August 2023 Newsletter

August 2023 Newsletter

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

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Mike Lane designed specially for beginners. For those who are “Challenged by Wiring”, there is a link to a free tutorial at Craftsy.

Sep 15 (Friday) Special Speaker: Laurent Darrieux

Sep 15 (Friday) Special Speaker: Laurent Darrieux

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
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July 2023 Newsletter

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.

Meeting, Saturday July 15, 2023 9AM-Noon

Meeting, Saturday July 15, 2023 9AM-Noon

This meeting will be a Refinement Class. We will show you how to repot, wire and style your trees. This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tree) session. Bring anything you have, large or small. If you don’t have tools, someone at the meeting will let you use theirs. This is a relaxed mymedic.es and informal meeting for Bonsai enthusiasts of all levels…..novice, intermediate, or skilled. Everyone is welcome, even if all you want to do is watch!

Dragon Tree Nursery, Field Trip, Sat, June 17, 2023

Dragon Tree Nursery, Field Trip, Sat, June 17, 2023

We are so excited to announce that for our June meeting, we will be taking a field trip. We will be caravanning it over to Dragon Tree Nursery on the east coast. We will meet at the Garden Center at 8:30 AM and leave for the trip at 9:00 AM. If you don’t want to drive, you can hitch a ride with someone else, just be sure to chip in on the gas. It will be a full day trip. It takes about 2½ hours to drive over, about 2 hours at the nursery, lunch somewhere and about 2½ hours to drive back. So, you see it will be a full day. The nursery has a huge selection of trees and really great prices. It’s not too late to go…Call Martha Goff at 239-332-3850 and tell her that you want to be included.

Meeting, Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9AM-Noon

Meeting, Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9AM-Noon

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR ! Trees are growing and some need wiring and some need repotting. If you need help with an original styling or a ‘how to’ on repotting or a ‘how to’ on wiring, bring that tree to the May meeting. We will have plenty of experienced people who will gladly help you with your tree(s). We will dedicate the entire program to working on trees to make sure that you get a great start to the season.

We will also have an initial talk on potting soil, bug protection, watering, and fertilizer. There are many different opinions, but none are wrong if experienced people use them and are successful. Come with an open mind and learn. All are welcome!