Choosing the right pot for your bonsai

(Reprinted by courtesy of Sydney City Bonsai Club) At the May meeting Lee Wright gave a great talk about bonsai pots. Here are some notes from her talk. “You change your clothes to suit the occasion and so you should […]

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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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Our Annual Show

We have our show dates at last and this means we have until mid-September (just six short weeks) to get our trees ready for display. Why not display a tree or two this year and get them ready at our […]

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July Demonstration: Leong Chong

How does one deal with helping students style trees over time? With one’s own trees there is an ongoing plan (hopefully!) and relationship but how does a bonsai teacher keep a tree moving forward that he/she may only see once […]

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Helpful Hint

It has been such a warm lead up to winter and many deciduous trees are yet to lose their leaves. For these trees a period of dormancy is important, so if your deciduous trees still have their foliage, it should […]

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June Demonstration: Joe Morgan-Payler

For this demonstration, Joe used a forty year old Japanese black pine that had once been part of a group setting planted on a slab. He chose this tree as it had character and good ramification with which to work […]

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Bonsai Upcoming Events

Note: As of March 23, 2020, the BSA meetings and workshops will be cancelled until further notice due to the corona virus. Please contact the organizers for the events below for more details.   Aug 15 – 18 Tops Weekend […]

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Bonsai for Dummies

  The most important aspect of healthy bonsai is correct watering. The soil should be checked daily. All bonsai, regardless of the in ground situations in which they normally grow, always need moist soil when they are in a pot. […]

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From the Mountains to the Sea

BONSAI SHOW BONSAI SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA Inc presents   THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PUBLIC DISPLAY OF BONSAI IN AUSTRALIA     In Conjunction with the Orange Blossom Festival      When:   SATURDAY – SUNDAY   17TH – 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016 10AM TO […]

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Workshop featuring Sue “Death Cut” Brennan

Sue will be demonstrating on some of her own black pines, but be sure to bring yours for any advice you need. When: Saturday 14th November Time: 2pm to  5pm Where:  Normanhurst Public School – Normanhurst Road, Normanhurst. Cost: $10 […]

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