• Azalea flower power

    When we reach the peak of the flowering at our Azalea it’s time to say goodbye. Leaving flowers on for longer will weaken the growth of new branches and buds for the next season. Rejuvenating branches and roots is a very important part of keeping…

  • Juniper Shohin mini demo

    The past weekend Kisetsu-en had a stand at the Danish Bonsai Association yearly event. We had a lot of talks with people and not enough time to make the usual load of pictures. So here we go with a few snapshots (image gallery at the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Online bonsai beginner experiences

    The other day at an exhibition I heard one of my local students talk about the online learning experience. Not a young man as you might expect, but a retired man now putting all his energy and love into bonsai. What he told another guest…

  • 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…

  • Bonsai dreams versus reality

    Learning from books is fine. Learning from magazines is fine. Learning from online tutorials is fine. But when it all comes to an end, the importance of practice and learning through your own experience is maybe the most important and valuable part of your bonsai…

  • Watering bonsai in the morning or in the evening?

    Singing birds and bees in the bonsai garden witness summertime in the bonsai garden have started nicely. Temperatures rising and intense light from above add more growth to our trees. Also demanding more control and daily care. One of my daily routines is starting the…

  • Hawthorn Shohin bonsai

    Shohin bonsai can be created from a broad spectre of trees and shrubs. One of the main themes in the Shohin world is the seasonal changes. To display this we need different species. From coniferous to flowering bonsai. The red flowering Hawthorn Every month I…