• 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…

  • Mame and Shohin bonsai in focus

    August coming up soon with a special on Mame and Shohin bonsai If you have a taste for that, then here you can get a taste of it.   Increasing in popularity Mame-bonsai is getting their attention. Shohin bonsai is spreading and more and more…

  • Tutorials cooking with Shohin and Mame bonsai

    The laptop is hot. Cooking the 5 X new video tutorials for the Kisetsu-en Bonsai Online Magazine coming out August 1. We are not sleeping our holidays away here at Kisetsu-en. Well, we try to get some days off, but delivery must be on time.…

  • Thanks to the UK Bonsai Association

    An online group of 60+ members tuned in yesterday evening to hear me ramble about Shohin bonsai. A great pleasure and even though we had two full hours I didn’t manage to say everything I wanted. Shohin bonsai is so interesting and there is a…