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14 Aug, 2016

Club Meeting – Shohin Project Update – August 2016

August 14th, 2016|Club Activities|0 Comments

Ann started us on the Shohin Project in May last year. This was primarily to encourage us in the importance of record keeping - both written notes and photos, with the added bonus of having a nice Shohin tree as a result. Ann showed photos of many of the trees from the first session. Each [...]

10 Jul, 2016

Club Meeting – Pauline Muth talk on Shohin – July 2016

July 10th, 2016|Club Activities|0 Comments

Pauline Muth from the USA gave a talk on Shohin Pauline has a wealth of knowledge and experience towards Bonsai, and has been involved in a number of high-level positions across a number of clubs and societies in America. Her website can be found here: http://www.pfmbonsai.com The club was then presented with a Powerpoint presentation [...]

13 Jun, 2016

Club Meeting – Winter Pruning – June 2016

June 13th, 2016|Club Activities|0 Comments

Sandra gave a brief talk on Winter Pruning This time of year it’s time to do predominantly structural pruning although some pruning can be done for refinement too. This is the time of year for BIG cuts in tree – but this is only necessary if you’re changing the style of the bonsai, and if [...]

16 May, 2016

Club outing to Auckland – May 2016

May 16th, 2016|Club Activities|1 Comment

The Annual Trip in May saw 14 members headed up the motorway to Auckland. Lindsay had organised for us to see three private collections and plans included a visit to Plantarama in Drury on the way home to search for treasures. With no GPS in the van there was some lively conversation about what turns [...]

8 May, 2016

Club Meeting – Group Plantings – May 2016

May 8th, 2016|Club Activities|0 Comments

Marshall gave a talk on group planting A group means 2 or more trees, up to about 9. Human eyes can absorb a visual number up to 8 or 9 (then your mind just goes “many”). More than 9 trees and it’s considered a forest. The Japanese word for group or forest is the [...]

10 Apr, 2016

Club Meeting – Pot Making – April 2016

April 10th, 2016|Club Activities|0 Comments

As we had to re-arrange our meetings due to conflicting calendars the pot making session was brought forward to April. Sandra asked for club members to let her know what type of pot they were interested in making as there are differing levels of wetness in the clay for slab and pinch pots. Great fun [...]

14 Mar, 2016

Club Meeting – Tony Bebb Demo – March 2016

March 14th, 2016|Club Activities|0 Comments

When Tony met George George - a large Juniperus pfitzeriana was saved from George St, Auckland in October 2000. He was a sad sight indeed, growing hard up against an apartment blocks foundations, completely overgrown with weeds and large conifers and lots of dead branches. From the day she first met him, Melody [...]

14 Feb, 2016

Club Meeting – New Venue – February 2016

February 14th, 2016|Club Activities|0 Comments

We began the year with a new venue – one of the classrooms at WinTec Horticultural School at the Hamilton Gardens. The first meeting of 2016 was mostly one of organising and rearranging things, plus a ‘Show and Tell’ session about some of our trees, a look at our new website and a special [...]

9 Dec, 2015

Club Meeting – Xmas Fun – December 2015

December 9th, 2015|Club Activities|0 Comments

We had a fun Christmas evening with our regular ‘decorate a bonsai Christmas tree’ competition. Next was the ‘Create a camel’ workshop where all members are divided into groups and work on a tree for 10 minutes. Then all trees are moved to the next group who continue [...]