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The Bonsai Society of Victoria hosted its 2018 Annual Exhibition at the Box Hill Town Hall on October 13 and 14.  It was a great Show and if you missed it, please mark your diaries for 2019. A successful Exhibition relies on many volunteers and sponsors and the BSV extends a very special thank you …
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The BSV had a capacity crowd attending the September Meeting and they brought with them a wide variety of magnificent flowering bonsai. Mike Simonetto was invited to share his vast knowledge and experience growing flowering bonsai and members were looking forward to his talk. Mike shared his experience and observations covering the various growing issues …
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With longer days and warmer weather, our trees are slowly entering the spring growth phase and generating much work for bonsai enthusiasts.  Unfortunately, the weeds are also strongly responding to these changes generating even more work. BSV Members met at our normal venue to work on their trees and seek advice and guidance from other …
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The BSV had great pleasure in welcoming Roger Hnatiuk to our Monday meeting to talk about the design and styling of bonsai in the context of Australian tree species and landscapes.  It was a very interesting and informative discussion and several of Roger’s views on these subjects are included below. In designing Australian species as …
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On Saturday the 11th August we had the wonderful Don De Luca conduct two workshop sessions. Everyone had a fantastic time working on their trees under Don’s watchful eye as he helped each participant develop an improved tree. Don’s vast experience with a variety of tree types and his bonsai styling skills provide an opportunity …
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On a fine and heated Saturday, BSV Members gathered in East Kew to develop their skills on deciduous trees. It was a very busy afternoon and significant progress was made in the various activities.  See the gathering below. Victor L. led another session on growing triple trunk Trident Maples.  This session followed up plantings done …
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The BSV was very pleased to welcome Don De Luca from Hay in NSW to talk about growing Desert Ash trees as bonsai.  Don spent time talking about the extreme weather conditions that exist in Hay and how these can have a big impact on growing techniques.  Participants were also reminded that even in Melbourne, …
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