• December in the bonsai garden

    December is the time to prepare for winter situations with freezing and dormancy. In this episode, we look into what can be done in the bonsai garden at this time, how to prepare for winter and a funny detail with branches changing colors. Simple Viburnum…

  • The Bonsai Live Show in Telford

    2022 is the year when the big shows returned in the UK. Organised by Mark Akins and Andrew Avraam. A huge job to do. My part of the game was to do Q&A on stage with Rafael Torres (Spain) and Tony Tickle (UK) Judging trees…

  • Summer Tokonoma display

    After a good rain all night and morning the sky cleared and the sun is back. Time well spent setting up a summer display at the Tokonoma. A summer display presenting a European Birch, Betula pendulla. Although still needing a bit of development a display…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Nurse your bonsai creativity as an artist

    One of the most important lessons I have learned throughout the years of practising bonsai, is to overcome the obstacles and release creativity. Obstacles can be learning all the styling techniques and necessary gardening skills. Most of that you can learn through practising bonsai and…

  • Bonsai fun and +2300 bonsai pictures

    Refreshed and reorganized the full picture gallery over the last few days. Uploaded and reorganized more than 2300 photos adding a lot of inspiration from travels around the world. Photo travelogue Pictures from China, Japan, Brazil, Germany, India, Belgium, UK, Poland and Denmark so far.…

  • A life with trees. The essence of bonsai.

    Living a life with trees. As far back as my childhood, I was fascinated by trees. One of the clearest memories of that time is playing with the other kids in the local forest just five minutes away at short skinny legs. The inspiration from…