• Live Q&A Thursday

    Thursday, January 25 at 8 PM (UTC +1) the monthly Live Q&A is scheduled. Bring in your questions and also send questions in before where you can attach pictures if needed. Questions can be about everything bonsai-related, from repotting, and styling techniques to display issues.…

  • Cold snap Q&A Thursday

    Temperatures are dropping these days. Not a lot but freezing it is and this demands some caretaking bringing shohin bonsai into the storage room. After a very wet period, cold can be very destructive. Soil filled with water freezing can both harm not-so-strong pots, and…

  • Japanese black pines heat and growth

    The Shohin bonsai summer has been hot, then wet, and then looking to be warm again. It’s the middle of summer and the second growing period pushes new growth. The Japanese Black Pine is ready for adjustments and decandling where Japanese maples now have set…

  • Deciduous multi-trunk cascade

    How do we style traditional bonsai without being traditional? Sometimes moving ahead and exploring new forms of bonsai art isn’t groundbreaking but just subtle changes that make a difference. This week’s live stream will explore a new idea I came up with some weeks ago.…

  • Live Q&A 8 PM CET today

    LIVE Q&A 8PM CET LIVE Q&A tonight before going to the Trophy in Belgium. Tonight we have our monthly Q&A Live on Zoom. There is still a short time to send in questions and pictures ahead. You also can just drop in and ask when…

  • 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…

  • Happy Shohin New Year

    I wish all members and readers of the blog and my some-channels a Happy New Year. 2023 is a celebration year – 20 years online with Shohin bonsai 30 years ago I started my first trial and error with bonsai, and soon it was Shohin…

  • Shohin bonsai live streaming

    The holiday break isn’t used to lying on the back and relaxing all the time. With the new concept, of teaching live, add the possibility to watch real-time and ask questions during the streaming.  With the improved concept of teaching live, I added the possibility…