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Behind the Shohin Course

Today the Shohin course at Bonsai Empire went live. You find it right here: https://www.bonsaiempire.com/courses/shohin-course Behind the production is a lot of work. And much thinking (believe it or not , laughing). It all started in India, after a talk with Oscar from Bonsai Empire, when we attended a large bonsai event there. We have talked …

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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 to use the Tokonoma the whole year. It gives me …

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Watch the transformation

Watch the transformation of a Juniperus chinensis. Learn how to do it yourself through step-by-step instructions and clear video recordings showing in detail processes. Sign up today 🙂 and watch this video and get full access to the archive. The new video shows you how to change a pre-bonsai Juniperus chinensis to a future promising …

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Styling a shohin Juniper

Next Monthly Theme at the videostudio will be a full styling demo with a pre-bonsai Juniperus chinensis.  Every detail of the styling is covered in a more than 40 minutes video, covering every aspect of aesthetical, technical and growing issues associated with the styling. Watch the raw material turn into a beautiful future shohin bonsai. Released …

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Bonsai garden expanding

These days the new bonsai garden area is getting the finishing touches. Originally the bonsai garden was a bit smaller, but there  was an urgent need for more space. Because new trees are coming in for the Bonsai Video Studio recordings, and there simply wasn´t room for the trees as it was. Secondly (but as …

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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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15 years with shohin bonsai

This year the Shohin Bonsai Europe website has been online for 15 years. Worth a small celebration I think, and an excellent excuse for a glass of wine on a Sunday evening. In the start the website was made to spread the knowledge of shohin bonsai when little appreciation and information was present. Today this …

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