February 2021 Demonstrator: Andrew Edge

Andrew is our first demonstrator for 2021 and brings great experience, deep knowledge and a sense of humour to his demonstrations which are always enjoyable. Whether it’s exotics or natives, Andrew’s enthusiasm for all bonsai is infectious (maybe not the […]

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What to do in December and January

Summer is a very busy time for the bonsai enthusiast. For many species, spring growth will continue and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes. Watering is the most important task during summer, because […]

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CANBERRA BONSAI SOCIETY SHOW 2020

Last month, despite the obstacles, Canberra Bonsai Society held their annual show and what a success it was. People queued quietly (and with social distancing it was a long queue) and once inside had the opportunity to buy all things […]

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APPRENTICE BONSAI: Lee Wright

Apprentice bonsai can be a bit odd with the stylist seeing future growth but others seeing only what their eyes see and doubting any future. This little Kunzea ambigua is a great example. It was obviously older stock at a […]

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What to do in November

During November, spring growth will continue and one must be mindful of keeping vigorous trees trimmed to encourage short internodes. Fast growing trees can be trimmed back to two leaves per branchlet, whilst less vigorous to four leaves. Australian natives […]

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NBPCA EARLY OCTOBER

Also at the NBPCA is this familiar pine.

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PORTULACARIA AFRA- JADE : DON DELUCA

When jade is taken as cuttings, it’s very important to remember that you are dealing with a succulent. If the base of the cutting is not allowed to dry out for a few days the inner wood can rot out […]

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What to do in October

Spring has most definitely sprung, and this is the time when most growth happens on the trees in our bonsai collections. Watering should now be done daily, unless rain occurs. Check afterwards that the soil is moist and the rain […]

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Canberra Bonsai Society Annual Bonsai Show

Canberra Bonsai Society is happy to announce the annual bonsai show will be held at the Canberra High School from 10-11 October 2020. ACT COVID-19 rules will apply. We look forward to seeing you there!

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A WORK PROGRESSING by Lee Wright

Melaleuca linarifolia ‘Claret Tops’ is a beautiful Australian native that is easy to develop and brightens your bonsai bench with the new claret tipped foliage. Pruning is a delight due to the aroma of the leaves. It’s a great tree […]

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