The History of Bonsai. This is an in-depth discussion about the History of Bonsai in China 2300 years ago and how this unique art form spread throughout the world. This website offers great detail into Techniques, Tree Species, Inspiration, Courses and a Forum. Also, here is an additional link to the 6th US National Bonsai Exhibition (Click on blue link) with some stunning photographs.
This year’s 2023 Bonsai Show is on Saturday and Sunday, November 4-5. It will be held at the Berne Davis Park and is an Exhibit of Bonsai Trees, Sales, Demonstration and Workshops. See the full details on the attached PDF.
This Newsletter discusses a special Bonsai artist, Laurent Darrieux, and his visit that is scheduled for Friday, Sep 15, a “Broom Style” discussion by Rick Owens, plans for our October meeting, and the forms required for the annual Bonsai Exhibit. We also have upcoming elections for club officers. Peter Shawinksy has an extensive collection of Bonsai stands and scrolls for sale, and finally, several links to Mike Lane and a tutorial on Bonsai wiring essentials.
This month’s Newsletter is full of useful information about Root-Over-Rock styling with comments and suggestions from Richard Owens, and a YouTube video. We are also having a very special guest Laurent Darrieux in September, and there are two links to the skills and talents of Mike Lane designed specially for beginners. For those who are “Challenged by Wiring”, there is a link to a free tutorial at Craftsy.
We will be meeting Friday at 9AM for a very special demonstration by renowned French artist Laurent Darrieux, the author of the Cosmic Bonsai.
The tree that he will use will become our December Holiday raffle tree that we draw the winning ticket for at our Holiday Party.
Members can attend the demonstration for free.
All non-members are welcome at a $10 door charge. After a break for lunch, we will resume at 1PM for a workshop with the artist.
Only those participants who signed up in August and paid the $40 fee may participate. The club provides the trees and the wire. Participants must bring their own
Many topics here….Ramification, “Pick Your Triangle” discussion, the August 19 Meeting on Root-Over-Rock, a special September 15 presentation by Laurent Darrieux, a Mike Lane class, and Useful Contacts. The WebMaster has also added several links to these topics so that you see what learning options are available.