Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Mega Event of Bodhi Bonsai Association .

               The Bodhi Bonsai Association is presenting a Demonstration and Workshop for the members and other Bonsai addicts on 25th January 2015 at Hotel Ambassador Pallava in Egmore.,

The Demo and workshop is being headed by the well known Pioneers of Bonsai in India,, and inter-
natioally well known ,,,MR, Nikunj Parekh and Mrs, Jyothi Parekh. This is a golden opportunity for
bonsai lovers to get a hands on experience in the art, through them.

The Parekhs head the Indo Japanese Bonsai Study Circle, which has got various affiliated chapters,in
different cities of India.  The Bodhi Bonsai Association is an affiliated club, operating from Chennai.

The event coincides with an exhibition of selected Tropical bonsai Trees, owned by the members of Bodhi Association..There would be a sale of Bonsai accessories at the venue.

The event is open to public.Those who are interested can contact the Bodhi Association.(Contact Nos.7299306583,and 9840273708)

Date       .......25/01/2015
Venue   ........Hotel Ambassador Pallava.
Time............10 am to 4 pm.
Charges........Rs.2000/(inclusive of coffee, tea and Lunch)

Participants can bring their own Bonsai Trees or Pre bonsai trees for the workshop.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


In Chennai , Bougainvilleas are ideal material to make into Bonsai.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WCC Bonsai Exhibition

Thanks for posting the Bonsai photos. They are beautiful and I enjoyed viewing them. The display looked really impressive. If you have any photos of the inauguration, could you upload them too?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Some more clips of the Exhibition at WCC, Chennai.

From Bodhi Bonsai Association Exhibition held at Women`s Christian College ,
Chennai,,, on the 7th and 8th of August 2014.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bonsai Exhibition & Workshop

Attention Bonsai enthusiasts:

BODHI – The  Chennai Bonsai Association

In association with the BOTANY DEPARTMENT OF


proudly present a


in Chennai early August 2014


Bonsai workshop will be conducted

by a renowned BONSAI MASTER


Watch this space for full particulars soon!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Adeniums as Bonsai... a talk on the subject will be there on the Saturday meeting.

                                  After a break of one month, the members of Bodhi bonsai Association will meet on
14th Saturday ,June 2014.. at the Children`s Green Park, Spurtank road, Chetput. with an interesting agenda,, related to Bonsai making..
Timing  ... 2.30 to 4.30 pm.
All are welcome. ( Guest charges apply)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bonsai in a Terrarium... This is ideal for indoors,,, on table tops and window sills..An open terrarium is a better option. This was exhibited at one of the Bodhi bonsai meeting.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bodhi Bonsai Association Chennai, will have the monthly meeting for February, on 8th Saturday at
                          Childrens Green Park, Spurtank Road
                            From 2 to 4.30 pm.

Members pl attend. Guests are allowed. Guest charges 150/-

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


The article on defoliation is useful and timely. The photographs also tell us how to go about it. Thanks Suseela. I have a doubt. Defoliation can be practiced only on Ficus or on all plants?

Monday, January 27, 2014

  Defoliation is a technique in Bonsai, which most of us have done at some time or other.The main purpose of defoliation is to promote the formation of more leaf buds and refined branching.This technique when done on broad leafed trees, can promote the formation of smaller leaves.
 Defoliation should be done only on trees with well established root system and strong  trunk with lateral branches.Well established trees can be defoliated once in two years.
 When to defoliate:  The best time for defoliation is January and February ie. before the onset of summer. Around this time most trees would be out of a temporary period of inactivity and getting ready for new growth.In nature itself one can see most of the trees defoliating around this time of the year. Some times if the bonsai tree is in tune with nature , it will defoliate itself.
 Defoliation at the beginning of summer is best, as the tree can utilize all the stocks,it has replenished during the short slumber period.
While defoliating,if partial or total removal of terminal and lateral growth tips is done,it will stimulate the growth of several lateral branches.When all the leaves are removed, sunlight will be infused into the center of
the tree, promoting more vigorous growth.
How it is done :: Snip off the entire leaf, leaving only the petiole or the leaf stalk.If any part of the leaf is left, or if it is cut only in half,the plant will concentrate its energy
on that part of the leaf without producing new leaves.
After the process, keep the tree in partial sunlight and water sparingly. A big no to fertilizers as it will induce the formation of bigger leaves again.New leaves should start coming out within a fortnight.
For a bonsai enthusiast, it is any exhilarating sight to see your tree bursting out in a thick riot of tender young leaves.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bodhi Bonsai Association monthly meeting for January 2014

We started this year`s Programmes with a picnic to a small Bonsai  garden on ECR.
It was well attended by Bodhi members and friends. Dr. Yogesh did a demonstration 
on Penjing using sandstones , chinese grass and Ficus greenisland. A fiberglass tray was used
for the purpose. The second demo was done using a marble tray and rough granite stones. Miniature jade and grass were used in this for making it into a mini landscape.