Niks workshop in Finland

The story continues! Chris in April 2018 and now Nik Rozman, September 2018. And boy what a workshop it was! This time I realized that our material can…

Finland hosted the first bonsai workshop, with Chris Thomas

…at least according to the data I have, this is the first official bonsai workshop in Finland with the teacher beside the shorter visit by Tony Tickle around…

Flowers for music

My chaenomeles japonica started creating flower buds already in October last year. This winter is so far so warm that I was hardly keeping the winter storage cold…

The Tickled larch

Seeing growth in all of the shoots I left on the tree since the first styling I decided to make the tree more compact. Starting state:        …

Juniperus Communis “Repanda” cliff, December 2017

2 years ago with the bonsai friends we experimented with creating stone plantings and out of some slate stone I created a cliff looking “pot”.        …

Sunlight and Temperatures: Finland versus Europe, part II

In the previous post the amount of sunlight in Finland was compared against some cities in Europe. The sunlight itself is not enough for the plant to thrive….

Jinning the too big branch, November 2017

  In previous session I was happy with overall design but the right branch was way too big. Now was time to correct that. Starting from: After removing…

Sunlight: Finland versus Europe

Idea of my “research” was to compare the conditions to grow bonsai between Finland and the rest of Europe. Potential of solar energy in Finland, the name tells…

Cold frame – Upgrade II

  I needed more space so I decided to redesign the cold frame. The walls should be upright, not anymore under angle so more trees can fit if…

Willow forest

Two years ago got one bigger branch from willow (Salix fragilis ‘Bullata’) in Kuivalahti which pieces I have put directly into water. I got all of them root and…