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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What to do in June

With the sun moving lower in the sky during the colder months, you may need to move your trees around to get more direct sun. As the days become shorter, it can be difficult to get enough hours of sunlight […]

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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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What to do in May

The weather is finally getting cooler and winter is on the way, so hopefully your deciduous bonsai will be starting to show some autumn colour. Keep the trees in full sun, if possible, as sunlight combined with cooler nights improve […]

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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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