February Demonstrator: Allan Peck

Allan has been practising bonsai from 2004 and has great knowledge and experience which he shares as a visiting speaker to clubs all over NSW. His focus is on the collection of, mostly native, mature wild trees. Allan’s aim is […]

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Workshop 2022

Next year our monthly workshops will change a little with four being dedicated to specific topics and skills and the other seven having suggestions for timely work. You can still bring what you would like to work on or the […]

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Privet Makeover: Lee Wright

Have this charming little privet, all of 16 cm high. The trunk has great movement, showy roots and a mushroom top. What more can you ask for? The problem was, the roots were getting too big and the top had […]

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From Permanent Collection of the NBPCA: Leigh Taafe

The bonsai pictured below is believed to be the oldest tree in Australia to have been grown and designed specifically for bonsai that is still alive today. It was kindly donated to the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia […]

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November Demonstration: Michael Hood

Michael gave an excellent demonstration last month which was much enjoyed by all present. Using an old yamadori olive with terrific exposed roots (Neagari) that he collected 4-5 years ago, Michael walked us through the process of getting collected material […]

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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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