• The spirit of teaching bonsai

    Also send out as newsletter. I think my appreciation and dedication to teaching bonsai started many years ago. As I for the first time was asked to demonstrate in public and make a workshop. Since then I have found immense joy in bringing on my…

  • Friday new bonsai tutorials are released

    Even when it rains we continue recording the videos for the next release of tutorials. To a certain point. When water drops too heavy we have to withdraw for a moment. Autumn is a bit unpredictable around here. We never know if it will be…

  • Kisetsu-en Bonsai Online

    We are relaunching the Bonsai Online streaming service soon. There clearly is a need for bonsai online instructions these days. We expand the tutorials with a wider range of bonsai covered, so both medium-large to small shohin are subjects for seasonal care, styling, and techniques.…

  • Bonsai hedge pruning

    Having a little fun yesterday, showing how NOT to prune your bonsai. Could be tempting to use an electric trimmer to shape the foliage pads. But it is not how bonsai is done. No shortcuts. Johnny Eslykke shows the delicate trimming of a 30 year…

  • New year – new visions – new name

    (Edited January 14). A new year is often followed by new visions. This will be true this year, although we do not make big changes just because of the New Year. We do it when it feels right. That is now. 🙂 Bonsai collection Changing…

  • 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…

  • Workshop at Nordic Bonsai

    A nice day with nice people at Nordic Bonsai today. Students progressed very nicely with good material, and made some future trees. Especially one brave student made the “Albek-cut” and formed the basics of a big Yew, making a step forward to a Shohin-bonsai in future.…

  • Cold spring meeting

    Baby its cold outside. And it shouldn't be. Its spring when I look in the calendar. Despite this and with a little help from the sun, we had a great meeting. A lot of questions and advice's, and good work with the trees.

  • Shimpaku upside down

    For a number of years I have been growing a small Juniperus Shimpaku, and followed the original position until now. The tree was purchased as a semi-finished piece at the Mansei-en nursery in Omiya, Japan, of late Saburo Kato in 2005, and mainly bought as…

  • Shohin-bonsai India

    Do they grow Shohin-bonsai in India? Oh, yes they do. I didn’t really knew what to expect as I travelled to India in November. I was there to teach bonsai but had no idea if Shohin-bonsai was part of the bonsai world in the warm…