• Pot choices for two Shohin bonsai

    Hmmmm…. what pot should I choose? This may be one of the spring questions often asked among bonsai enthusiasts. In this week’s video, I look into exploring the pot choice. Repotting bonsai is also a chance to select maybe a new pot for a tree.…

  • Noren curtain and Japanese maples

    The traditional Japanese Noren curtain is now hanging at the entrance to the bonsai workshop in the garden. The classic Japanese Noren curtain The classic Noren curtain has been used in Japan to keep curious eyes from looking in, but more important to keep the…

  • Spring shohin bonsai and wiring

    Spring is sneaking in upon us here. There have been some frosty nights but it will soon loosen up and higher temperatures will push new growth. Just before that, it is timely to wire any leftover wiring jobs we didn’t manage in autumn. When the…

  • LIVE Juniper Saturday at 11 AM CET

    Junipers are flexible in winter and therefore the timing is perfect for any wiring and rearranging of branches. We look into both adjustments on a shohin Juniperus Itoigawa and the natural styling of a medium-sized Juniperus chinensis. In bonsai, there are some work time windows…

  • LIVE Black Pine styling + Q&A

    LIVE Black Pine styling + Q&A: Thursday, January 26 at 8 PM (CET) +1 / 20:00 Live styling of a Japanese Black Pine, where we look into aesthetics and balancing a tree prepared over the past two seasons. During the live demo, you can use…

  • Surprising bonsai story from Bjorn Bjorholm

    This story from Bjorn Bjorholm surprised me. Thank you for sharing this personal story. “Congratulations on your wonderful achievement of 20 years of Shohin Bonsai Europe! I remember as a kid in high school viewing your work, reading your articles and being inspired to try…

  • Chief editor at Bonsai Art Heike van Gunst

    “Dear Morten, it is a great joy and honour to congratulate you on 30 years with bonsai and 20 successful years of Shohin-Europe! You have surely made a very satisfying personal journey, exploring the world of bonsai and shohin, and you have achieved so much.…