Category Archives: Meeting Recap

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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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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October 2016: Peter Tea

On October 4th, we had our latest presentation from Peter Tea, wherein he talked more about developing juniper trees. He started with the same tree he showed us last time, pointing out how much it had changed and what still … Continue reading

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September 2016 – Randall Lee

On September 6, 2016, at the Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross, California, Bonsai instructor and artist Randall Lee of Alameda, California, presented the members of the Marin Bonsai Club with a demonstration on Chamaecyparis obtusa, common name – Hinoki … Continue reading

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August 2016 – Peter Tea

The presentation by Peter Tea in early August was as educational as usual. His handout looked like a quiz on everything he has been teaching us for the last year and a half or so. He covered a lot of … Continue reading

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June 2016 – Jay McDonald

Jay McDonald conducted a deadwood carving demonstration for the Marin Bonsai Club meeting in June. He brought in two trees, a Japanese maple and a Bougainvillea. Jay pointed out that he had removed the outer bark from deadwood appearing on … Continue reading

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