Monday, June 11, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bodhi meeting June 9th 2018

The monthly meeting of Bodhi for the month of June was held today, 9th June 2018, at the Defence Colony club, Nandambakkam. It was hosted by our members from Defence colony, who did a fabulous job by putting together a very nice program for the meeting and with wonderful arrangements. The meeting was well attended and I think all the members found the distance they had travelled well worth the time and effort!
The mame display gave the members a chance to show off their miniature creations.
The meeting started at 2.30 p.m. with the styling of members’ plants. This was followed by a talk and demonstration by Jayanti on how to create pads in our bonsai trees. She also gave some valuable tips on feeding the plants. Next, Hareish shared some useful information on the growth, care and blooming of jasmine plants. After this, there were a few more plants of members to be styled. And the meeting wound up with an excellent high tea and sale of plants and bonsai materials. All in all, an extremely satisfying afternoon!


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mame Making

Mame or miniature bonsai could well have more of a place in small houses or flats than the larger forms, as they may be only two to eight or so inches high. On the whole, however, they do not survive to such great ages, mainly because the containers have to be so small, possibly only a little over an inch deep. The containers, as for the larger bonsai, must have a drainage hole and can be of any shape to suit the particular mame bonsai in question.  The soil mixture, and methods of watering and feeding, are also the same as described earlier. For obvious reasons, however, they will need watering more frequently, especially in hot, dry weather.
Mame specimens can very often be ready for display in a shorter time than the larger forms, and this in itself is a considerable advantage.
The simpler styles should be chosen for mame bonsai, because their size does not make it possible to train them into the more complicated shapes such as Winding or Clasped to the stone. The Upright, Oblique and Cascading styles all make attractive mame bonsai and a group planting can be most effective.
The easiest way to raise mame bonsai quickly from seed, the best method being to sow the seed direct in the final container. A pinch of seed is sown, as described in “How to Grow Your Own Bonsai Tree” and then thinned out as desired when germination is complete. For a single specimen all the extra seedlings are removed, but for a group planting, two, three or five are left to grow on. In order to avoid too much disturbance in the very small containers when thinning these seedlings, it is best to nip off the surplus seedlings with sharp scissors close to the soil surface. The strongest seedlings should be pinched early in the first season to encourage the growth of side shoots, and if a ‘clean’ stem is wanted, the lowest of these side shoots must be removed.
Leaf pinching is particularly valuable as far as mame bonsai are concerned,  as it not only corrects any over crowding and helps to check growth, but also causes smaller leaves to be formed in place of the removed leaves.

BODHI BONSAI - MONTHLY MEETING

Kindly read the date of the monthly meeting as
Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

BODHI BONSAI - MONTHLY MEETING


Date: Saturday, June 8, 2018

Venue:  Defence Colony Club,
Near Military Hospital, Nandambakkam,
CHENNAI 600032

Time: 2 30 - 5 pm.

Programme

Padding creation demo &
Maintenance of Bonsai on terrace - Jayanti Prakash

Talk on growing 'Madurai Malli' - Harish

Hands on workshop on
Styling, Wiring,Repotting etc - Members

There will be a display of Mame Bonsai

Sale of Pre Bonsai plants

GUESTS ARE WELCOME
Guests charge: Rs 200/- per head

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Waiting to see some photos of the inauguration and exhibition of our recent program.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bodhi Bonsai Association Chennai team with The dignitaries on the occasion of the 10th year celebration.. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bonsai Exhibition, January 26-27, 2018

 Few photographs taken from 'BODHI' Bonsai Exhibition being held at Chennai during January 26 - 27, 2018 at HOTEL AMBASSADOR PALLAVA Egmore, Chennai as part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations. 

More photographs will follow.














Friday, January 26, 2018

BONSAI AS NEVER BEFORE


RENOWNED BONSAI MASTERS

Mr Budi Sulystio, Jakarta, Indonesia 
Mrs Jyoti Parekh
Mr Nikunj Parekh
Sasya Bandhu Mr D Ravindran 


 Mrs Jyoti & Mr Nikunj Parekh, Mrs & Mr Budi Sulystio, Mr D Ravindran

Renowned Bonsai Masters arrived in Chennai for BODHI Bonsai's 10th Anniversary Celebrations.

REGISTER YOUR NAME FOR
BONSAI DEMONSTRATION & HANDS-ON WORKSHOP 

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time: 9 30 am

Venue: Dynasty Hall
HOTEL AMBASSADOR PALLAVA 
Egmore, Chennai

For details call 9840273708 / 9677029265 / 9841179183

REGISTER YOUR NAME, AT THE VENUE,
BEORE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SESSION.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

EXPERIENCE BONSAI AS NEVER BEFORE

Two days more for the mega event!

JOIN US FOR
BONSAI EXHIBITION,
DEMONSTRATION,
& HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

FOUR RENOWNED BONSAI MASTERS TOGETHER
IN CHENNAI
FOR THE FIRST TIME!

* Mr Budi Sulistyo from Indonesia
* Mrs Jyoti Parekh
* Mr Nikunj Parekh
Founders of Bonsai Study Group of the Indo-JApanese Association,
Mumbai - Teaching Bonsai from the year 1978
* Sasya Bandhu Mr D Ravindran, Nikki Bonsai, Nagercoil


When:  JANUARY 26 & 27, 2018 (Fri. & Sat.)

Time:  9 30 am

Venue: At Dynasty Hall
HOTEL AMBASSADOR PALLAVA
Montieth Road, Egmore, CHENNAI

For more details & Registration
Call  9840273708 /  9841179183 / 9677029265

Exquistely crafted Bonsai plants, Pre-Bonsai plants, Bonsai pots
& Accessories will be available for sale at the venue on both days.










Sunday, January 21, 2018





Some of the displays at the exhibition on 26th and 27th of January 2018. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

EXPERIENCE BONSAI AS NEVER BEFORE

“BODHI” - The Chennai Bonsai Association 

                                  present

BONSAI  EXHIBITION, DEMONSTRATION & HANDS-ON WORKSHOP 

January 26 - 27, 2018   (Friday/Saturday)


The art of Bonsai is not a mystery. Would you like to know more about how to create and maintain a living Bonsai?  You can find support and learning opportunities in us.

HIGHLIGHTS 

** Demonstrations by world renowned Bonsai Masters viz 
Mr. Budi Sulistyo, Indonesia
Mrs. Jyoti Parekh, Mumbai
Mr. Nikunj Parekh, Mumbai
Sasya Bandhu D. Ravindran, Nagercoil 

**  Bonsai Exhibition

**  Sale of specially crafted Bonsai Plants,  Pre Bonsai plants,  Bonsai containers  &. Accessories 

VENUE:  Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Egmore, Chennai

PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

For more details and Registration call :  9840273708   /  9841179183
















Monday, January 15, 2018

Experience Bonsai as never before : 26-27th January


As part of 10th year celebrations, Bodhi the Chennai Bonsai Association is planning to. have a Bonsai Exhibition for 2 days.

Would you like to know more about creating and maintaining a living bonsai.

Join us for the demonstrations by International Masters.

Venue: Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Egmore Chennai 600008.

Date: 26th27 th January 20018.

For further details, 

E-mail: secretary@bodhichennai.in
Phone 9840273708, 9677029265,  9841179183.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bodhi Bonsai Association Chennai is conducting a convention on 26th and 27th January 2018..
Exhibition of exclusive Bonsai trees, Demonstrations by international masters as well as Indian experts would be there..
Those who want to participate in workshops can attend the secessions too..
Interested persons pl let us know..