Last night, the City of Perth held a function to honor the Japanese Ambassador. I was asked to put a few of my Australian native bonsai to grace the occasion.
Over the weekend the Bonsai Society of WA and the Bonsai Workshop WA Inc together held a very successful exhibition at the Morley Sports and Recreations Club. About 100 trees were on display. Lotterywest generously sponsored the event. About 2,000 people went thru the gate. Admission is by a gold coin donation to Lifeline. Here are some of the trees on display.
Modernistic display of 3 trees – L – R JBP, Baeckea, Wild Olive
Melaleuca Incana Nana
Leptospermum Polygaliforium/ L. Flavescens
Cork Bark Oak
Coastal Tea Tree
Salt Water Paperbark
NZ Tea Tree
In August I was in China. My main objective was to see the Huangshan Mountain Range. It is China’s most beautiful mountain. It is also most popular with tens of millions of visitors yearly. It is also China’s most well know mountain. It is a World Heritage Site. My first time up was a disaster. We were met with a storm. Heavy rain and very strong wind. So strong that they shut one cable car system and restricted the other to people with prepaid tickets only. It is very dangerous to walk on the mountain in such conditions. The fear of being stranded without shelter forced us to make a quick retreat down the mountain. We then made special arrangements to go up mountain again a few days later. Just magnificent. Sunshine at 21 C. I plan to go back next year. I have only seen about half of the mountain range. Here are some pictures to share. CJ
I was intrigued as to why two air layers did exactly the same way and at about the same location did not produce roots at the same time. So today I decided to have a closer look again. Guess what ? There are indeed roots on the other air layer as well. The length of the root on this air layer is about the same as those in the other one. So most likely they emerged at about the same time. I must have missed it on my first viewing. Here’s the photo:
On Sept 26th 12 I air layered this Japanese Maple. U can read it here. Today I spotted roots on one of the two air layers. 38 days to be exact. Now is to wait for the roots to fill up. Here’s the picture. CJ