This tree/shrub was rescued (dug) from a garden more than ten years ago and has been in training since about 2011. It was originally a triple trunk however one of the trunks was removed to provide some simplicity. Always my … Continue reading →
At most shows and exhibitions there are a few prizes for the best trees and Canberra is no exception. So without further ado, here are the winners. In third place an English Hawthorn. In second place a Sabina Juniper. Drum … Continue reading →
Last weekend I attended to Canberra Bonsai Society exhibition/show at their new location and it was very good. Large space, separate area for the vendors and sales and the lighting was better than you normally have. It was also located … Continue reading →
There were a couple of “winners” from the exhibition, plus there was also some goodies to purchase. It appears that the corky bark Chinese elms were a hit with the public as well as with the judge. If you had … Continue reading →
Last weekend the local bonsai society held its annual exhibition. This year we had a new location again and the space available was terrific. There was plenty of room for the exhibition itself, for a sales area (very important) and … Continue reading →
This small yamadori English elm was dug in about 2005 or so and has been under various bonsai cultivation techniques over the years. It has also been here a couple of times and I personally think it looks best when it is in the winter state (no leaves) so you can appreciate the ramification.
However it does have a degree of interest in the spring as well when the new leaves open, and so I took a photo and I thought I would share.
It does need a bit of a trim and tidy up, and that will happen over the next few weeks but for now I just enjoy it as it is.
Atlantic cedars loose all their needles progressively and are usually on the tree for about three years. So is it possible to defoliate so all the needles are removed at the one time? This is how the tree looked last … Continue reading →