• DIY slab + egg-shell pot

    The repotting season is started and we need pots. Or slabs and egg-shell pots. That’s what we do in BONSAI ON this week.     Because we find it cool to DIY. Making your own pots or slabs from concrete and a metal net (and…

  • Almost Friday 23 unboxing bonsai pots

    Unboxing beautiful pots from Vargas Ceramics. In this episode from Kisetsu-en we open a box of candy. Special artwork from Kerámia Varga exploring new modern expressions. https://vargasceramics.com/ Watch Almost Friday video placed at the end of the post. Unique modern bonsai pots add more to…

  • Repotting a Trident maple

    Repotting bonsai is sometimes a bit of a running experience. Try to keep up the speed and manage everything. Besides repotting deciduous trees at the moment, I also am producing new episodes for the online subscribers, trying to keep up the garden, repairing the Tsukubai,…

  • Unboxing Thor Holvila bonsai pots

    In cooperation with Thor Holvilla bonsai pots. Video with Thor Holvila bonsai pots I received a box of bonsai pots. Quality bonsai pots are what we need to enhance the beauty of bonsai. Thor Holvila has his pottery in Sweden and has built up a…

  • Trophy and book release

    What a smashing good weekend it was at the Trophy this past weekend. The new book Shohin – through the Seasons released and very well received. Thanks for all your positive comments. Online and in real life 🙂 Grateful to receive all your friendly words…

  • Repotting season has started

    The repotting season has started. Deciduous Shohin bonsai are lined up. Where repotting is needed it is executed now.  It is time just before the leafs opens, showing full activity in the tree. Only trees that have a rootball making a health problem are repotted.…

  • Horsetail Kusamono

    The Kusamono Dwarf Horsetail, Equisetum scirpoides, is a gift from a good bonsai friend. He didn’t remember the name, so I had to research a bit to find the correct name of it. I like the elegant structure with the tiny dark knees dividing each of…

  • Finding the right bonsai pot

    One of the fun things about repotting bonsai in spring, is the possibility to select a new pot for a tree. You can change pots during the season if roots are left undisturbed an it is a necessity for an exhibition. But then you can’t…

  • 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

    As promised in an earlier post, I will take a little time going through some of the shohin displays at Noelanders this year. Not to judge them (judges already did their job), but to put some words on the way of displaying shohin-bonsai the classical way…