Fuchi Bonsai is a local bonsai workshop group organized by Torben Pedersen,
Johnny Eslykke and me, setting up local bonsai events on the island of Funen,
Denmark. The fourth year in a row, we are invited to set up an exhibition at
the Japanese Gardens in Denmark. Also a workshop takes place, answering
questions from the public i.e.
Torben Pedersen at the workshop the previous
year at The Japanese Gardens.
Display by Morten Albek.
Spiraea cinera `Grefsheim┤
8 years development
Repotting a Berberis Shohin-bonsai
Springtime also has the sign of repotting over the door.
The very early and warm spring this year has forced the
spring-repotting to start early. In this slideshow you
can watch the steps of repotting a Berberis
shohin-bonsai that is served with a deeper pot for
better root growth.
Morten Albek started Shohin-bonsai Europe website October 15┤th 2003, - 10
10 years dedicated to develop and teaching shohin-bonsai
through the website with articles e.g. 20 years of experience growing
bonsai, and performing lectures, demos and
workshops internationally and locally.
Today Morten Albek is currently in the process of building a
new garden with a Japanese touch at his farmhouse at the Danish island Fyn
(Funen). Here the setting for the personal bonsai collection and teaching is
perfect. With Fuchi
Bonsai national events are arranged, and classes will be held with
education having focus on raising the level and quality of bonsai.
farm houses Albek Bonsai Studio which is the garden and workshop
facilities of Morten Albek. Here there are a smaller workshop room available
with a Tokonoma, as well as a large room for bonsai exhibition and workshop
area. The Albek Bonsai Studio is placed on the country side central in the
country, and therefore easy to reach.
Morten Albek has been working as a
cameraman and photographer
since 1989. But before that he has examined gardener with a speciality in orchids
in 1982. Morten
Albek started on his bonsai journey in 1993, and has since worked on
building up knowledge and skills, and is today teaching bonsai, especially
Back in 2003 when the website Shohin-bonsai Europe
website was published, little knowledge was available about shohin-bonsai in
Europe and elsewhere outside Japan. Today the website is probably the most visited website when
searching for information about Shohin-bonsai. Knowledge has increased and today
Shohin-bonsai is getting increasingly popular around the world.
Morten Albek published his book 'Majesty in Miniature, Shohin Bonsai, unlocking
the secrets of small trees'. In 2010 he also published his blog
www.shohinblog.com, featuring small notes, events and less heavier articles with
main focus on shohin-bonsai.
Morten Albek is a worldwide
recognized bonsai artists and has won many prizes. He is also featured in the
Jubilee book of Daizo Iwasaki and is on the Bonsai Club International artists
list i.e. Articles submitted for Bonsai Focus magazines and several websites as
well as books and other magazines internationally.
Lectures, workshops, and demos are
available for bonsai clubs, commercial bonsai dealers or others that may
have interest in bonsai, and wants to know more. Please contact me at e-mail
for further information and inquiries.
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