March Saturday Styling Review

Red Box after bushfire treatment

Native plants as bonsai was the focus for the BSV Saturday Styling Review in March 2013.  Members attending had the opportunity to review many species including eucalypts, tea trees, wattles, figs, melaleucas, banksia and olives.  One of the more unusual species was a Huon Pine group of three – a somewhat undisciplined species according to its owner but it is still alive after 30 years of care.  Members were also able to assess the effectiveness of the bushfire approach to encouraging new growth on a Red Box tree.  Photos of many of the trees at various stages of development are included below.

Mountain Ash
Red Gum
Gray Box trunk

Weeping Wattle
Coastal Tea Tree

Tea Tree

Coastal Tea Tree Group


Huon Pine Group

Bottlebrush – new planting angle?

Canadian Hemlock

Fig over BIG rock

Fig over tree stump


Agonis – before adjustment

Agonis – after adjustment 

Banksia marginata