• Summer Tokonoma display

    After a good rain all night and morning the sky cleared and the sun is back. Time well spent setting up a summer display at the Tokonoma. A summer display presenting a European Birch, Betula pendulla. Although still needing a bit of development a display…

  • Bonsai garden expansion and then some…

    The bonsai garden upgraded to version 2.0. 6 years ago we moved to this plot. With an uncontrolled wild garden neglected for some years. A lot of work has been put into changing it to what now is a calm and peaceful bonsai garden. Everything…

  • It´s Almost Friday 14

    Looking into air layering, Zoom meeting, Forsythia second step and a Tokonoma display. These are the headlines at today’s Almost Friday, and we also talk a bit about the Zoom LIVE Q&A tonight. Full members-only edition today at https://shohin-europe.com/almost-friday-video/ A shorter free episode on YouTube.…

  • The creative shohin display VIDEO

    This is a free version to watch from our series of bonsai and shohin-bonsai. The creative display Searching for a different display, with an offset from the original concept and idea of displaying. With a twist. Please enjoy. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/TNMmPMu9oDM” /]

  • Flowers and grasses in the bonsai garden

    In my garden, I grow a small variety of plants as accents for my bonsai or just to stand alone. Accents can be everything with flowers or non-flowering species like grasses. Accents for bonsai or stand-alone The purpose of growing small plants for bonsai is…

  • Tokonoma in the garden

    On request I here show how the Tokonoma in my bonsai garden was established. It was built during the summer 2016. I did not do a sketch first, so no drawings and precise measures are available. The inner space is a bit larger than a…

  • Tokonoma display

    The garden Tokonoma is used on a daily basis. On rainy days I keep tables and scrolls out, and just set up a basic display. Sometimes just a Suiseki. Other days a proper display with scrolls and tables are included. Like today. The point is…

  • Morning lights

      The nice thing about being up early (if you can’t sleep anyway) is the quietness and light. I really enjoy taking a tour around the garden in the morning, viewing bonsai setting new growth rapidly at this time of the year. At the moment…

  • Tokonoma garden display

    A wonderful day before winds will be ripping off some leaves the next days. The Tokonoma was used to do some recordings for next years new videos. I will later this year announce some news about these videos, so stay tuned. Cliffhanger intended. The tree…