• 2 X 1-minute bonsai repotting videos

    The repotting season is ending at Kisetsu-en. This week I expect to finish all necessary repottings and then only any creative ideas will add something to the list. Two old trees changes soil in the past week. An old wild cherry, Prunus avium and a…

  • Trophy 2023 photo gallery

    Returned from one the best quality Trophy exhibitions to date. The quality was overall higher this year, and the visitor numbers must have been a record. Saturday was extremely crowded, and therefore I didn’t manage to take photos of everything. I also had a big…

  • Video from the Shohin exhibition at the Trophy

    Another great Trophy after a long covid waiting time cancelling previous exhibitions. People are just coming in all the time, longing for this event. And I have had so many talks with people around the Shohin exhibition Saturday. Sunday will be the second and last…

  • Leaves changes within the minute

    The tender new spring growth is to be enjoyed instantly. because especially Japanese maple leaves change rapidly. Almost within the minute. Or at least from one day to the next. One of the things I enjoy about bonsai is the timeless feeling they express when…

  • Almost Friday at Kisetsu-en and Live Q&A

    It´s almost Friday at Kisetsu-en. Today we start the repotting season by introducing a small Mame bonsai Trident maple. Watch at the end of the post.   There are so many questions when we work with bonsai. About styling, growing techniques and aesthetics.  That’s why…

  • Read your tree in autumn

    Autumn is showing its bright colours. Almost like a traffic light with green, yellow and reds shining at the branches on deciduous Japanese maples, the Korean hornbeam or the Elm. I am lucky to have some nice weather the last days with the sun bringing…

  • Live bonsai Q&A Thursday at 20:00 (UTC +2)

    Questions are already coming in upfront, and you can submit yours too ahead, so we can prepare for a good session. Send in your members question following the link here: https://shohin-europe.com/qa-submit/ 20:00 (UTC +2) Thursday 12 we are back Live with Q&A. Tune in and…

  • Mame bonsai experience

    The smallest bonsai are often the easiest to handle when it comes to cutting and pinching. A bit more demanding when we talk caretaking. In a few minutes, you can prune such a small tree. You can hold it in your hand and turn it…

  • Black pines back budding tutorial

    Part of the monthly bonsai video magazine online Sunday August 1st at 7 AM (UTC +2) Black pines back budding In yesterdays newsletter we somehow managed to leave out the info about the Japanese black pine video coming up. So here it goes. Pines in…