May Demonstrator: Ashley Brown

Ashley chose swamp cypress, five big swamp cypress, for last month’s demonstration and with quite a bit of elbow grease styled them into a large forest setting. Swamp cypress is a species that he enjoys working with due to its […]

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June Demonstrator: Tony Bebb

Tony started bonsai in 1985 as a teenager working in his family’s bonsai nursery in Brisbane under the keen eye of his father Lindsay. Here, Tony developed his skills through growing and working with bonsai for the next sixteen years. […]

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Mondo Monster

Mini mondo grass can look nice with a bonsai or in a setting to give the right ambience but it can be deadlier than it looks from its petite size. The roots can form a thick, solid mat in the […]

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April Demonstrator: Hugh Grant and Casuarinas

Hugh’s choice of tree for last month’s demonstration was Casuarina or more precisely, Allocasuarina which are a favourite his. Commonly known as she-oak, Casuarina and Allocasuarina are in the same family but Allocasuarina are only found in Australia while Casuarina […]

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May Demonstrator: Ashley Brown

Well known bonsai nurseryman, Ashley Brown has been surrounded by plants all his life. He started his horticultural career in 1985 working for one of Australia’s largest propagation nurseries, has owned his own nurseries from 1993 and as a result […]

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Bonsai Society of Australia Annual Show 2019

Bonsai Society of Australia 2019 Exhibition Information Print Version

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A Little Morte on Wiring

To do good bonsai wire is a necessity but some people can’t seem to see the reason. Cruel, they say. Can’t you do it another way? Not really. You have little control over the shape of a branch using weights […]

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Dothistroma Needle Blight and Wooley Pine Aphid

Dothistroma needle blight is more commonly known as red tip or red band disease. To the best of my knowledge it first appeared in the radiata pine forests around Cooma NSW and is rumoured to have been introduced to Australia […]

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Anatomy of Shohin Display: Jonas Dupuich

Anatomy of a Shohin Display is reprinted by courtesy of Jonas Dupuich and Bonsai Tonight   Anatomy of a shohin display One of the first displays to catch my attention at this year’s Gafu-ten exhibit featured six trees and an accent […]

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March Demonstrator: Joe Morgan-Payler

Enjoyed by members and visitors alike, Joe Morgan-Payler’s visit was a great success with an excellent demonstration and a full day and evening of workshops. For a change, members were invited to bring trees they would like Joe to work […]

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