• Double live next Thursday

    Due to an unexpected fallout of tonight’s livestream letting me teach for a full hour out in open space, without anybody watching, I will make a two-hour or more masterclass next Thursday. I am sorry to have wasted your time, and teaching for nobody because…

  • Noren curtain and Japanese maples

    The traditional Japanese Noren curtain is now hanging at the entrance to the bonsai workshop in the garden. The classic Japanese Noren curtain The classic Noren curtain has been used in Japan to keep curious eyes from looking in, but more important to keep the…

  • Satsuki Azalea flower on display

    It´s flower time for Satsuki Azalea. This season two of them are showing changing colors. Usually, all flowers are white but some branches are more or less stepping back to a stronger genetic. Pots are Japanese, and accent pots are by the hands of Elsebeth…

  • New Tokonoma in the studio

    For a few years now a garden Tokonoma has been established in the Kisetsu-en bonsai garden. I always dreamed about having an indoor Tokonoma as well to display bonsai all year around. Our house isn’t that big though so it was first when my wife…

  • Dragon Bonsai shohin workshop

    Photos: Ming Moreland Thanks to everybody who attended the sold-out shohin workshop at Dragon Bonsai this weekend. Already rescheduled for next year and sold out within minutes plus reservations. Started with a talk about seasonal growth and how to get the best growth on shohin…