AUSTRALIAN PLANTS AS BONSAI EXHIBITION

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog.

On 17 & 18 March 2018 an exhibition of Australian native plants as bonsai was held at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra. I went for a look on the Sunday in very unfriendly weather conditions. In fact most of the botanic gardens were closed because of the bush fire danger and there was an eerie atmosphere because of dust storms, but the bonsai did win out. I think it is time for the organizing committee to think about the display location and the display material for any future events. The set-up looks a little tired and the space provided is certainly not ideal for showing bonsai “properly” and I think this is shown in some of the photos. Anyway, onto the trees……… Banksia serrata This tree is about 15 years old and was selected by the owner from bonsai stock plants. Leptospermum Grown from a seedling this Tea Tree flowers in November/December with delicate small white flowers. Kunzea ambigua A shohin size “tick bush” about 12 years old. Diselma archeri The setting is depicting the Tasmanian high country where this plant is iconic. Grevillea juniperina Commonly called Grevillea pink lady because of its delicate pink flowers this species is very hardy in pot culture. Leptospermum laevigatum This coastal tea tree is about 6 years old and has been in training for only 2 years.. Ficus obliqua It was nice to see a tropical Australian native bonsai on display and this Queensland small leaf fig lives in Canberra but…

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