Developing Additional Trident Roots by Lee Wright

Lovely trident, upper structure well developed and ramification coming along very nicely. But the nebari looked like two legs doing the splits. A couple of years ago I cut a path all along the front nebari, brushed on rooting hormone […]

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1951 Red Pine by Andrew Edge

I took over care of a Japanese red pine in December of 2017 from a very good friend who had had the tree for many years. It is an old Koreshoff pine that was grown from seed planted in 1951. […]

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CARE FOR AZALEAS AND CAMELLIAS: Brenda Parker

At this time of year a lot of azaleas and camellias have or will be finishing their flowering period. It is important that if you want to have them for bonsais, there are a few things that you must do […]

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NOVEMBER’S DEMONSTRATOR: Michael Hood

Michael has been practising bonsai since 1995 after working a few days at a bonsai nursery. He was then lucky enough to study with Lee Wilson for several years. For the past fifteen years, he has been working alongside his […]

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Finally Some Good News: Allan Harding

As of Monday 11th of October- Bonsai Society of Australia will again be holding our usual meetings. First is our club workshop on Tuesday, 19th October. Then, our monthly club meeting is on Tuesday, 2nd November. This meeting will feature […]

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The Laggard by Lee Wright

An elm that has greatly benefited from GoGo Juice. March 2018 – Well, the lower trunk was nice, and I thought the lower left branch would be the new apex. However, it thought differently and died, the little devil. I […]

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Gogo Juice by Lee Wright

I went to Bunnings to get some Seamungus to give my bonsai a shot in the arm but the only size they had was more than I could use, more than I could carry. Forget that. So I turned to […]

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COVID UPDATE

As you are all well aware, Sydney and its surrounds are in lockdown which has significantly impacted on BSA activities. Both our August and September meetings and workshops are cancelled as well as our show in September. There is good […]

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NEWS FROM THE NBPCA: Leigh Taafe

TOP STORY It’s not often you can send your bonsai collection around the world, but thanks to the latest stamp series from Australia Post, the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection of Australia (NBPCA) can do just that! Bonsai are the […]

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AUGUST’S DEMONSTRATION: John Marsh on ‘Preparing Your Trees for a Show’

As John’s demonstration had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions, he has kindly provided these detailed notes on preparing trees for show. So, after some time nurturing and styling your bonsai, the time has come when you think it […]

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