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Spring bonsai and Bonsai Namaste

There is so much to look forward to this spring. Not at least spring it self and bonsai starting to grow. Spring is my favourite time and repotting bonsai is part of that joy. Always exciting to see how roots have behaved under the soil the past seasons. I have just published the first of two video episodes concentration on …

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Bonsai demonstration photos China

Official bonsai demo photographs The official bonsai demonstration photos from China Jue 2017 are released. As followers of the blog knows I went to China in December to perform a demo on a larger tree than I usually work on 🙂 Though I have a variety of bonsai in my garden, the majority is small Shohin and medium-sized trees. A …

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Bonsai winter storage and styling a Yamadori pine

Winter storage This winter has been very unchallenging when thinking about bonsai survival. Little freezing and only in very short periods when it finally decided to drop by. So far so good. Despite that, trees are stored in a cold part of the house with good natural light. Why store them protected from almost nothing then, knowing that a little …

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Bonsai VLOG 2 with Kunio Kobayashi and China Jue 2017

A new bonsai year has started. 2018 looks promising and one of the first things done was publishing the recent Vlog 2 from the China Jue 2017 in December. View it here if you have a subscription. Sign up for subscriptions and get new videos every month teaching bonsai. Improve your skills – improve your bonsai. Starring Kunio Kobayashi as …

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China – The demo

At the penjing / bonsai event in China, arranged by the Black Scissors Community and China Penjing Artists Association, there was a four hours demo. The artists were Japan Kobayashi (Japan), Morten Albek (Denmark), Sean Smith (US), Samuel Thompson (Australia), Ryan Bebas (Indonesia), Rudy Marinello (Italy), Chen Jianliang (Taiwan), and Wayne Lee (Malaysia). Juniper procumbens was the subject to work …

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Black Scissors in China and grand opening

China A few days left before going to China with the Black Scissors community. Look very much forward meeting friends and making new ones. And not the least, to work on trees at the demo. Promising bonsai future I can’t remember the International bonsai scene being more alive than it is at the moment. Everywhere there seems to be organized …

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Shohin-bonsai VIDEO tutorials

New Shohin-bonsai VIDEO events and tutorials to be launched soon on YouTube. In June I will post the first in a series of shohin videos, where I explain case stories, pruning techniques, daily care and more with most focus on Shohin-bonsai. Most from my private garden, showing how I work with my private collection. Also the outdoor Tokonoma will be …

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Shimpaku upside down

For a number of years I have been growing a small Juniperus Shimpaku, and followed the original position until now. The tree was purchased as a semi-finished piece at the Mansei-en nursery in Omiya, Japan, of late Saburo Kato in 2005, and mainly bought as a memory of the time spent with this most respected bonsai artist. One of a …

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