Meeting Report – 10 December 2019

The final club meeting for 2019 – a celebration of the year’s activities, a social evening as a club breakup for the end of the year, and a critique of a number of trees and their associated containers. What a good evening it was to round off the year.

Always a good feast at the end of year celebration

There was a good range of very interesting display trees presented on the night, and an active review discussion on quite a few trees which were brought forward for critique.

Graptophyllum excelsium – Scarlet Fuchsia
Some of the smaller trees on display

The critique session of trees and containers covered quite a range of interesting bonsai. The photos below show some of the trees discussed, and we will be looking forward to seeing the continuing development of these, and the choices made in future containers.

Eucalyptus mannifera – Brittle Gum, ready for intensive work on the crown
Planted in a hollowed-out old burl from a long-dead River Red Gum tree.
Leptospermum petersonii – Lemon Scented Tea Tree, in shallow tray
Callitris glaucophylla – White Cypress Pine
Leptospermum laevigatum – Coastal Tea Tree, falling off a cliff
Leptospermum laevigatum – Coastal Tea Tree

And some other creative container ideas……..