• Behind the Shohin Course

    Today the Shohin course at Bonsai Empire went live. You find it right here: https://www.bonsaiempire.com/courses/shohin-course Behind the production is a lot of work. And much thinking (believe it or not , laughing). It all started in India, after a talk with Oscar from Bonsai Empire, when…

  • VLOG 11 and the making of a Kusamono

    Vlog 11. October shows the beginning signs of autumn where deciduous shifts from green to yellow, brown or red leaves. Removing the wire from a bonsai in training, should not be made in one go, but in steps. Finally I arrange a Kusamono planting with…

  • Slowest bonsai demo in the world?

    The newest Vlog (just launched) may be the slowest and longest bonsai demo in the world. Just started on a journey with a Potentilla fruticosa, and found it worthwhile to make a different approach to styling bonsai. Sharing the full process of every step made…

  • Spring break bonsai video

    NEW SERIES OF BONSAI VIDEO Buds are bursting like crazy these days. New growth is breaking through and I am crazy busy producing new videos for our members. We will deal with the always popular issue: How do I make a bonsai from raw material?…

  • Bonsai winter pruning

    It is winter, and the bonsai season may seem a bit far ahead here in Northern Europe. But soon winter is over. We begin repotting and things starts to grow again. Winter time is also bonsai time. Styling trees are perfectly done during the dormant…

  • From trash to Shohin Bonsai

    At travel to Japan back in 2005, I stumbled upon a small Japanese pre-bonsai maple. It was placed awkwardly on an almost hidden table like it was dumped. And it was. The owner of the bonsai nursery in Takamatsu has dismissed it as potential future…

  • Chuhin crabapple case story

    In one of the recent posts I showed a medium sized Chuhin bonsai displayed in the garden Tokonoma. This is the 12 year story of the bonsai up til now. Early spring 2005 I got the tree, that was dug up from a garden. It…

  • Summer trimming new growth

    June means a high level of new growth. Sometimes it is necessary to let trees grow more than normal before trimming, so the health of the tree is ensures. Watch the video where a Cork Bark Elm and an English Yew is trimmed.

  • Shohin-bonsai VIDEO tutorials

    New Shohin-bonsai VIDEO events and tutorials to be launched soon on YouTube. In June I will post the first in a series of shohin videos, where I explain case stories, pruning techniques, daily care and more with most focus on Shohin-bonsai. Most from my private…