• Pines and candle pinching

    BONSAI ON WEEKLY EPISODE NOW ONLINE Candle pinching and controlling the growth for one-flush pines is made simple (I hope) but explained thoroughly in this episode. There are so many misdirections and/or misunderstandings when it comes to candle pinching and its effects of this. Therefore…

  • Bonsai garden expansion and then some…

    The bonsai garden upgraded to version 2.0. 6 years ago we moved to this plot. With an uncontrolled wild garden neglected for some years. A lot of work has been put into changing it to what now is a calm and peaceful bonsai garden. Everything…

  • Spring growth

    With a much warmer and very dry spring, it seems like the bonsai are growing stronger this season. Soon it will be time to cut back that overgrown Beatles hair. It’s important though to let the growth extend freely at the deciduous bonsai to strengthen…

  • Bonsai air layering part 3

    Episode 3 shows the final transformation from the air layering process of a Cork Bark Elm. Managing the delicate operation of removing the air layer moss and arranging the roots when making the final step, repotting and distributing roots. Watch all 3 episodes here to…

  • DIY slab + egg-shell pot

    The repotting season is started and we need pots. Or slabs and egg-shell pots. That’s what we do in BONSAI ON this week.     Because we find it cool to DIY. Making your own pots or slabs from concrete and a metal net (and…

  • Hoar frost in the bonsai garden

    Hoar frost visiting the Kisetsu-en bonsai garden this morning. Kisetsu-en means “The Garden of the changing seasons” and it certainly proves the name is right. Beautiful patterns are drawn and reveal the tracks of spiders from one branch to another. In a few hours, it…

  • Firethorn styling

    An old homegrown Pyracantha, Firethorn, pregrown by my friend Johnny Eslykke. Developed up to this stage from a simple cutting, and now I will bring it the next steps towards a magnificent flowering bonsai.   It has been grown in a simple plastic container until…

  • Bonsai contest Latin America

    The FELAB bonsai association of Latin America (La Federación de Bonsai de todos los latinos) held an online photo contest with different categories of bonsai. Some selected bonsai from the 2021 contest are shown in the gallery below. From the two categories where I was appointed…

  • Almost Friday 23 unboxing bonsai pots

    Unboxing beautiful pots from Vargas Ceramics. In this episode from Kisetsu-en we open a box of candy. Special artwork from Kerámia Varga exploring new modern expressions. https://vargasceramics.com/ Watch Almost Friday video placed at the end of the post. Unique modern bonsai pots add more to…

  • Free bonsai video to start the new year

    To start up the new year we release a free video for you from our growing library of tutorials. Showing the restyling of a Shimpaku Juniper originally from Mansei-en in Japan. Subtitles in 8 languages. English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. Sign…