Its not quite winter yet but the wind has been blowing a gale, its raining (sideways) and its freezing cold. That’s all the ingredients necessary for a bonsai to be blown off the bench and that is what happened.
The spruce that hit the deck was due for a repot this spring but this early in the season is not what it needed.
It was in an old Japanese pot and needed one slightly larger but alas I haven’t got another Japanese pot so during the emergency repot it was placed into a Chinese pot as a temporary measure. I hope that in the spring (the proper repotting time) I can slip it out of its temporary home and put it in a new home more in keeping with the tree.
Old Japanese pots are difficult to find now so if I’m looking a bit sad, that’s the reason. Looking on the bright side, no branch damage to the tree so now it gets a little rest before the next intervention.
It seams that Australian native plants as bonsai has been a theme recently and what has struck me was the number of trees designed in the literati or bunjin style.
For many years I have been a fan of this style and it is pleasing to me to see the Australian native species being used as examples of the style. Following are a few examples of the bonsai on display at various locations.
I hope that by breaking the standard bonsai exhibition way of doing things we will see many more Australian native plant exhibitions in the future. Of course the difficulty is to get quality bonsai on show but one of the … Continue reading →
One of the best aspects of exhibitions is the ability to just look at bonsai on display and appreciate them for their own uniqueness and also to see how they have been trained. With that in mind, a few more … Continue reading →
The annual AABC convention was held in Melbourne this year and Ryan Neil was the star demonstrator and also conducted some workshops for lucky participants. I say lucky because the workshops booked out very early. This year heralded a watershed … Continue reading →
On 11 May 2019 I attended the the exhibition put on by the Bonsai Study Group in Sydney. A cool day weather wise greeted us but the company was welcoming and warm. I know I say this ad nauseam but … Continue reading →