• Summer repotting Scots pine

    On a cloudy or chilly day, a cool workshop, pick your choice, it’s a perfect time to repot your Scots pines. This is the gap between spring growth building up energy and root growth and expansion. This week at BONSAI ON a Yamadori Scots pine…

  • Bonsai winter time at Kisetsu-en

    Most trees are still outside because the winter is not really present yet. Rain is present though. Still a few deciduous haven’t shed the leaves full, but they will not last for long now. Wet, wet, wet December only presented a few cold days, and…

  • A Kifu bonsai challenge

    Some types of raw bonsai material can be really interesting. At the upcoming December video release, Morten Albek uses all his energy and creativity in the dance around a challenging piece of Yamadori Scots pine. Two and a half years have been used strengthening up…

  • Japanese White Pine autumn jobs

    The Japanese White Pine is maybe the most elegant of all pines. The feminine light needles set up against the rough bark is as beautiful as only nature can create it. Autumn is here in a moment, and the weather can change every day from…

  • 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…

  • Japanese white pine and deadwood

    February marks the beginning of the end of winter. It might be the coldest month around here before it changes into spring. And boy do I look forward to spring. Most trees are well protected inside, under a roof, or at the ground where the…

  • The fifth of five bonsai

    The fifth of five bonsai is chosen without shaking on my hands. In this small fun series were I have chosen the five bonsai species among my favourites, the choice is Pine. it also i one of the most difficult trees to succeed as bonsai…