• Free bonsai video to start the new year

    To start up the new year we release a free video for you from our growing library of tutorials. Showing the restyling of a Shimpaku Juniper originally from Mansei-en in Japan. Subtitles in 8 languages. English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. Sign…

  • Frost hardy bonsai

    Temperatures drop for a few days. – 9 C / 15 Fahrenheit for a few nights. When the first snow showed up I went out to capture the magic before trees were carried in and protected from the hard frost hitting in the night at…

  • Tutorials cooking with Shohin and Mame bonsai

    The laptop is hot. Cooking the 5 X new video tutorials for the Kisetsu-en Bonsai Online Magazine coming out August 1. We are not sleeping our holidays away here at Kisetsu-en. Well, we try to get some days off, but delivery must be on time.…

  • Bonsai forest caught on video

    April is a month of unpredictable weather. We never know how it goes. The only thing that is certain is that the temperatures go up and down, and I have to take care of the sudden night freezing that might occur as late as May…

  • Bonsai Scots pine styling

    Dear readers of my blog. I hope you enjoy the upcoming autumn/fall, despite the Corona still being around. In Thursday’s episode (online from September 24th) I continue the work on a Scots pine collected in Sweden more than three years ago. Continuing the development from…

  • Shohin course early bird

    Pre-enroll the Shohin bonsai course, and get an early bird discount at 30% off the regular price. Discount ends November 7th. Please pre-enroll now at Bonsai Empire to get your discount. The Shohin bonsai course is  launched November 10th If you are already a paying…

  • Bonsai India on print

    Just a brief note, telling that the article about Bonsai Namaste now has been published in the Bonsai Focus Magazine. Read it there, or go to the Bonsai Namaste website to see more.

  • Shimpaku upside down

    For a number of years I have been growing a small Juniperus Shimpaku, and followed the original position until now. The tree was purchased as a semi-finished piece at the Mansei-en nursery in Omiya, Japan, of late Saburo Kato in 2005, and mainly bought as…

  • Shohin displays at Noelanders

    As promised in an earlier post, I will take a little time going through some of the shohin displays at Noelanders this year. Not to judge them (judges already did their job), but to put some words on the way of displaying shohin-bonsai the classical way…

  • Ready for Noelanders / EBA2017

    Finished all the cleaning up, details and applying moss on the soils surfaces i.e. on the bonsai that I will bring to the EBA 2017 exhibition at Noelanders Trophy this upcoming weekend. Today tables are cleaned and packed for the ride. Will be there from…