This newsletter is packed with information about our next meeting and has the complete 2024 Bonsai Calendar, including Study Group schedules for Mike Lane and Adam Lavigne. We also offer a discount on Martha Goff’s “Tropical Green Sheets“, a must have for a Bonsai enthusiast for all of the information that you’ll ever need. There is also a Vendor List and some hints for Spring Soil.
This edition discusses our last meeting and the election of officers, as well as a mention of the “Black Thumb” award in January, details of our upcoming Holiday Party and dues that are payable.
Attached is the Nov 2023 Newsletter. This Saturday we will discuss the recent Bonsai Show. Although the attendance was competing with the Taste Of The Town, and other scheduled Fort Myers activities, our exhibit was well attended and was full of many great trees. Our members went to a great effort to build another outstanding exhibit. Photos will soon be posted to this website. At this meeting we will discuss many topics, including the election of officers for 2024, future study groups, and a Member Survey.
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.
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 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.