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Tidying Up a Korean Hornbeam

Here we get a sneak peek at the workshop of our VP of Shows, Jay McDonald as he works his magic on a Korean Hornbeam.

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Wisteria’s Ways

This Chinese Wisteria was air-layered by Bill Sullivan, my first mentor, back in the 1980’s. I acquired the tree as partial payment for the cosmetic remodel of his kitchen – that was back in 2000 or 2001. This tree was … Continue reading

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Honda Bonsai Pots Sale for MBC Members

UPDATE: The sale of Honda bonsai pots is complete. Out of 54 bonsai pots, 52 were sold and one was sold through auction. One chipped pot was disposed of. The members of Marin Bonsai Club purchased 44 in total. The … Continue reading

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Amazing Transformation!

All it takes is a lot of time and a whole bunch of skill. Here’s a ‘before’ shot of Jay McDonald’s fluffy Japanese Larch, a deciduous conifer. Jay spent 7 hours plucking needles prior to his recent all-day wiring marathon/workshop with … Continue reading

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MBC Roles & Responsibilities

As mentioned in October’s newsletter, our Board is looking for a President, Secretary and Treasurer. If you would like to know what is involved in the various board positions and leadership roles, please click MBC Roles & Responsibilities to see a detailed … Continue reading

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Deodar pruning complete!

Jay McDonald finished trimming the Deodar Cedar he brought to the demo a few weeks ago. Before: After: Nice work, Jay!

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September 2018: Jay McDonald

Marin Bonsai Club’s very own VP of Shows, Jay McDonald was our very entertaining demonstrator this month. Jay cooked up a scrumptious rock planting. The main ingredients: a beautiful lace rock foundation, one Hollywood Juniper and Jay’s special ‘Silverback’ moss. … Continue reading

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