2017 July Sat Workshop, Children’s Day & Grafting Masterclass

The Saturday workshop in July was bustling with activity.  In addition to working on their trees, members could also participate in the Children’s Day activities or join the Grafting Masterclass.

The Bonsai Society of Victoria organised the Children’s Day activities to introduce and share our interest in bonsai by enabling our members to work with their children and grandchildren to create a bonsai together.  Every child attending was shown how to make a bonsai with a plant and pot provided.  The wonderful bonsai created were for the children to keep and enjoy for many years to come.  Several examples of work in progress are included below.

Children's Day Activities
Children’s Day Activities
Children's Day Activities
Children’s Day Activities
Children's Day Activities
Children’s Day Activities

Many thanks to Peter for running the Grafting Masterclass in Max’s absence.  Peter took participants through the basics of grafting crab apples on to a different root stock.  See examples below.

Grafting Masterclass
Grafting Masterclass
Grafting Masterclass
Grafting Masterclass
Grafting Masterclass
Grafting Masterclass
Grafting Masterclass
Grafting Masterclass

There was also lots of workshop activity on trees and examples of this work are included below.

Black Pine - Before
Black Pine – Before
Black Pine - After
Black Pine – After
Black Pine - Before
Black Pine – Before
Black Pine - After
Black Pine – After
Trident Maple
Trident Maple
Black Pine Styling
Black Pine Styling