Sunday, 20 April 2014

Post 147 Revisit Canberra Arboretum and NBPC

I've just been on a bit of a road trip from Brisbane to Mildura via Canberra and bits of Victoria. Here in Australia we don't think much about going for a drive and notching up 5750km in under 2 weeks. Actually it was just a bit too much this time.

On the way we dropped in to the National Bonsai collection at the Canberra Arboretum to show my wife the setup. She was very impressed.

They have a couple of my pots there and I was keen to see them in service.

The first one is Pot 37 is holding an azalea; (which looks like it could do with a bit of a trim).

 And the second one is holding a trident forest. This pot was commissioned for this group in the middle of 2013. It's Pot no 86. Photos can be deceptive - this pot is 600mm long.

The Bonsai area was undergoing some maintenance and a large number of trees were in the work area, this one included. Great to see the pots matched up with their intended trees.

 Travelling through the Australian landscape there is bonsai inspiration all around. The following couple of shots were taken in the Victorian Alps. Magnificent eucalypts growing in a style that would be directly applicable to Australian native bonsai.




This one was in a field in southern mid-west NSW. Just a fantastic model for a bonsai. In fact I liked it so much I brought it home and put it in a pot!

Well digitally speaking.

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