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…

All sizes bonsai workshop

Big and smaller bonsai was part of the bonsai workshop at Torben Brenfeldt this past Saturday. Nice to be part of a workshop in a friendly atmosphere, just working on trees all day long, finishing with a BBQ at night. Many well known Danish faces turned up this day, working on quality trees. A helpful…

Shohin deutzia

The beautiful flowers at the Slender deutzia are about to open. Deutzia gracilis, 15 cm heigh, is placed in a Japanese pot by Bikoh Horie. The flowering period is long, with the bright white flowers opening after some weeks.

Shohin bonsai weekend workshop

A really great weekend workshop with my German friends at the Bonsai Werkstatt in Düsseldorf. I may be a bad teacher, because the same people seems to need coming back to the workshop. Also new friends arrived, and everybody worked really dedicated through both days. Many high quality shohin trees and future trees were brought…

Shohin display workshop

Photos from the my recent workshop at the local club Vestjylland in Denmark, dealing with Shohin Bonsai display. Photos: Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Bonsaiværkstedet. ‪#‎photos‬ ‪#‎shohin‬ ‪#‎bonsai‬ ‪#‎bonsaivaerkstedet‬ ‪#‎denmark‬ ‪#‎display‬

Udstilling i De Japanske Haver / Exhibition Japanese Gardens

Den årlige udstilling i De Japanske Haver med Fuchi Bonsai (Johnny Eslykke, Torben Pedersen og Morten Albek), har netop fundet sted. Som sædvanligt pænt besøgt, og med mange interesserede. Vi fik også hjulpet nogle videre med deres bonsai. / Another successful exhibition and workshop with Fuchi Bonsai at the Japanese Gardens in Denmark.  Exhibition and…

Shohin skål / Shohin pot

En ny skål fra Takao-Koyo er tilføjet samlingen. / A new pot by Takao-Koyo has been added to the collection. Det er den anden skål jeg har fra Takao-Koyo, og begge i blå nuancer. Det er vigtigt at have skåle i forskellige farver når der laves opstillinger med Shohin bonsai. Skålene tilføjer variation i opstillingen, og understreger…

Bonsai oase / Bonsai Oasis

Ude på landet ved Changzhou ligger der en lille oase. Outside Changzhou a small bonsai Oasis is found. Kina er overraskende på mange måder. Shanghaiområdet er fladt, og der ligger konstant en varmedis over landskabet. Efter fire timers bustur ,der var sat til 1 time, ankom gruppen til en lille oase ude på landet, hvor der for…