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Bonsai hedge pruning

Having a little fun yesterday, showing how NOT to prune your bonsai. Could be tempting to use an electric trimmer to shape the foliage pads. But it is not how bonsai is done. No shortcuts. Johnny Eslykke shows the delicate trimming of a 30 year old boxwood and each small twig is trimmed by cutting …

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Private bonsai visits

One of my favourite things to do, is paying private bonsai visits at friends. Without needing to do anything else than relax and do some bonsai talk among other things. Yesterday I had two hours spare time in between actions, and called Martin Nielsen who lived nearby. I am not that often in the area, …

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Mr Slovak joined in

My old bonsai competition friend from the NTC at the EBA convent in France 2002, Pavel Slovák (who won the competition back then) guested the Danish Bonsai Society annual meeting Saturday. We have met in between that time in 2002 and as always Pavel is a friendly and kind person to be around. And not …

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Bonsai workshop night

We actually worked more than speaking (gossiping). That’s true. Concentrated on giving my Pinus mugo the first initial styling after six years of focusing on back budding. I will get back with the story of that tree later. Torben working on a Scots pine and some more. Shohin trimmed and getting ready for the first …

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Bonsai summer time

It´s summer time, and the Danish summer behaves as it sometimes does. It rains. It rains. And it rains. Not much sun lately, but temperatures are alright. It might not be good for humans who wants to enjoy holidays by relaxing in the garden with the sun shining, enjoying the bonsai, eating diner outside – …

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Shohin-bonsai VIDEO tutorials

New Shohin-bonsai VIDEO events and tutorials to be launched soon on YouTube. In June I will post the first in a series of shohin videos, where I explain case stories, pruning techniques, daily care and more with most focus on Shohin-bonsai. Most from my private garden, showing how I work with my private collection. Also …

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The bonsai event

The biggest Danish bonsai event took place Saturday the 6th, may 2017. A wonderful day with great people and small trees. The Danish Bonsai Society has this spring event every year. This year my local group Fuchi Bonsai hosted the event, and it seems at it was well received. Here a few pics of the …

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Facebook LIVE at Bonsai Empire

View the Facebook LIVE streaming at Bonsai Empire from my bonsai garden May 27th. I will give a tour around the garden, answer questions and talk about some of the bonsai and how they are developed. >World times<< Portland (PDT): 9:00 AM Washington DC (EDT): 12:00 pm (noon) London: 6:00PM Amsterdam/Paris/Berlin: 18:00  

Last snow before spring

As usual winter wants to sign out of the season by dropping a few cm soft snow over the garden. It will be gone by tomorrow, and then I am ready for repotting-season. Have to wait a little though and see how March behaves.

4 of top 5 bonsai

May I present: The Juniper. Which is the fourth bonsai I have added to this fun personal top 5 list of favourite bonsai. I could easily have made a top ten list, but we keep it at five. Junipers are without doubt one of the most popular specimens all over the bonsai world. Its qualities …

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