• 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…

  • Spring growth

    With a much warmer and very dry spring, it seems like the bonsai are growing stronger this season. Soon it will be time to cut back that overgrown Beatles hair. It’s important though to let the growth extend freely at the deciduous bonsai to strengthen…

  • The Shohin Bonsai Roadshow

    Nothing better than a 2 X 9-hour drive in two days. The “Shohin Bonsai Roadshow” just have to go on. 😅 Luc kindly translated during the evening. Invited by the Belgium Bonsai Association and more than 30 people took part in a fun and educational…

  • Bonsai air layering part 3

    Episode 3 shows the final transformation from the air layering process of a Cork Bark Elm. Managing the delicate operation of removing the air layer moss and arranging the roots when making the final step, repotting and distributing roots. Watch all 3 episodes here to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Its as mild as it gets these days, but maybe a little freezing popping up during the week. For a rare snowy Christmas time maybe. Most trees are stored in a protected frost free environment, but I always let coniferous…

  • Bonsai winter time at Kisetsu-en

    Most trees are still outside because the winter is not really present yet. Rain is present though. Still a few deciduous haven’t shed the leaves full, but they will not last for long now. Wet, wet, wet December only presented a few cold days, and…

  • The bonsai Smurf forest and hardening trees

    A short while ago I was involved in a funny television programme here in Denmark. The host is a well known Danish comedian named Heino Hansen who made a good laugh out of my answers. He ended up mentioning a forest as a Smurf forest.…

  • WORBAC Shohin bonsai demo

    Sunday it was time to do LIVE Shohin bonsai demo at the WORBAC (World Bonsai Artists Community) Facebook page. Live demo always is interesting to do. There is a little more nerve in the work because you need to finish it on time. And present…