This issue of the Newsletter discusses the upcoming "Triple Demo" being held at Wigert's Bonsai Nursery on Oct 17, a tribute to the late Ginny Boka, Interviews with club members Jim Bremer and Peter Shawinsky, a Bonsai Glossary with a link to a complete website anthology.

Passing of Ginny Boka

This is from a post by Martha Goff this morning: “I just wanted to let everyone know that my friend, Ginny Boka, passed away at 4:10 this morning. She was 93 years young. She was not alone. Her beloved daughter-in-law was with her. She was smiling and just closed her eyes and moved on. Not only was Ginny my friend she was also one of my first bonsai mentors.

BCI Auction OCT 8-11, 2020

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BCI will be holding an online auction of October 8-11, 2020 with a wide variety of books, tools, sculptures, tables, suiseki, pots, garments and more. Click on links at the bottom for more information.


This month's newsletter describes the auction scheduled for September 19th and includes photographs of each of the 14 trees. Also, at the end of the attached newsletter are comments about Ginny Boka who is not doing well. Please help cheer her up with anything that you would like to give.

AUG 2020 Newsletter

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.

Bonsai for Beginners

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This article was sent to us by Jorge Nazario, the BSF President. It's a very detailed treatise on all aspects of Bonsai with a full panoply of subjects: an introduction, history, trunk and Nebari rules, sunlight, fertilizer, watering, insects, moss, Bonsai soil, wiring and that's only half of it! The article finishes with a complete Glossary of Terms. Thank you, Jorge!


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