Bonsai Calendar 2018

Date Event Details Sydney     August 24-26th 19th Annual Tops Workshop The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops September 14-16th Bonsai Society of Australia Annual Show Harvey Lowe Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Showground Road, Castle Hill NSW     September […]

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Christmas Party 4th December

We are having a new look evening with all new games with the aim of raising some funds for your club while having some fun.   What to bring: Yourself and a partner or friend for a fun night A […]

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February Demonstrator: Ray Macaway

Popular School of Bonsai teacher and regular visiting demonstrator to our club, Ray needs no introduction. He has written the definitive article on wisteria as bonsai and we are very lucky to have him come to explain his techniques for […]

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Figs

Ficus (or figs) is a genus of close to 1000 different species which include trees, shrubs, vines and epiphytes all belonging to the mulberry family (Moraceae).  Some begin life as hemi epiphytes – seeds that are dispersed by birds and […]

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November Demonstrator: Brenda Parker

What a great demonstration Brenda gave last month covering all aspects of training, repotting and caring for azaleas. Brenda brought three azaleas to illustrate her talk; a sentimental choice that needed work, the azalea she worked on at our show […]

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A bit of fun for the Holidays: Kokedama

Kokedama is a traditional Japanese art form that uses moss as a container to hold a plant. Usually used as companion plants for display kokodama are fun to make and easy to maintain. These notes come from a workshop I […]

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I am not young enough to know everything by Mick Balzary

Mick has contributed to the bonsai community with articles and demonstrations as visiting tutor for the AABC over many years and has donated bonsai to the NBPCA. Over the past 40 years of bonsai I have learnt a little bit […]

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October Demonstration by Sean Hood

As expected Sean presented a most interesting and thought provoking demonstration last month. Sean’s aim was to show how one could take one’s bonsai to the next level without spending ‘mega’ bucks. As usual, Sean was well prepared to illustrate […]

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November Workshop: Root over Rock Figs with Ian White

This month Ian is leading our workshop and will explain, step by step, how to develop a beautiful root over rock fig bonsai; so gather your figs, your rocks and all the necessary bits and pieces and come along to […]

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November Demonstrator: Brenda Parker

Always knowledgeable and entertaining Brenda Parker is our final demonstrator for 2018. President of the Illawarra Bonsai Society, Brenda is well known as an expert on azaleas, figs, kusamono and suiseki. With forty years experience in bonsai there is not […]

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