• Pruning a tiny mame bonsai Juniper

    The tiniest of bonsai, the mame-bonsai, needs extra caution when pruning. Do not trim them regularly, because it will weaken the growth and health. Letting especially evergreens grow a little out of shape before trimming, making the new growth produce energy is essential. Trimming right…

  • Burning bonsai

    Kill your darlings is an old saying, when you have to discard something you love. I had to kill my old established award-winning Juniper, Juniperus procumbens. I have grown it from an ordinary nursery stock for more than 17 years. It became heavily infected by…

  • Styling a shohin Juniper

    Next Monthly Theme at the videostudio will be a full styling demo with a pre-bonsai Juniperus chinensis.  Every detail of the styling is covered in a more than 40 minutes video, covering every aspect of aesthetical, technical and growing issues associated with the styling. Watch the…

  • The story of the Shimpaku Juniper

    It´s Secret History (English Translation © WBFF 2003; Original Japanese Text and Photos © Kindai Shuppan Co. 2003). Brought at Shohin-Bonsai Europe with permission. Header photo from Mansei-en, by Morten Albek. Behind the story. The original story was lost on the internet, but due to steady…

  • 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…