• Spring bonsai and Live Q&A Thursday

    It happens! Spring is just around the corner. Before that, we have the LIVE Q&A as always the last Thursday of the month. This time at the exceptional date February 29. Temperatures are steady and after a storm the other day all trees are back…

  • Watch video: How to arrange bonsai forest trunks

    Arranging the trunks in a bonsai forest after it is planted and established can be tricky without simultaneously repotting the group. However, with anchoring wire and some creative support, it is possible to make some adjustments. In this tutorial, I show different methods of adjusting…

  • Rescuing a small neglected Japanese Quince

    A neglected small Japanese Quince is rescued and brought to life in this episode. Normally we repot Chaenomeles in autumn, but when roots are suffering and the health is declining it’s timely to take action in spring. Extra care through the season will help it…

  • A Shohin Bonsai book is coming up

    The next Shohin Bonsai book is coming up. It has been a roller coaster getting this book on the table because the original publisher suddenly announced that they stopped publishing books just before they should have it on the street. Luckily I have a perfect…

  • Live Q&A Thursday

    Thursday, January 25 at 8 PM (UTC +1) the monthly Live Q&A is scheduled. Bring in your questions and also send questions in before where you can attach pictures if needed. Questions can be about everything bonsai-related, from repotting, and styling techniques to display issues.…

  • A New Year with Shohin Bonsai

    Happy New Year from me, Daisy and my family. We start again after a few days of laziness and jumping into a new year. A New Year is often said to be a new beginning. Here it is a new year with the same beginning.…

  • Black Pine styling

    Now online and ready to stream. I am styling a Japanese black pine Shohin bonsai. Step by step each detail is shown and explained. Learn about the styling process and how to balance health between each branch. Japanese black pines are traditionally used for many…

  • Rosa Eijitsu and Juniper deadwood

    Do you know what a Rose and a Juniper bonsai have in common? Why it makes sense to talk about two so different species at the same time? Why you should grow so different trees in your bonsai garden? One of the reasons I favour…

  • Noren curtain and Japanese maples

    The traditional Japanese Noren curtain is now hanging at the entrance to the bonsai workshop in the garden. The classic Japanese Noren curtain The classic Noren curtain has been used in Japan to keep curious eyes from looking in, but more important to keep the…