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Bonsai Auction and Sale SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021

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The Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida, Inc. will conduct an outdoor Silent Auction of BONSAI TREES and related items at the Berne Davis Garden Center, 2166 Virginia Avenue in Fort Myers on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

The auction will be open to the public, and will begin at 9:30AM and end at 11:00AM

Mike Lane Buttonwood Presentation

We were honored today to have an in-depth discussion on buttonwoods by Mike Lane. Here's a link to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M-EjxxSTDs

APRIL 2021 Newsletter

It's been a scant month for Bonsai activity, but fortunately we've been able to get together (virtually) thanks to Zoom. This month we have the honor of having Mike Lane doing a Zoom presentation on Buttonwoods.

Bonsai Meeting on March 20, 2021

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.

2021 BSF Convention May 28-30, 2021

This year's 47th Annual BSF Convention will be held May 28-30, 2021 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando, FL. Go to www.bsfconvention.com for more information.

MARCH 2021 Newsletter

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This month's newsletter discusses our next Zoom presentation with discussions of soil basics by Linda Rodriguez and Martha Goff, a short discussion and link to the National Arboretum in Washington, DC, and more advice from Jim Bremer about "Increasing Trunk Size". On Page 3 there are two web links that you will like, on Page 4 is a Bonsai Glossary.

FEB 2021 Newsletter

Troy Randall discusses and demonstrates his vast knowledge cuttings and seed propagation. This is followed by Jim Bremer's detailed description of "Air Layering", a different variation of propagation. Also, go to this PDF for a link to the entire Zoom meeting.

Super Bonsai Soil Sale

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Get ready for Spring! Please see this PDF for soil that Martha Goff has recently formulated. As you know, her soil is of high quality and reasonably priced. And she offers free delivery in Lee County. She can also make special orders.

The Anatomy of a Tree

This link to YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG9ALj-_6D4&feature=youtu.be is a superb presentation by Bill Smith about the anatomy of a tree.

JAN 2021 BSSWFL Newsletter

In this issue are the winners of our 2021 Virtual Show, as well as some very fine discussions about Bonsai "Rules of Thumb", containers, styling tips and horticultural advice.

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