Today I had the opportunity to attend a demonstration sponsored by the Canberra Bonsai Society featuring Mauro Stemberger. I had a great day. The usual suspect of a juniper that looked like it was grown around a pole was presented, … Continue reading →
Ivy is an unusual subject for bonsai and probably quite underrated. Older specimens have good trunks, they are evergreen, are relatively disease free, they flower, and subsequently fruit, come in a few varieties and with regular trimming good formations can … Continue reading →
During a recent trip to the local rubbish dump to dispose of some green waste I noticed a piece of timber that I thought might be useful in the construction of a bonsai display stand, or two. It was very … Continue reading →
What do you get a person with everything they need, simple answer is another tree to play with! This tree was given to me by my family who couldn’t decide what to buy me for a birthday so they all … Continue reading →
One of the things I really enjoy doing is volunteering at the National Bonsai & Penjing Collection of Australia which is in Canberra. Some time ago a new bonsai was on loan to the exhibition, an olive, and I was … Continue reading →
This privet was dug maybe ten years ago but I have been a bit neglectful with it and not given it enough attention. The leaf color is not a vibrant green like most other privets, there is a hole through … Continue reading →
There were a few trees that I really liked at the exhibition and a few that I couldn’t get a reasonable photo of and they are in this post. This was my favorite tree, a small and very simple design … Continue reading →
On 17 & 18 March 2018 an exhibition of Australian native plants as bonsai was held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. I went for a look on the Sunday in very unfriendly weather conditions. In fact most … Continue reading →
I have been a bit lax in postings recently, but to get back on track here is a new pot that I purchased last weekend. I say new because its new to me but it has been used by the previous owner so that gives it some character.
It is a pot by Pat Kennedy and it is beautiful (in my opinion) and I plan to use it this coming re-potting season which is only five or six months away.