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New year – new visions – new name

(Edited January 14). A new year is often followed by new visions. This will be true this year, although we do not make big changes just because of the New Year. We do it when it feels right. That is now. 🙂 Bonsai collection Changing the expression of the bonsai activities. Most know only about …

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The small difference with the great importance

The small difference with the great importance. Deciduous trees and conifers growths differently. It is important to include this in the design of bonsai. Take a walk in the forest or at a hillside. Observe how branches forms and think about why.   Reflecting nature The monthly theme digs deeper into why and how bonsai …

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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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Happy autumn

Autumn, (and I do repeat myself year after year) is one of my favourites. When it gets colder here in Northern Europe, the colours of deciduous trees change. For now it is still warm, but this will slowly change. Deciduous trees change their leaf colors from the darker summer green tones to yellow, brown or …

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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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Morning lights

  The nice thing about being up early (if you can’t sleep anyway) is the quietness and light. I really enjoy taking a tour around the garden in the morning, viewing bonsai setting new growth rapidly at this time of the year. At the moment the Deshojo maple leaves are looking great with their spring …

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Springtime?

Spring has been strange recent years. Stranger than normal. Now we wait for the spring snow to disappear and warmer weather to enter the property. Come on please. 🙂 Pictures from a white garden that should be green.

Art and bonsai relationships

Bonsai art and traditional art brought together. Bonsai art doesn’t have to stand alone as a separate art form. For years sculptures have been exhibited at galleries and art museums in connection with paintings. It is, for me, a natural thing blending art forms like bonsai and sculptures. Or bonsai with paintings for that matter. …

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Loading spring bonsai tutorials

Spring is coming soon, and spring is loading at the Bonsai Video Studio soon with video tutorials. We do that with the next two themes. First one is focusing on bonsai pots. Thereafter a huge theme on bonsai repotting will be released. Morten Albek goes through soil types, pruning roots, difference between shohin and larger trees …

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Bonsai winter storage and styling a Yamadori pine

Winter storage This winter has been very unchallenging when thinking about bonsai survival. Little freezing and only in very short periods when it finally decided to drop by. So far so good. Despite that, trees are stored in a cold part of the house with good natural light. Why store them protected from almost nothing …

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