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Bonsai No 9

We are doing it again. For the 9`th time in a row, the Fuchi Bonsai group (three people), are making our small show at the Japanese Gardens in Broby, Denmark. Right know I am going through the bonsai collection. Selecting what to bring, and make a final trimming. We always manage to attract a good …

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Pruning a tiny mame bonsai Juniper

The tiniest of bonsai, the mame-bonsai, needs extra caution when pruning. Do not trim them regularly, because it will weaken the growth and health. Letting especially evergreens grow a little out of shape before trimming, making the new growth produce energy is essential. Trimming right Trimming is done by pruning and pinching. Pinch out the …

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Bonsai hedge pruning

Having a little fun yesterday, showing how NOT to prune your bonsai. Could be tempting to use an electric trimmer to shape the foliage pads. But it is not how bonsai is done. No shortcuts. Johnny Eslykke shows the delicate trimming of a 30 year old boxwood and each small twig is trimmed by cutting …

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Deadwood carving

Deadwood at bonsai always have a fascinating effect. The blend between the living and the dead reminds us about life and death as it is. The aesthetics of deadwood can be both very pleasing and sometimes overwhelming. Almost unnatural in its design with huge curled branches and trunks at Junipers. Like if it is from …

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New year – new visions – new name

(Edited January 14). A new year is often followed by new visions. This will be true this year, although we do not make big changes just because of the New Year. We do it when it feels right. That is now. 🙂 Bonsai collection Changing the expression of the bonsai activities. Most know only about …

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Merry Bonsai Christmas

Dear readers and viewers. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I thank you for your great support. It was with no idea of what to expect, that I started the Bonsai Video Studio exactly one year ago. I am overwhelmed by the positive responses and support. Going into the …

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Bonsai next season

One year ago the first video at the new Bonsai Video Studio was published. Before I look back on that in a future New Year’s annual post, I want to step into the next bonsai season. Larger bonsai Most content has had it is focus on Shohin-bonsai the previous years. It still will be a …

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Private Japanese bonsai collections

Private Japanese bonsai collections may not look like how you expect them to look like. Always we watch photos showing great bonsai at Japanese exhibitions, and from professional nurseries. I think many enthusiasts have a belief that all bonsai in Japan are that great. They are not. The level of bonsai Walking the streets of …

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The small wonders of Japanese maples

Maybe it is because of the size of the tree. Maybe the size of the leaves. The wonders of the Japanese maples in Shohin bonsai always amaze me more than bigger amount of colored leafs. The same with the tiny leafs of the Cotoneaster microphylla. I have always admired the simplicity in bonsai. Especially in …

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VLOG 11 and the making of a Kusamono

Vlog 11. October shows the beginning signs of autumn where deciduous shifts from green to yellow, brown or red leaves. Removing the wire from a bonsai in training, should not be made in one go, but in steps. Finally I arrange a Kusamono planting with dry tolerant grasses and plants. All included in the October …

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