Bonsai Society of Australia Inc.

Posts By: Bonsai Admin

2021 BSA SHOW

Despite the cancellation of the Earth and Fire Pot Display and Sale at the end of the month and the Central Coast Sales Day mid August, hopefully lockdown will be well and truly over before our show. So just a […]

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FYI: Bonsai-En: online bonsai shop and nursery in NSW Australia

Bonsai-En is an online bonsai shop and nursery in NSW Australia. We want to start supporting bonsai clubs around Australia which will also help support our growth to stock a larger range of quality bonsai supplies In Australia. We ship […]

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NATIONAL BONSAI AND PENJING COLLECTION AUSTRALIA UPDATE: Leigh Taafe

The National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) recently appointed its new Selection & Ambassadorial Committee (SAC). The SAC exists to act as ambassadors for the NBPCA at the grass roots level of the Australian bonsai community, to identify […]

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Solace by Lee Wright

I was so disappointed in missing out on the Earth and Fire Pot Sale, cancelled due to the lockdown, that I immersed my sorrow in checking out plants at the Rockdale Community Nursery. A row of $40 Leptospermum ‘Pink Cascade’ […]

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ALLAN PECK’S DEMONSTRATION

For his demonstration, Allan chose a weeping variety of swamp cypress (Taxodium distichum ‘Cascade Waters’). Native to the southern states of the USA, swamp cypress is the only deciduous conifer and often chosen for bonsai due to its fine feathery […]

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A TIMELY REMINDER: MONDO MONSTER

Working on a neglected maple forest last week reminded me of Lee Wright’s warning about mondo grass in a previous newsletter. The under-plantings in this setting were totally overgrown and needed radical thinning or removal. Military grass, violets, miniature ivy […]

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ILLAWARRA SHOW

Last month the Illawarra Bonsai Society held its annual show. What a pleasure to see so many beautiful trees expertly displayed. The two show days were extremely well attended, showing a genuine desire to see quality bonsai after a twelve […]

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SEASONAL PINE WORK

If you haven’t already, now is the time to prepare your pine trees for their spring growth. Maintenance now sets the tree up more even candle development in spring through balancing the energy of the tree by directing the energy […]

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COLLECTING MOSS AND CREATING TOP DRESSING: Andy Bello

As bonsai practitioners, we are always thinking about the past, present, and future aspects of our trees and the environments in which they live and grow. We constantly plan and prepare for the next step in the wonderful journey of […]

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What to do in June

With the sun lower in the sky during the colder months, you may need to move your trees around to get more direct sunlight. Keep frost tender trees under protection if frosts are likely in your area. To prevent your […]

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