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shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2469

I would love to try a shohin but I do not know how to water and fertilize them.

it there a web site I can go to?
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Re: shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2472

Hi Patti,

The Bonsai Empire's website has a lot of useful information. Here are a few links:
www.bonsaiempire.com/care/watering
www.bonsaiempire.com/care/fertilizing
www.bonsaiempire.com/advanced/yamadori-shohin
www.bonsaiempire.com/related-arts/shohin

These are all listed in the Main Menu which is located in the dark gray box in the upper left hand side of this page...just above your name and profile picture or in the gray bar at the very top of the page located under the Bonsai Empire logo. Hope this helps! :)
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Re: shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2473

Thanks leslie for putting these links here.

Shohin is bonsai so the care is about the same. It's just another name for bonsais that are between 15 and 25cm. They are in smaller pots too so in general shohins need to be watered often.

They need to be fertilized the same as normal bonsai.

Good luck! :)
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Re: shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2478

Thank you, Youri...

Does our website have a progression or tutorial on how to create shohin? That would be awesome! :cheer:
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Re: shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2484

Hi Leslie,

We have articles about shohin.
www.bonsaiempire.com/related-arts/shohin
www.bonsaiempire.com/advanced/yamadori-shohin

Here is an article about pots used for shohin (and mame, these are smaller than 15cm).
www.bonsaiempire.com/advanced/shohin-pots

Here is an article about Koju-en, a shohin nursery in Japan.
www.bonsaiempire.com/bonsai-japan/koju-en

We have also many progressions articles, and I've searched through which trees are actually shohin (so between 15 and 25cm).

These trees in the progression articles are shohin sized bonsai:
www.bonsaiempire.com/progressions/hawthorn-yamadori
www.bonsaiempire.com/progressions/elm-training

Here is a tree that is 28cm so it isn't a shohin anymore, but it is also a very good article!
www.bonsaiempire.com/advanced/cotoneaster-styling

Also here is a very good video of making a shohin. I recommend the videos of GrahamWPotter, they are very good!


If you also want to see more videos about bonsai, you can search GrahamWPotter or Bjorvalabonsai on youtube or you can watch the videos on bonsaifarm.tv/ from Lindsay Farr, all those videos are great!

Hope this is enough information, I think so :)
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Re: shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2487

Awesome! Very rewarding to see all the information and more.
I haven't been to any bonsai web sites for 10 years. The direction you have given me has got to be the best. thank you. Not just for the shohin but for the live demos on technique and air layering. wonderful, I'm pretty far away from most bonsai nurseries and this is given me a lesson on demand.
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Re: shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2531

Thank you

Good post
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Re: shohin 6 years 6 months ago #2550

Thank you Youri for sharing such a wealth of information on Shohin! Very much appreciated! :woohoo:
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