May 2012 Demonstrations
Society members were entertained and educated with three simultaneous demonstrations ably assisted by Master of Ceremonies Joe. Steve demonstrated how to remove and apply root grafts to a Trident Maple. Sally showed how to take a couple of interesting mallee roots, a few small Junipers, Mondo grass and some moss to create a very impressive Saikei or planted landscape. Gerard was able to take several trees and selected rocks and show how to get a root over rock bonsai started. Many helpful hints and discussions about particular aspects of the processes were shared.
|Root Grafting on a Trident Maple|
|Preparing a Pine for Root Over Rock|
|Fine Tuning the Saikei|
Several interesting trees were also on display.