Theme + Q&A 2018

Content archive for subscribers of the 2017-19 membership period.

THEME. Refining deadwood work on a Juniperus chinensis.

THEME. Correcting the design on a Crab Apple after parts of the roots died.

THEME. Deadwood carving series. Adding interest to a Cherry Laurel, correcting flaws of the trunk with carving.

THEME. Create a Shohin bonsai forest from simple material with Acer campestre.

THEME. The basics of the Shohin display explained.

THEME. The basics of displaying bonsai.

THEME. The difference between deciduous and coniferous bonsai design.

THEME. The purpose of accents for bonsai. 

THEME. Hard pruning of deciduous bonsai and developing shohin bonsai from mature material

THEME. Styling a Juniperus chinensis from raw pre-bonsai material.

THEME. The meaning and importance of age.

THEME. Seasonal repotting part one.

THEME. Seasonal repotting part two.

THEME. First initial styling of a Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris.


Q&A. I have collected a tree. It has shown signs of weak growth. How do I take care of it during winter?



Q&A. What to do if you have forgot to water? How to try rescuing your tree.



Q&A. I have a nice Lonicera nitida shohin tree. Can you clarify how this should be leaf pruned? Some suggest clipping often and others suggest letting it grow before clipping as with most bonsai. 



Q&A. This time questions about Camelia as bonsai and buying bonsai in Kyoto is answered. Below some relevant links thrown in with additional informations.

Toji Market in Kyoto

Koju-en Shohin Bonsai nursery in Kyoto

Import of plants in Sweden

Import plants to the EU

Takamatsu bonsai



Q&A. Q&A Video – Frosts and pots that cracks in winter. What to do?


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