• Winter isn’t winter

    The very unusual winter may be less unusual in the future. Maybe. Winter isn’t winter anymore around here. For the first time ever it looks like most of my bonsai will stay out through the full season and into the next. If we don’t get…

  • Bonsai next season

    One year ago the first video at the new Bonsai Video Studio was published. Before I look back on that in a future New Year’s annual post, I want to step into the next bonsai season. Larger bonsai Most content has had it is focus…

  • Spring bonsai and Bonsai Namaste

    There is so much to look forward to this spring. Not at least spring it self and bonsai starting to grow. Spring is my favourite time and repotting bonsai is part of that joy. Always exciting to see how roots have behaved under the soil…

  • Akadama changes

    Weather is different and climate changes. So do my bonsai soil mixtures. There will be a full theme about repotting shohin bonsai in the end of the month, ready for the repotting season. This you can see (if you are a subscribing member) in the…

  • 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…

  • Cotoneaster shohin favourites

    The Cotoneaster is among my all time favourites for shohin-bonsai. especially for Mame-bonsai (from 9,5 cm and down), because it is slightly draught tolerant, and can develop a fine root system for the extremely small pots used. Cotoneaster × suecicus ‘Coral Beauty’ is one of the varieties among…

  • Last snow before spring

    As usual winter wants to sign out of the season by dropping a few cm soft snow over the garden. It will be gone by tomorrow, and then I am ready for repotting-season. Have to wait a little though and see how March behaves.

  • Preparations for winter

    Preparations for the winter is still a theme here. Light hoarfrost these days, but the trees are still outside. Pictures at the bottom of the post. There are no signs of real winter around, so no worries about rushing bonsai in to the shelter as…

  • Winter preperations

    How to prepare the bonsai for the winter season. Is there anything to do at all? Yes, there is. First and foremost bonsai needs to be stored away from frosty winds and sun, that may dry them out when the roots are trapped in a…

  • The leaves leave

      Frosts are hurrying up the leaves to fall. The beauty of late autumn shows, and with some early freezing nights also the leaf drop is forced to speed up. It is not necessary to pull the trees of their place on the outdoor garden…