This meeting highlighted two presentations about soil by Linda Rodriquez and Martha Goff. It was full of information about types, chemistry and origins of soil.
Go here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/pedKETd080OsUjifec-KtoOyPJ3igtdEyg0zDqCxCgJmobZpFj1OJ6OaJdG23WfEJCrYksRcwAvmcPtK.ooNhzPey3d2LOjIj?autoplay=true&startTime=1616249646000.
It may ask you for a PassCode: 943614 Viewing Hint: Hold down the “Ctrl” key and hit the “+” key until the chat side-bar is gone…a better view of the whole presentation.
This Saturday, Aug 15th, at 9AM we will have another virtual Zoom club meeting. We will start at 9AM and at 10AM will have a special presentation by Tony Tickle, a world renowned Bonsai artist and photographer. He is an exceptionally talented person. Don’t miss this one! Following Tony’s presentation will be our first on-line auction. Photos of the trees are attached in this newsletter.
Our meeting via Zoom went very well. The entire recorded meeting can be seen on YouTube. https://youtu.be/GDvltxbSI5Q. We had 28 participants including members of other Bonsai organizations in Florida. We spent the first hour logging in the participants and showing them some of the features of Zoom. At 10AM Mike and Lunetta Knowlton did their presentation “The Art of Formal Display”, a Power Point slide show with great detail and excellent photographs. After the first segment, Mike asked for questions and comments.
During the July meeting, John Bartolozzi held a workshop making a slab with papercrete, and Martha brought in Chrysanthemums to take home with growing instructions for the August meeting when we will do the preliminary wiring. We will also continue re-potting…so bring your pot, plant and tools.
This is from Martha Goff about our next meeting on July 15th and her discussion about making Pinch Pots. Also discussed is the turn-out for Tyler Sherrod’s demonstration on June 19th.
Susan Johnson will be working with the Gmelina Arborea tree at this meeting. (Please be advised that our meeting will be held (this time only) at our previous location at 6281 Metro Plantation, Fort Myers, FL.). Here is a Wikipedia link to the Gmelina tree, a fast-growing and unique deciduous tree. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gmelina_arborea.