• I only say this once

    Some of my generation will know the sentence “Listen very carefully. I only say this once!”. This comes from a hilarious episode of the comedy series Allo Allo. Without further due let’s talk about bonsai. Because this week we publish three variations of content. So…

  • The bonsai Bowler Hat syndrome

    The last week of spring comes closer. The Azaleas show all their beauty from now on. Both in the Kisetsu-en garden and as bonsai. After that comes summer and the green season. Repotting is over and the focus is on the scissors. Trimming foliage and…

  • Pines and candle pinching

    BONSAI ON WEEKLY EPISODE NOW ONLINE Candle pinching and controlling the growth for one-flush pines is made simple (I hope) but explained thoroughly in this episode. There are so many misdirections and/or misunderstandings when it comes to candle pinching and its effects of this. Therefore…

  • Free bonsai video to start the new year

    To start up the new year we release a free video for you from our growing library of tutorials. Showing the restyling of a Shimpaku Juniper originally from Mansei-en in Japan. Subtitles in 8 languages. English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. Sign…

  • 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.…

  • Kifu size matters

    Usually, we say that the seasons end when we enter wintertime and trees are packed away more or less. But at the same time, we enter a new season of activities. During winter there still is a lot we can do. Work on coniferous especially…

  • A Kifu bonsai challenge

    Some types of raw bonsai material can be really interesting. At the upcoming December video release, Morten Albek uses all his energy and creativity in the dance around a challenging piece of Yamadori Scots pine. Two and a half years have been used strengthening up…

  • 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…

  • Video sample – November bonsai edition

    Today you can watch a shorter sample of the content we released for November. Kisetsu-en bonsai online tutorials take you through the season and suggest different subjects for your own bonsai creativity. Kisetsu-en follows the seasons all year round, and I do my best to…

  • Nurse your bonsai creativity as an artist

    One of the most important lessons I have learned throughout the years of practising bonsai, is to overcome the obstacles and release creativity. Obstacles can be learning all the styling techniques and necessary gardening skills. Most of that you can learn through practising bonsai and…