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.

Before

After

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

Pyracantha – Firethorn

Saikei Planting
Spruce
Sergeants Juniper
Black Pine
Black Pine

Weeping Sticky Wattle

Black Pine
Suiseki with Chinese Elm