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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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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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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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Jaaryd Bailey at the Central Coast Bonsai Club

With boarders opened at last, there has been the opportunity to see interstate bonsai artists demonstrate again, even if there’s a bit of travel involved. Jarryd Bailey, from Montane Bonsai in Tasmania, has been a visiting demonstrator at both Bonsai […]

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Around my Bonsai Benches by Lee Wright

ACCENT PLANTS I prefer small trees, mini, shohin with a few medium… arthritis in my hands… scourge of ageing. I enjoy creating beautiful trees with these sizes but the downside is having small enough accent plants. I have started collecting […]

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PORTULACARIA AFRA- JADE : DON DELUCA

When jade is taken as cuttings, it’s very important to remember that you are dealing with a succulent. If the base of the cutting is not allowed to dry out for a few days the inner wood can rot out […]

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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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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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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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HANDY HINT- Bread Bag Closures: Lee Wright

Are we missing a cheap bonsai aid by throwing out the plastic tabs that seal the bread bags? They are easy to clip around a small branch and can help keep track of certain tasks without having a plastic marker […]

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