Personalities

The history of Cape Bonsai Kai is enriched by the many bonsai artists who have over the years of its existence contributed in some way to what it is today. Individuals appearing in the following pages will remind many of cherished memories, to others they remain legend. Unfortunately those of us who were not around during the early years will never have the opportunity of meeting many of these individuals, but through these pages it is hoped they will learn a little about the person behind the name.

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Tony Harrison

Tony started growing bonsai under the tutorage of Bob Richards in 1978 when he was a member of the Cape Bonsai Kai of which he has happy memories. He was inspired by the variety of Bob's collection and the excellence of the olives grown by Kai members.

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Year Programme

We have an exciting calendar of club meetings, events and public exhibitions planned for 2017/8.

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Haiku

If you were silent

Flight of herons on dark sky ...

Oh! Autumn snowflakes! ~ Sokan

Random Bonsai Tip

If surface roots are unequally spread around the trunk or if they are lacking completely you can drill holes and insert match sticks or make deep scars around the base of the trunk on the side where the roots are needed below soil level. Apply hormone powder and sphagnum moss; cover with plastic and keep moist. Leave for 6 months to 1 year for the roots to develop.