• Shohin bonsai freeze

    Winter has settled for a few days with temperatures dropping below zero. Down to – 5 C / 23 °F. This lasts for another week, so we have to freeze for two weeks in a row. What freezing does to our bonsai Low temperatures are…

  • December in the bonsai garden

    December is the time to prepare for winter situations with freezing and dormancy. In this episode, we look into what can be done in the bonsai garden at this time, how to prepare for winter and a funny detail with branches changing colors. Simple Viburnum…

  • Shohin Deshojo maple

    The Deshojo maple with its wonderful purple-red leaves is a pure joy to watch. Now naked the tree stands as every other maple, and shows no difference noticeable. The Deshojo is for spring and autumn exhibitions when the colors are full. Often we speak about…

  • Snowy bonsai garden

    We got a sudden drop in temperatures and some very nice snow. A little like Christmas in the old days. It will disappear soon, so I thought it was nice to capture this on video as well, and made a small video to enjoy.

  • Autumn´s newer lies

    Bonsai loses leaves and cold windy weather reaches us. Autumn’s newer lies despite we set a warm-weather record the past month. But now cold arrived helping trees into dormancy. I am still working on deciduous trees needing trimming and winter preparations before branches get too…

  • Autumn bonsai colors

    The warm autumn doesn’t seem to stop some bonsai from exposing the wonderful colors of autumn. The shorter day length makes trees prepare for dormancy as does their genetic code clock. A third factor is the cold, but his year is extremely warm for the…

  • Autumn and Live Q&A

    Autumn begins to fill in the colour palette around Europe. Our friends on the other side of the globe experience spring, and so the world is spinning. The colours of deciduous trees are beautiful at this time no matter if it is autumn or spring.…

  • October in the Bonsai garden

    The middle of autumn shows leaves dropping, some colouring and others still green. Everything changes during October and colder more humid conditions will influence the growth and appearance of the bonsai garden.   Mortality It’s also a kind of melancholic season where we are reminded…

  • Autumn accents

    Accents or companion plantings for bonsai are maybe something most people relate to in the summer period. and being something you put together just up to a show where it is used for the display. Accents are used to compliment the bonsai display, whether it…

  • The Bonsai Show Live coming up

    In less than two weeks the Bonsai Show Live will take place at The International Centre in Telford (UK). Exhibition, demos and traders area amongst many things. If everything goes as planned I will bring books for signing, and the program for me so far…