• 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…

  • Get connected with bonsai friends

    GET CONNECTED. That’s probably the most important part of bonsai. Meeting people. Talking bonsai. Sharing experiences. Being together. The LIVE Q&A at Kisetsu-en BONSAI ON is such an opportunity. With that brilliant side effect, you will also learn something. The LIVE Q&A is a perfect…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Air layering for Shohin bonsai

    There are a number of ways to create your own Shohin bonsai. One of them is using a shrub or tree that already is trained for bonsai. You can cut that down and regrow it, if it is a species that tolerates this, and is…

  • Bonsai seasons

    New bonsai tutorials are to be released on September 1st. As always a lot of thoughts, work and cutting (both trees and video) is put into this. I hope you will enjoy it on this first day of autumn if we follow the calendar. What…

  • Japanese White Pine autumn jobs

    The Japanese White Pine is maybe the most elegant of all pines. The feminine light needles set up against the rough bark is as beautiful as only nature can create it. Autumn is here in a moment, and the weather can change every day from…