BONSAI SOCIETY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Meeting: June 18th
Time: 9 AM
9-10 AM: Bring trees to work on or receive help.
10-10:30: Raffle and Show and Tell
10:30-11:30: Program: EVERYONE TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR MUM TO ADD TO A NOTEBOOK. I WILL BRING THE NOTEBOOKS.
Bring the Mums back to add an initial style. Review the basic styles of bonsai to choose a direction for your mum. Be sure to bring scissors and wire cutters. Club will take care of the wire. We will have a discussion on how to clean out the mums as they grow, increasing the sun exposure and fertilizing. NO PRUNING UNTIL JULY MEETING. The growth will increase trunk and limb size. Watch for wire cuts. I will bring some sample sizes of organic Acid fertilizer to use for the next month. Mums require an acidic soil.
NOTE: I will be ordering additional mum cuttings after our June meeting for myself. Anyone who would like to get some more cuttings or 1st time cuttings come prepared to get at least 5 at $20.
11:30-12: Business Meeting
COMING JULY 16th:
1. Mum work
2. Learning to sketch your tree with Phil Krieg. This should be great fun even for those who think they cannot draw. Be brave. Give it a try.