• The bonsai Smurf forest and hardening trees

    A short while ago I was involved in a funny television programme here in Denmark. The host is a well known Danish comedian named Heino Hansen who made a good laugh out of my answers. He ended up mentioning a forest as a Smurf forest.…

  • Bonsai seasons

    New bonsai tutorials are to be released on September 1st. As always a lot of thoughts, work and cutting (both trees and video) is put into this. I hope you will enjoy it on this first day of autumn if we follow the calendar. What…

  • Almost Friday 12

    News from the garden and looking into July. Enjoy the video. [arve url=”https://vimeo.com/566931473″ loop=”no” muted=”no” /]

  • Bonsai green season

    It is the bonsai green season. The colour change on the Mountain maples (acer palmatum) is clear from day to day. It’s the growing season taking over. Gallery at the bottom of this post. Delayed very much this season, yes. But finally, some of the…

  • Japanese maple time

    It is late spring. At least the heat isn’t on time. Finally, the Japanese maples open for a look at their beautiful leaves. Despite warmer weather is here for now, (not really warm, but compared to the recent days it feels so) I will still…

  • Snowy cold spring

    This is no weather for man or beast!’ Snow is falling. April is unpredictable. Some years we have had a warm and comfortable spring, and other years it is back and forth. This year it’s just cold and wet. What should we do if we…

  • Almost Friday 3 at Kisetsu-en

    Most Thursdays we post a small video (some free, some for members only) as bonus content. This week’s free version of “Almost Friday at Kisetsu-en” is now available. It is busy times around Kisetsu-en and repotting a small Mame-bonsai Shimpaku is just one in a…

  • The bonsai spirit video

    A few blog posts back I told about a video recording from the bonsai garden. The bonsai spirit video or how I think about the life wit bonsai. This is the short version. A longer version will be edited for later. Filming in almost complete…

  • Shohin book review by Bonsai Art Magazine

    Today you get a review of my latest book. An excellent review from Bonsai Art Magazine. Printed after the new release of the book in the German language. Shohin, Through the Seasons is now available in English, French and German language. After this review, you…

  • Bonsai episode launched and Happy New Year

    January first. Let’s start the new year with bonsai. Happy New year to you. Thanks for following the work at Kisetsu-en. We are grateful for the great support received throughout the year. A lot has been difficult in 2020. Luckily it was possible to be…