• Top 5 bonsai – Cotoneaster

    In some of the next posts i will show my personal top 5 hit list of bonsai subjects. It will be in random order, because I can’t choose one for another. The first choice is the Cotoneaster. Among its many advantages is the small leaves, flowers…

  • Fuchi Bonsai group meeting

    Monday we had another of our group meetings in Fuchi Bonsai www.fuchi-bonsai.com It is a very small group with my two friends Torben Pedersen and Johnny Eslykke. We meet every month for joy and bonsai workshop. We also arrange some masterclasses and exhibitions. This was…

  • Growing better shohin roots and trunk

    The technique shown in the pictures here and below, is usable for younger trees started as seedlings or cuttings. To develop a good nebari (surface roots) and trunk thickening at deciduous trees like Japanese maples or as shown here, European Beech (Facus sylvatica), a simple…

  • Progression works

    Having some time available these days I have reorganized some articles upon request. These progression articles hopefully will inspire to do some shohin and mame bonsai from either prepared material or ordinary garden stocks. At the moment six examples are available at the website www.shohin-europe.com…

  • Mame Shimpaku Juniper

    During my travel to Japan this year in July, I had the opportunity to visit several shohin bonsai growers. In Angyo I visited the nursery of Akimoto, a very friendly man, who sold me a small Shimpaku Juniper for a friendly prize. This coming Mame…

  • Shohin Juniper step 3

    Continuing the work from the last post, the Juniper is now ready for the next (third step) in its progression. The arrangement of the branches and canopy is often some of the appealing work for many, because it is here you may change a tree…

  • Juniper progress

    This Juniperus chinensis, has been on its way for five months now since I acquired it at local bonsai shop in July. It’s a classic pre-bonsai with both flaws and positive features. My work with this tree is one step at the time, leaving plenty…