In Oct. the Bonsai Society of West Australia held its' 2010 Exhibition. You can watch a short video clip of the event here:
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
I bought this azalea from John Coles Nursery a few years ago. I have lost the tag and is not sure which type of azalea this is. The scares of the major cut I made to the trunk are still visible. Azalea is a slow grower. They also tend to grow side ways. I hope to grow more branches to thicken up the crown. It is now a little bare.
Posted by newzealandteatree at 11:04 AM
Sunday, November 7, 2010
This is my first wild olive bonsai. It was given to me in August 2001 by a friend. The first picture is a graphic representation of it. My friend dug this wild olive from a farm in Brunswick, to the South of Perth. For two years nothing happen. My friend thought it was dead and almost threw it away until he was advised to give it a little more time. For some strange reason, the olive started to grow.
I cut off the base and the top three trunks along the dark line. It grew very well and by Sept 2002 which is only 13 months later, the bonsai was shaping up nicely. In 2007, I repotted it into a Japanese pot.
Posted by newzealandteatree at 10:05 PM