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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 old boxwood and each small twig is trimmed by cutting …

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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 through 25 years of mistakes growing bonsai. And mistakes are …

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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 lucky weather day. Sunshine almost all day, made it a …

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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 some more. Shohin trimmed and getting ready for the first …

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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 and enjoying ourselves. This time it was at Johnny Eslykke´s …

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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. Thanks for being there, to both my Danish friends and …

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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.

Bonsai works in India

At my recent travel to India I did a lot of work during my stay. One of the tasks was to refine or totally restyle some already established bonsai. Also a few Shohin was made from raw material. Here I will show some of the trees I have done, with the kind assisting by my …

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