Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Bonsai Show

Canberra Bonsai Society is happy to announce the annual bonsai show will be held at the Canberra High School from 10-11 October 2020. ACT COVID-19 rules will apply. We look forward to seeing you there!

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A WORK PROGRESSING by Lee Wright

Melaleuca linarifolia ‘Claret Tops’ is a beautiful Australian native that is easy to develop and brightens your bonsai bench with the new claret tipped foliage. Pruning is a delight due to the aroma of the leaves. It’s a great tree […]

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For Your Information

A new bonsai podcast, Bonsai Wire, is now available on podcast apps: http://bonsaiwirepodcast.com. Michael Hagedorn, Jonas Dupuich, Andrew Robson and John Eads cover topics in a roundtable format and interview others for their viewpoints. CALLING AUSTRALIAN BONSAI & PENJING ARTISTS […]

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Need New Bonsai Tools or Wire?

200mm bud/leaf/small branch scissors  $15.00 each Japanese cut paste (100g) for sealing wounds, cuts etc $18.50 each 3 pack bottletop watering spouts (fine, medium, soaker) $5.00 per pack   Available for collection from Maureen at Telopea (mob: 0414 713 683) […]

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Root Work by Lee Wright

When repotting a clerendendron I noted a prominent nebari root growing across the trunk of the tree. It wasn’t really unsightly but it was disrupting the line of the trunk and with more years and a thicker development it would […]

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FYI: Earth and Fire 2020 & Bonsai and Shohin Open Competition 2020

Re: Earth and Fire 2020 Dear Fellow Bonsai Enthusiasts, I am sorry to inform you that Earth & Fire 2020 Bonsai Pot Exhibition & Sale, which we were planning to hold on the 25th & 26th of July in Sydney […]

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Developing Roots by Lee Wright

This is a trident maple, about 30 cm tall, with a lot of potential and coming along very well but the widespread roots are not attractive and diminish the quality of the tree. I accepted this for several years (when […]

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BSA Bonzai Zoom

For the last couple of months the BSA has been trialing weekly Zoom meetings. For the first month or so four members tried to get their their heads around how this would work and what the the format would be […]

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What to do in July

Now winter has well and truly arrived and it’s time to get going with the repotting of deciduous trees, if you haven’t already started. Some of the species you should be working on include crabapples, maples, elms, wisteria, flowering prunus […]

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Winter Spraying with Lime Sulphur by Andrew Edge

Being the first month of winter also means it’s the first of three ‘bench sprays’ over the next three months. I like to do any spraying on the first weekend of the month- that way I remember to do the […]

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