Australian Plants as Bonsai Exhibition – Part 3

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Source: Watto Bonsai Blog.

This is part three and the last part of the exhibition. After being in the same location and using the same setup for at least six years I think it is time for a re-vamp of this show. When I originally saw this setup I was impressed with the thought behind it – the use of corrugated backing to “emulate” the old Australian country atmosphere. As time has gone that look is now tied and the room where it is held is too small to provide a proper display. Hopefully the committee that runs/organised the show will be looking to improve it for next year. On with the last photos that I took. Kunzea phylicoides designed to represent a tree on a small hill that has withstood the ravages of weather Westringia fruticosa ‘Zena’ purchased as nursery stock specifically for bonsai Acacia howittii purchased as stock from a bonsai nursery and has been in training for approx seven years Grevillea rosemarinifolia ‘Scarlet Sprite’ is hardy in pot culture and delights with its late winter to spring flowers Kunzea phylicoides ‘Snowman’ and has a profusion of small white flowers in January/February Banksia marginata in training for approx three years Eucalyptus mannifera after only two years of training Melaleuca linarilfolia ‘Claret Tops’ is a tough tree with with bright red foliage tips at times throughout the year Eucalyptus sideroxylon is only 15 years old but already a sizeable bonsai with developing fine ramification

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