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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A TIMELY REMINDER: MONDO MONSTER

Working on a neglected maple forest last week reminded me of Lee Wright’s warning about mondo grass in a previous newsletter. The under-plantings in this setting were totally overgrown and needed radical thinning or removal. Military grass, violets, miniature ivy […]

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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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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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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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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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BSA Business – Important Reminders

BSA fees are due this month and are as follows: Membership Joining fee $12.00 Annual fee $35.00 Students $25.00 Family (at same address) $40.00   For your information here are the demonstrators for the first half of this year. February […]

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Can’t Help Myself

After attending the AABC Conference in Melbourne, I was motivated to attack my very raw black pine, which was calling out for a drastic work over. The pine had 25cm long candles and required some major reconstruction. I removed the […]

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