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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.

DEC 2020 BSSWFL NEWSLETTER

This month's newsletter describes the next Zoom meeting on December 19, the Minutes of last month's meeting to elect officers for 2021, another well written article on Juniper Bonsai by Jim Bremer, and a Bonsai Glossary.

The Pottery Court December 5, 2020

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The Pottery Court will be hosting their first annual Holiday Event at their fully equipped home studio on Dec 5. Click on the PDF for more details.

2020 Virtual Bonsai Show

This year we are doing our annual Bonsai Show on line due to the pandemic. We are sad that we cannot show these trees to a public audience, nor will we be able to judge by category or present ribbons to the best of show. Our next best choice is to present these trees to the world and ask everyone to vote on line. Here's how:

NOV 2020 BSSWFL Newsletter

November's Newsletter describes the "Virtual Show" that we will be having on line due to the pandemic limitations in public gatherings. Instructions for presenting your tree are described. Page 2 describes "Seasonal Considerations" by Adam Lavigne. Also in this newsletter are the notes of the latest Board of Directors meeting, followed by an article by Jim Bremer discussing Juniper Bonsai.

Dueling Demos at Wigert's Bonsai Nursery, Oct 17, 2020

This is a link to a unique two hour Bonsai demonstration at Wigert's Bonsai Nursery with Mike Lane, Erik Wigert and Jason Osborne. https://youtu.be/0Y_WYbNl59w For those of you who are not familiar with these gentlemen, they are world-leading experts in the art Bonsai.

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