In March we will focus on potting mixes and try some tests with cuttings and different mixes. We will provide pots, growing media and ficus cuttings to anyone who wishes to experiment with different soil mixes. Pumice, Turface, Grit, Bark chips and Sea Soil will be available. This is your opportunity to conduct an experiment and share your results with club members. We will discuss objectives, method, materials and ingredients, observations and conclusions.
Last September Bonnie Moore travelled to China with Bonsai Clubs International and she attended a spectacular event where Chinese bonsai artists spent a day creating bonsai. At the 4th Shuyang Flower and Seedling Festival, events were started with an all day China Bonsai Making Games. 75 bonsai artists from all over China competed in the morning for 3 1/2 hours followed by 75 more in the afternoon. Each artist brought their own un-styled material with them. The Chinese use a diversity of methods to create a Bonsai work, proving that Bonsai is not a fixed process but is flexible throughout the world.
Our supplier is offering Mica pots for 10% off wholesale orders until March 31, if we accrue more than $500-worth. Details on how to order will be provided at the meeting.
Please bring items to donate to the raffle if you have something bonsai-related you can donate to the club. If you have an item you need help with or for Show and Tell, please bring it along.
Guests, please register with the President so that we may look after you better.
Our meetings feature presentations by fellow members who have volunteered to teach, inform, entertain and inspire us with a presentation, workshop, demonstration, a guest lecturer/presenter or some other great offering that is bonsai related. We will add more details as they are available, so check back often and save the date.