• Spring rain

    It has been pouring cats and dogs all Easter, so it is surprising that the trees are still going on with their spring thing despite cold and wet weather. It has been a very mild winter, so everything seems to be pushed forward by this,…

  • 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…

  • Shohin displays at Noelanders Trophy and EBA 2017

    Juniperus chinensis `Otoigawa´ , Acer buergerianum – Alexandre Escudero With special permission from The Noelanders Trophy organisation are here most of the Shohin-bonsai displays from this years exhibition in Genk, Belgium.  The displays were part of the Noelanders Trophy and the EBA 2017 meeting.

  • Shohin-bonsai India

    Do they grow Shohin-bonsai in India? Oh, yes they do. I didn’t really knew what to expect as I travelled to India in November. I was there to teach bonsai but had no idea if Shohin-bonsai was part of the bonsai world in the warm…

  • The leaves leave

      Frosts are hurrying up the leaves to fall. The beauty of late autumn shows, and with some early freezing nights also the leaf drop is forced to speed up. It is not necessary to pull the trees of their place on the outdoor garden…

  • 4 of top 5 bonsai

    May I present: The Juniper. Which is the fourth bonsai I have added to this fun personal top 5 list of favourite bonsai. I could easily have made a top ten list, but we keep it at five. Junipers are without doubt one of the…

  • Top 5 bonsai – Japanese maple

    In this small series about my favourite bonsai specimens, it is about the classic Japanese maple. It is so obvious a tree for Shohin bonsai that I can’t neglect it at the list. The shifting kind of leaves, is the Acer palmatum and A. buergerianum have…

  • Top 5 bonsai – Cotoneaster

    In some of the next posts i will show my personal top 5 hit list of bonsai subjects. It will be in random order, because I can’t choose one for another. The first choice is the Cotoneaster. Among its many advantages is the small leaves, flowers…

  • Autumn arrives a little late

    It has been an unusual hot start on this years autumn season. Finally the colder weather has found its way and nature do as nature must do. Leaves slowly changes their colours, and begins preparation for winter.