Bonsai Society of Australia Inc.

Posts By: Bonsai Admin

Cancellation of BSA Meeting & Workshop

Hello BSA Members It is with regret that our BSA meetings and workshops will be cancelled until further notice due to the corona virus. Good news is that the newsletter will continue to keep you up to date.

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Clinton’s Banksia

Clinton brought this lovely little tree to the February meeting to illustrate how good Australian natives are for bonsai. This is a dwarf variety and like all Banksia serrata, it has wrinkled, grey, knobbly bark and shiny green serrated leaves. […]

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February Demonstration Recap: Clinton Nesci

Clinton choose a neglected literati Juniper procumbens that had been languishing in the back of the nursery without much attention for some time and needed ‘a new style for the New Year!’ Literati trees are very different from fuller style […]

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March Demonstrator is Andrew Edge.

Andrew is a regular demonstrator, workshop leader and good friend to our club and is well known for his knowledge and friendly and thoughtful style. Bonsai has been a twenty-two year obsession for Andrew and this certainly shows as there […]

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What to do in March

Recent, much appreciated rain has meant that any time saved from the need for constant watering over summer, has now been substituted with the need to weed! It’s important to keep your trees as weed free as possible. Weeds will […]

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February Demonstrator: Clinton Nesci

What a great start to the year with Clinton as our first demonstrator. As you all know, Clinton has worked full time in the family nursery since 1989 and holds a Nursery Trade Certificate. He taught at the School of […]

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What to do in February

It’s been a very challenging summer this year with poor air quality, reduced light on some days due to smoke and stricter water restrictions because of low dam levels. It’s important though, to try to maintain your bonsai as best […]

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Wiring Division

Here are some simple rules and checks to improve your wiring: Wiring Rules same angle- 55-60 degrees same spacing no gaps pairing branches to wire at all times possible Wiring Checks (for secondary and tertiary branches only) enter shoulder (backside […]

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November Demonstrator: Peter Warren

For Peter’s demonstration, Ian brought a mature, well-styled cascade juniper that Peter described as ‘enjoying life in captivity’. It was, however, ready for a makeover!    To start, Peter opened up the trunk line by jinning the bottom branch and […]

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This Month’s Demonstration: Christmas Party!

The Christmas festivities will start after a short AGM to elect committee members for next year and then the fun begins. Bring a tree for last tree standing- always so much more fun if you are part of it. There […]

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