• Bonsai Reshaped in Australia

    Take care of snakes, but enjoy the view. Stunning location in Canberra where the event Bonsai reshaped takes place these days. I have a view from my bonsai garden, but I have to work in some mountains and lakes I can see. We started with…

  • Bonsai Australia coming up

    Tomorrow I leave for Australia to join up with Marija Hajdic when we arrive down under. This year the Bonsai Reshaped event is held over 4 days April 11-14. Demonstrations workshops and lots of social connections are part of this big Australian event. Because I…

  • Guy wire bonsai

    There are many techniques involved in creating bonsai. Wiring is one of those essentials. Wiring is used to redirect branches and shape these to recreate the image of an old tree. Big or small, wiring is not to be avoided and especially at a young…

  • Spring Bonsai Q&A Thursday

    Spring has sprung very early this season so there is a lot to do fast regarding repotting if not done already. As usual the last Thursday of the month is Live Q&A time. Send in questions and pictures up front here https://shohin-europe.com/live/ if you like,…

  • Pot choices for two Shohin bonsai

    Hmmmm…. what pot should I choose? This may be one of the spring questions often asked among bonsai enthusiasts. In this week’s video, I look into exploring the pot choice. Repotting bonsai is also a chance to select maybe a new pot for a tree.…

  • This weeks repotting video is free

    I experience some technical issues this week and can’t post as normal today, so I decided to make this week’s video free for everyone to watch. So it isn’t delayed. You can watch it below. This week we continue to dive into repotting bonsai and…

  • Wild rose varieties and simple flowering roses are the best for bonsai. The Japanese Eijitsu rose multiflora has many qualities for bonsai and it is an exquisite dwarf variety of Rose. Qualities are a thick woody trunk, and it develops tight internodes (distance between leaves.…

  • Rose spring repotting

    As spring all of a sudden jumps on us, we have to act fast. The temperatures this season (again) show how rapid growth can appear after a mild winter. With the risk of cold periods coming back. In these early days, it’s important to have…

  • Spring bonsai and Live Q&A Thursday

    It happens! Spring is just around the corner. Before that, we have the LIVE Q&A as always the last Thursday of the month. This time at the exceptional date February 29. Temperatures are steady and after a storm the other day all trees are back…

  • Watch video: How to arrange bonsai forest trunks

    Arranging the trunks in a bonsai forest after it is planted and established can be tricky without simultaneously repotting the group. However, with anchoring wire and some creative support, it is possible to make some adjustments. In this tutorial, I show different methods of adjusting…