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The Shohin Bonsai Course at Bonsai Empire is available at a discount for a limited time. We offer 30% discount on all courses from Dec 9, until Dec 12. The discount code is studybonsai (to be applied in checkout for 30% off). Go to Bonsai Empire to get your course and save.

Shohin bonsai preparations and Vlog 17

Slowly the autumn moves forward. Temperatures drops and it is time to stop feeding the trees. I remove all used organic fertilizers at this time to let the trees slowly slow down and get ready for dormancy. Deciduous trees will slowly turn their leaves into brilliant autumn colors when it gets colder. Autumn is  great …

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Shohin Bonsai talk at the Trophy

At the Trophy in Genk, Belgium, I made a talk about Shohin Bonsai. Invited by Bonsai Empire who set up a fine event with several bonsai artists. Please enjoy. If you want to sign up for the Shohin course at Bonsai Empire you can do it here: Bonsai Empire Shohin lectures.

Bonsai garden tour with Larry on camera

Larry Benjamin and his wife Rose, paid us a visit this summer. And Larry brought his video camera to make a record of the Kisetsu-en bonsai garden. It was a pleasure having you here Rose and Larry. Video Larry has been so kind to let me share his video. Here is a small tour and …

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Shohin Juniper article

Recently the Bonsai Focus magazine published the article of the Juniper chinensis styled for Bonsai Empire online Shohin course. I am really looking forward to develop this tree for the future. Normally I have a little resistance against these very uniform on a row developed bonsai imported in stacks. This one found it owns spirit …

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Redesigning an older Crabapple

Video No 3 in the series concentrating on deadwood. An old Crabapple need redesign, after the center roots have died and killed important branches. Deciduous trees need another approach to deadwood design, and the first steps are taken towards a new future of an old bonsai. View the story at the Bonsai Video Studio.   …

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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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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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Shohin course early bird

Pre-enroll the Shohin bonsai course, and get an early bird discount at 30% off the regular price. Discount ends November 7th. Please pre-enroll now at Bonsai Empire to get your discount. The Shohin bonsai course is  launched November 10th If you are already a paying member of the Shohin Bonsai Europe Studio, you have the …

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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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