• Summer Tokonoma display

    After a good rain all night and morning the sky cleared and the sun is back. Time well spent setting up a summer display at the Tokonoma. A summer display presenting a European Birch, Betula pendulla. Although still needing a bit of development a display…

  • It´s Almost Friday 14

    Looking into air layering, Zoom meeting, Forsythia second step and a Tokonoma display. These are the headlines at today’s Almost Friday, and we also talk a bit about the Zoom LIVE Q&A tonight. Full members-only edition today at https://shohin-europe.com/almost-friday-video/ A shorter free episode on YouTube.…

  • The creative shohin display VIDEO

    This is a free version to watch from our series of bonsai and shohin-bonsai. The creative display Searching for a different display, with an offset from the original concept and idea of displaying. With a twist. Please enjoy. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/TNMmPMu9oDM” /]

  • Flowers and grasses in the bonsai garden

    In my garden, I grow a small variety of plants as accents for my bonsai or just to stand alone. Accents can be everything with flowers or non-flowering species like grasses. Accents for bonsai or stand-alone The purpose of growing small plants for bonsai is…

  • Trophy and book release

    What a smashing good weekend it was at the Trophy this past weekend. The new book Shohin – through the Seasons released and very well received. Thanks for all your positive comments. Online and in real life 🙂 Grateful to receive all your friendly words…

  • FREE Vlog 10 and bonsai social meeting

    This month the Vlog is free. Celebrating we aired Vlog number 10. Watch it at the bottom of this article or at the ♦ Vlog page. Sign up to watch all videos published. Yesterday I went to a bonsai social meeting at Martin Nielsens garden in Denmark. A…

  • Garden Tokonoma display

    WHAT DO YOU PREFER? The Bonsai Video Studio has been online 7 months now. We publish two videos (sometimes more) a month. Is that what you want? Or do you prefer shorter videos published more often? Please add your vote at our Facebook poll. This will…

  • Tokonoma display

    The garden Tokonoma is used on a daily basis. On rainy days I keep tables and scrolls out, and just set up a basic display. Sometimes just a Suiseki. Other days a proper display with scrolls and tables are included. Like today. The point is…

  • Art and bonsai relationships

    Bonsai art and traditional art brought together. Bonsai art doesn’t have to stand alone as a separate art form. For years sculptures have been exhibited at galleries and art museums in connection with paintings. It is, for me, a natural thing blending art forms like…

  • Finding the right bonsai pot

    One of the fun things about repotting bonsai in spring, is the possibility to select a new pot for a tree. You can change pots during the season if roots are left undisturbed an it is a necessity for an exhibition. But then you can’t…