Update from Bonsai House – Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Bimer Bonsai Club members volunteering at Bonsai House on Tuesdays are encouraged by the appointment of Senior Gardener Perry Naumann, a permanent staff member, dedicated to the Bonsai House — and his full time attendance will ensure that the current collection receives increased attention. Ariana (apprentice) is his assistant and both are receiving hands on training!! – They are both intensely interested in Bonsai – with particular emphasis on Natives for Bonsai.
The collection (consisting mainly of Ficus species) has been reviewed with the intention to reduce the number of Figs with a view to increasing the Bonsai on display to include significantly more Natives.
Council is investigating the installation of a security system to assist in safeguarding the collection.
Visitors may also have noted that the current structure has been repainted as part of its continuing upgrade.
Two huge Bougainvilleas were uprooted from the Alpine Lookout late last year. Prior to that they were growing in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. They are flourishing and will be planted into decorative containers to feature at the entry. Show stopping indeed!!!! And a great feature. Be sure to catch them in full flower in spring 2018!!
June Calendar Tree
This Pyracantha has been in David’s collection for approximately 27 years and it was developed into its present form after the parent tree died some 15 years ago.
This tree which had a much smaller trunk (at the time) was attached to a larger one in the style of a parent/child form. It does flower, very petite white ones, which are followed by small orange berries that have a tendency to last a long time. However, the flowering and fruiting are sparse and while it is fertilised regularly, I do not particularly fertilise to encourage it to flower or fruit – perhaps I should!
Membership Fees are Due for this year
Annual Membership Fees due also $20 single – $25 family
You can pay at the door or your membership can be paid with direct deposit.
We are now taking payments by direct deposit for membership, workshops and bus trips. The details are as follows”
Bank of Queensland Account name: Bimer Bonsai Club Incorporated
BSB: 124 001 Account Number: 10112801
REMEMBER: you must put your surname and what the payments for in the reference section so we know who has paid and for what!