May 2013 Monday Demonstration

The Bonsai Society of Victoria Monday Meeting in May 2013 was a discussion and styling demonstration by Joe about Black Pines.  There were many questions covering most aspects of growing and styling.   Black Pines are strong trees that grow well although there are many views about how best to balance growth and achieve shorter needles and internodes.  Joe is currently using heavy periods of fertilising and a two stage candle pruning process to achieve good outcomes.

Some photos of Joe’s demonstration Black Pine with before and after detail images.



A variety of other trees were on display and images of some are included below.

Pyracantha – Firethorn

Saikei Planting
Sergeants Juniper
Black Pine
Black Pine

Weeping Sticky Wattle

Black Pine
Suiseki with Chinese Elm 

BSV Sale Day Reminder

Society members are reminded that the Sale Day is on this Sunday, 2 June 2013 at 10am until 12 noon unless sold out earlier.  The sale will be located at the Masonic Centre, 31-33 Strathalbyn Street, East Kew( our previous meeting venue) with a $2 admission charge.  Buyers will be admitted at 10am on a first come first served basis,  We look forward to seeing you there.

May Saturday Styling Review

The Society is sure you are all enjoying the lovely foliage colours of autumn.  Here is a sample from Bright.

Autumn colours

The meeting discussed each bonsai and talked about the types of pots to be used to create the best displays.  Photos of several are included below.

Black Pine
Black Pine

Black Pine

Chinese Elm

Crab Apple


Red Pine


Japanese Maple