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Year Programme

April 20

Tree of the month

Indigenous/unusual

 Shohin Display

Viky Petermann

Tip of the Month

Howard Kerr 

Short Talk. Pines, bud selection/needle plucking 

Terry Erasmus 

Judge's comment & discussion

Gail Theron 

Unusual Indigenous species

Freddie Bisschoff


May 18

Tree of the Month

Azaleas/Flowering

Shohin Display

Phil Levitt

Tip of the month

Clive Samuels

Short talk: Pot selection for difficult/unique trees

Viky Peterman

Judge's comment & discussion

Hennie Nel

Pruning and feeding flowering trees(specific)

Carl Morrow


June 15

Tree of the Month

Winter silhouette

Shohin Display

Cindy Rodkin

Tip of the month

Spencer Williams

Short Talk. Accent plants(Kusamono)

Brett Simon

Judge's comment & discussion

Carl Morrow

Celtis/Elms Winter pruning

Gail Theron


July 20

Tree of the Month

Maples

Shohin Display

Dorothy Franz

Tip of the month

Timothy Hayes

Short Talk. When is Bonsai an Art

Willem Pretorius

Where is the bonsai in the tree 

Viky Petermann

Judge's comment & discussion

Terry Erasmus

Grafting Japanese Maples

Adam Harrower


August 17

Tree of the Month

Junipers

Shohin Display

Gail Theron

Tip of the month

Milly Abrahams

Short talk: looking for live veins

Carl Morrow

December Show 100 Days

Dorothy Franz

Judge's comment & discussion

Jan-Jurie

Junipers/ cedar grafting

Emile de Bruin

Short Talk. Thread grafting on maples

Terry Erasmus

September 21

Tree of the Month

Bougainvillea

Shohin Display

Milly Abrahams

Tip of the month

Cedric Hartzenberg

Judge's comment & discussion

Hennie Nel

Work on Bougainvillea

TBA


October 19

Trees of the Month

Broom Style

Shohin Display

Francois Voges

Tip of the month

Colleen Burrows

Short Talk: ground layering for broom style

Terry Erasmus

Preparing for the show

Trevor Venables

Judge's comment & discussion

Francois Voges

Developing a broom

Freddie Bisschoff


November 16

Tree of the Month

Penjing/Saikei

Shohin Display

Hennie Nel

Tip of the month

Johan Lotz

Short talk. Materials for saikei/penjing

Peter Bruyns

Judge's comment & discussion

Carl Morrow

Penjing/Saikai: Design and planting

Viky Peterman


December 15

Show set-up

Entire membership


December 16 - 17

ANNUAL SHOW


January 18, 2018

Tree of the Month

Root over Rock/Exposed root (Neagari)

Shohin Display

Peter Bruyns

Tip of the month

Anton Hoffman

Short Talk. Photographing Bonsai

Bill Rayner (ORMS) assisted by Terry Erasmus

Judge's comment & discussion

Francois Voges

Root over Rock; Exposed root (Neagari)

Hennie Nel and Freddie Bisschoff


February 22, 2018

Tree of the Month

Olives

Shohin Display

Carl Morrow

Tip of the month

Sean van Laun

Short Talk. Olives: Manual carving

Viky Petermann

Judge's comment & discussion

Freddie Bisschoff

Main Talk: Styling Olives in SA vs International (analytical)

Phil Levitt


March 16, 2018

Annual General Meeting

Display - award winning trees


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Random Bonsai Tip

Sacrifice branches can be used to thicken up the branches or the trunk by taking advantage of the auxins in the terminal bud. A low branch could thus be used to thicken the base of the trunk and so improve the taper.