Video – passion for bonsai

Photographer and video journalist Nicolai Brix from http://www.b-visuals.dk has shot a beautiful 2. min. piece about my passion for bonsai. (With English subtitles). Beneath the video a few photos from the recordings in the garden, and the finished bonsai I worked on during the movie.    

Feel feel the love for bonsai

In Japan is this year a very special bonsai art exhibition and performance taking place. Different artist, photographers, graphic designers i.e. are together with bonsai artist Masashi Hirao displaying bonsai in very refreshing new way during the Feel Feel Bonsai event. Feel feel the love for bonsai when you watch the pictures very kindly brought here with…

New Tokonoma

Just finished building a new Tokonoma in my bonsai garden. A place for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of bonsai. The Tokonoma (床の間, toko-no-ma), or just toko (床), is a special niche used to set up items to appreciate. Seen in Japanese reception rooms, at temples, and at bonsai gardens. In a private house, the Tokonoma may…

Sweet sixteen Shohin

All through af Danish bonsai. Today it is sixteen years ago, that I started up a Prunus avium bought at a local garden nursery in Denmark. Prunus avium is a classic native Danish plum tree, also seen in the wild in between. At this moment it is placed in a pot by Per Toxvaerd, and…

Bonsai and pots in the heat

These warm summer days (that we are not blessed with too often this summer), it is important to provide some partial shade for especially smaller bonsai. Small shohin bonsai are easily dried out during a warm day, and partial shade in the middle of the day is essential in midd summer. Use a net for…

The smaller they get

One of my favourite trees for bonsai is Trident maples. Acer buergerianum leaves have a special delicate and sharp form that I appreciate. Add to this the summer green freshness and  golden fall colours. At the moment the Trident maple stands 11 cm in height. This will not last forever though, because it will outgrow the…

Tokonoma and Tsukubai

The summer holidays are used to build up the new bonsai garden, after we moved here half a year ago. At the moment I am building an outdoor Tokonoma for bonsai displaying. Not only for the cause of visitors but also for my own sake. It heightens the aesthetic value and appreciation of a bonsai…

Albek Bonsai hjemmeside

Morten Albek genoptager sin hjemmeside på dansk / New Morten Albek bonsai website in Danish Efter at jeg en årrække udelukkende har skrevet om bonsai på engelsk, genoptager jeg min danske side. Her vil mange af de artikler jeg normalt skriver på engelsk på http://www.shohinblog.com komme i en dansk version – plus andet. Du kan…