• Autumn colours come late

    This season autumn colours come late. We still have fairly mild weather, with temperatures not dripping below 6 degrees C. / 43 Fahrenheit at night. Making everything cool down slowly. Some trees have dripped all leaves by night being controlled more by the day length…

  • So much bonsai

    The last weeks have been filled with bonsai activities. One week ago it was the national exhibition in Denmark. Yesterday (Sunday) I set up the personal exhibition and open workshop at the Japanese gardens, and the week ahead I am about to prepare the next…

  • 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…

  • Shohin Bonsai autumn work

    Deciduous bonsai are ready for wiring and pruning when leaves drops and the sap flow runs slower. Timing is essential though to do the best possible work before branches stiffen up and easily break when worked on. The naked branches stripped from leaves shows the…

  • Bonsai autumn mood video

    The bonsai and garden changes. Some days we get a lot of rain and winds. Some mornings are just silent and beautiful. The mood of autumn is a mixture of beauty and melancholy. Colours are vivid and then they fade. Leaves drop and paint the…

  • Bonsai in alarm colors

    Red, yellow, orange. Normally alarm colors for warning or good offers. Here it offers an autumn mood in the bonsai garden. Colors of the season The cold weather is slowly approaching but still not really getting its grip. Therefore colors are not as vivid as…

  • Color shifts

    Color shifts of the autumn keeps amazing me. Year after year I am flabbergasted by the beauty the leaves produces. Especially puzzling is when the same species changing colors weeks apart. Where some Japanese maples, Acer palmatum, are in yellow, red and orange clothings, others…

  • Developing and correcting a Shohin bonsai

    Patience with bonsai is a well known subject. Developing a Shohin bonsai through 14 years pays off when the plan is right. I always lowed the rough bark at the Cork bark elm, Ulmus parvifolia Corticosa.  It was mainly because of this feature I back…

  • The small wonders of Japanese maples

    Maybe it is because of the size of the tree. Maybe the size of the leaves. The wonders of the Japanese maples in Shohin bonsai always amaze me more than bigger amount of colored leafs. The same with the tiny leafs of the Cotoneaster microphylla.…

  • Removing autumn leaves?

    I know many do remove the autumn leaves before they drop. I do not. For the obvious reason that the tree needs all the back flow of nutrients it can get before going into dormancy. It is a natural process, where the decaying leafs turns…