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April 2017: Ryan Nichols – Pest & Disease Management

Ryan Nichols gave us some of the science and sensibility behind bonsai pest and disease management at our April meeting. With a background that includes many years as a turf specialist, Ryan considers soil health to be of paramount concern … Continue reading

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March 2017: Chris Ross & Tim Kong – Juniper Styling

On March 7th, our own Chris Ross was joined by our former club sensei and current member of BSSF, Tim Kong, to give us a demonstration on how to style our junipers. In particular, Chris focused on knowing when you … Continue reading

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Meeting Bling

As if you needed another reason to come to our monthly meetings, be advised that in addition to enjoying presentations from esteemed bonsai experts, our members bring in their own ‘Show and Tell’ trees for all to see. Here are … Continue reading

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Garden Revitalization Opportunity (GRO)

GRO is a fund-raising project to improve and replace worn out benches, display stands, water systems, new¬†pathways and more at the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. No such project has been planned since the Garden opened its gate to the … Continue reading

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Workshop Action Shots

Our first workshop of 2017 was dedicated to the task of repotting bonsai (the most important task one can perform for their bonsai). We had a good crowd show up with their bonsai and tools. There was plenty of experienced … Continue reading

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January 2017: Jonas Dupuich – Repotting demo

Jonas Dupuich, famed author of the excellent Bonsai Tonight blog, helped us kick off our 2017 repotting season with a special demo on the first Tuesday this month. The two dozen members present, plus one woman, Caroline, who came to … Continue reading

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We have our repot winners!

We start the year off right away at 7pm*¬†on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 with a repotting program presented by bonsai professional Jonas Dupuich. Jonas will first lead us through the process to make sure our attention is focused on the … Continue reading

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