• 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…

  • Surprising bonsai story from Bjorn Bjorholm

    This story from Bjorn Bjorholm surprised me. Thank you for sharing this personal story. “Congratulations on your wonderful achievement of 20 years of Shohin Bonsai Europe! I remember as a kid in high school viewing your work, reading your articles and being inspired to try…

  • Morten Albek interview about Shohin bonsai

        At the Bonsai Show Live in Telford, I was interviewed about Shohin bonsai. How it all started, challenges and much more. Watch the full interview here.Thanks to the organisers for putting in really big efforts to make the event a major success.

  • Chief editor at Bonsai Art Heike van Gunst

    “Dear Morten, it is a great joy and honour to congratulate you on 30 years with bonsai and 20 successful years of Shohin-Europe! You have surely made a very satisfying personal journey, exploring the world of bonsai and shohin, and you have achieved so much.…

  • 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…

  • Shohin bonsai freeze

    Winter has settled for a few days with temperatures dropping below zero. Down to – 5 C / 23 °F. This lasts for another week, so we have to freeze for two weeks in a row. What freezing does to our bonsai Low temperatures are…

  • Shohin Deshojo maple

    The Deshojo maple with its wonderful purple-red leaves is a pure joy to watch. Now naked the tree stands as every other maple, and shows no difference noticeable. The Deshojo is for spring and autumn exhibitions when the colors are full. Often we speak about…

  • Snowy bonsai garden

    We got a sudden drop in temperatures and some very nice snow. A little like Christmas in the old days. It will disappear soon, so I thought it was nice to capture this on video as well, and made a small video to enjoy.