• The Bonsai Show Live coming up

    In less than two weeks the Bonsai Show Live will take place at The International Centre in Telford (UK). Exhibition, demos and traders area amongst many things. If everything goes as planned I will bring books for signing, and the program for me so far…

  • The spirit of teaching bonsai

    Also send out as newsletter. I think my appreciation and dedication to teaching bonsai started many years ago. As I for the first time was asked to demonstrate in public and make a workshop. Since then I have found immense joy in bringing on my…

  • Bonsai hedge pruning

    Having a little fun yesterday, showing how NOT to prune your bonsai. Could be tempting to use an electric trimmer to shape the foliage pads. But it is not how bonsai is done. No shortcuts. Johnny Eslykke shows the delicate trimming of a 30 year…

  • Mistakes are the key to success

    The past weekend I enjoyed doing Shohin workshops and a bonsai demo in Poland. Teaching brings great joy when students are engaged and wants to learn. Bringing forward the level of bonsai relies on good students asking lots of questions. I have now gathered knowledge…

  • FREE Vlog 10 and bonsai social meeting

    This month the Vlog is free. Celebrating we aired Vlog number 10. Watch it at the bottom of this article or at the ♦ Vlog page. Sign up to watch all videos published. Yesterday I went to a bonsai social meeting at Martin Nielsens garden in Denmark. A…

  • Bonsai workshop night

    We actually worked more than speaking (gossiping). That’s true. Concentrated on giving my Pinus mugo the first initial styling after six years of focusing on back budding. I will get back with the story of that tree later. Torben working on a Scots pine and…

  • Christmas bonsai meeting

    We are three guys (middle aged to aged) meeting regularly to work with bonsai. We have done this for more than fifteen years now. Maybe close to twenty? December 22nd we had this year’s last meeting, doing bonsai as we use to, eating a meal…

  • Workshop at Nordic Bonsai

    A nice day with nice people at Nordic Bonsai today. Students progressed very nicely with good material, and made some future trees. Especially one brave student made the “Albek-cut” and formed the basics of a big Yew, making a step forward to a Shohin-bonsai in future.…

  • Cold spring meeting

    Baby its cold outside. And it shouldn't be. Its spring when I look in the calendar. Despite this and with a little help from the sun, we had a great meeting. A lot of questions and advice's, and good work with the trees.