2013 July Monday Demonstration by Neil Padbury

Neil Padbury
Neil pointing out a styling issue.

On Monday evening, BSV members welcomed the demonstration by Neil Padbury from Shibui Bonsai.  Neil demonstrated and discussed his techniques for growing Trident Maples in the ground.  Aluminium plates are used to encourage the development of good nebari and regular trimming of roots and branches to develop good shape.  At this stage in their development, growth in the trees is somewhat unpredictable so Neil usually plants them in groups of 10 to 20 to provide reasonable range of options.  See the photos below for examples of root growth resulting from aluminium plates and an example of a tree after Neil had made some essential adjustments.

Shows relative root growth above and below the plate

Root growth above plate
Trimmed roots

Other trees displayed by members are included below.

Chinese Elms
Port Jackson Fig

Desert Ash
Chinese Quince
Trident Maple
Trident Maple

2013 Bonsai Exhibition October 5 and 6

Bonsai Exhibition 
presented by the Bonsai Society of Victoria Inc. 
October Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th
Box Hill Town Hall
1022 Whitehorse Rd Box Hill 3128 Mel 47E9
The Exhibition will display traditional Japanese, tropical, flowering and a comprehensive selection of Australian Natives bonsai.

A Sale Table will include bonsai, nursery stock and bonsai pots and supplies. 
Opening hours: Saturday 5th 9am-5pm and Sunday 6th 9am-4pm
See Links section on the right to access a copy of the flyer.  
Club members are encouraged to share with family, friends and colleagues so they can join us at the Exhibition.

July 2013 Saturday Styling Review

Another great selection of trees were reviewed at the July styling meeting including a wide selection of deciduous trees.  It is always interesting to see the underlying branch structure in these varieties.

Black pine
Seiju elm
Banksia trunk detail-from the side
English oak
Black Pine
Trident maple over rock with root grafts