• Rescuing a small neglected Japanese Quince

    A neglected small Japanese Quince is rescued and brought to life in this episode. Normally we repot Chaenomeles in autumn, but when roots are suffering and the health is declining it’s timely to take action in spring. Extra care through the season will help it…

  • A Shohin Bonsai book is coming up

    The next Shohin Bonsai book is coming up. It has been a roller coaster getting this book on the table because the original publisher suddenly announced that they stopped publishing books just before they should have it on the street. Luckily I have a perfect…

  • Live Q&A Thursday

    Thursday, January 25 at 8 PM (UTC +1) the monthly Live Q&A is scheduled. Bring in your questions and also send questions in before where you can attach pictures if needed. Questions can be about everything bonsai-related, from repotting, and styling techniques to display issues.…

  • Bonsai work in winter

    Winter doesn’t mean we can’t work on some bonsai. It’s a good time to grab a Firethorn and set your fingers at a test. Ohhh those prickly thorns hurt. But still, I was able to survive and make this week’s episode about the Pyrachanta, Firethorn.…

  • A New Year with Shohin Bonsai

    Happy New Year from me, Daisy and my family. We start again after a few days of laziness and jumping into a new year. A New Year is often said to be a new beginning. Here it is a new year with the same beginning.…

  • Bonsai holidays

    Dear Bonsai friends. Thank you for sending messages and warm Christmas wishes. It warms my heart and I truly hope we will all have as peaceful as possible Christmas time. It is a special time of the season when many turn their focus on their…

  • Black Pine styling

    Now online and ready to stream. I am styling a Japanese black pine Shohin bonsai. Step by step each detail is shown and explained. Learn about the styling process and how to balance health between each branch. Japanese black pines are traditionally used for many…

  • Cold snap Q&A Thursday

    Temperatures are dropping these days. Not a lot but freezing it is and this demands some caretaking bringing shohin bonsai into the storage room. After a very wet period, cold can be very destructive. Soil filled with water freezing can both harm not-so-strong pots, and…