Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition – Part 3

This is part three and the last part of the exhibition. After being in the same location and using the same setup for at least six years I think it is time for a re-vamp of this show. When I originally saw this setup I was impressed with the thought behind it – the use of corrugated backing to “emulate” the old Australian country atmosphere. As time has gone that look is now tied and the room where it is held is too small to provide a proper display. Hopefully the committee that runs/organised the show will be looking to improve it for next year.

On with the last photos that I took.

Kunzea phylicoides designed to represent a tree on a small hill that has withstood the ravages of weather
Westringia fruticosa ‘Zena’ purchased as nursery stock specifically for bonsai
Acacia howittii purchased as stock from a bonsai nursery and has been in training for approx seven years
Grevillea rosemarinifolia ‘Scarlet Sprite’ is hardy in pot culture and delights with its late winter to spring flowers
Kunzea phylicoides ‘Snowman’ and has a profusion of small white flowers in January/February
Banksia marginata in training for approx three years
Eucalyptus mannifera after only two years of training
Melaleuca linarilfolia ‘Claret Tops’ is a tough tree with with bright red foliage tips at times throughout the year
Eucalyptus sideroxylon is only 15 years old but already a sizeable bonsai with developing fine ramification

4 thoughts on “Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition – Part 3

  1. Hi Watto

    Hope you and yours are well.

    It’s just great to see your site back running again. For months I went to the link and was taken back to June/July 2019 but now it’s all good.

    Oh I’ve self isolated from golf, so bonsai are getting plenty of attention!

    Kind Regards
    Paul Carey

    • Hi Paul,
      I am also in self isolation but fortunately I have plenty of things to keep me busy. Its disappointing that many bonsai activities that I had planned to attend have been cancelled and our trip to America is also on hold.
      Jude and I are both well.

  2. Yes Watto!
    Finally the site is active again – have been missing viewing this too.
    Nice to see the majority of these trees potted up in aussie made pots – the colours and textures work well with the natives & it makes sense that we show / support all our talented potters.
    Keep calm.

    • Thanks. Technology is not my go but now it up and going again I hope to be able to make regular posts.
      Good thoughts on the talent of our Australian potters and I am patiently waiting for the results of the pot show/contest at the national collection this month but as the collection is now closed I suppose that will have to wait?

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