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May 2018: Peter Tea – Deciduous Trees & Thread Grafting

2018? – Yes, that is the correct year. Our talented wordsmith David Eichhorn made us wait a bit for this one but we think it’s worth it. – Ed. This article is crazy long, partly because of the popularity and … Continue reading

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Golden Statements Magazine – Free digital access!

The Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) Board voted to end printing of the magazine due to high cost. Now you can enjoy the latest information on bonsai club activities, such as shows and demonstrations, and other bonsai related interests. The … Continue reading

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Markus Makes Big Hit with ‘Learning the Art of Bonsai’

It took place on Thursday evening, April 18, 2019, at the Novato Charter School’s Project Night 2019, where Markus Mieritz gave his 8th grade project ‘Learning the Art of Bonsai’. The audience of classmates, family and friends, including the 7th … Continue reading

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Club member Markus Mieritz on stage April 18!

On Thursday, April 18th, Markus will be presenting a 2-3 minute synopsis of his 8th grade project, “Learning the art of Bonsai.”  The Novato Charter School community and friends are invited to attend this event held at Unity Church (600 … Continue reading

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Our first workshop at TLCC!

On March 19, 2019, MBC conducted its first workshop at the Terra Linda Community Center (TLCC). There were four members involved in pruning, thinning and wiring, while one member repotted an azalea. It is time to move on to seasonal … Continue reading

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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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