September Meeting - Tree Improvement
September 18, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Because many members have asked for more workshops, we've scheduled one for this month.
Michael Greenstein, Sandy Vrooman and Stephanie North will guide you through the process of improving your tree. Please bring in a tree that you need help with. This is a good time to bring in a tree you’re considering for next year’s show. Don’t forget your tools and wire too.
August Garden Tour Recap
It was a warm day but so was the hospitality! It was a fabulous tour indeed. All the gardens on the tour had a visual treat everywhere you turned. In addition to some fabulous bonsai we got to see an awesome urban vegetable garden, a meticulously manicured whimsical garden that included a pink tub, and a soothing water garden surrounded by redwoods, ferns, and other California natives. Being amongst the redwoods in Woodside the weather was great for our barbeque. And the food was spectacular! A large percentage of our club was able to turn out and the club sale was also a big success! The club extends a big THANK YOU to all the hosts for volunteering to open up their gardens and bonsai collections for viewing and everyone that helped with the club sale in some way. It was such an enjoyable event
Selecting the Right Bonsai Pot for Your Tree
Last month's newsletter discussed How to Recognize a Good Bonsai Pot. It's nearly Autumn and time to repot some trees, so it seemed like a good time to provide an article on how to choose the right pot for your tree. In the newsletter that article took up almost three pages, so here we've made it into a stand-alone article, with lots of photos.
Each month there are a number of tasks you need to do to your bonsai - from repotting, to fertilizing to spraying for pests. We have put together a checklist, customized for the San Francisco Bay Area to help you. This checklist is adapted from earlier work by Mitsuo Umehara.
This month: September Tasks