have been some frosty nights but it will soon loosen up and higher temperatures will push new growth. Just before that, it is timely to wire any leftover wiring jobs we didn’t manage in autumn. When the…

  • Shohin bonsai twins testimonial

    In the row of testimonials, some stories stand out. The testimonials are published because Kisetsu-en / Shohin Bonsai Europe celebrate its 20-year anniversary in 2023. Roland Schatzer, who I just had a nice talk with at the Trophy the past weekend, send this nice and…