Category Archives: Member Trees

2019 MCF Bonsai Show Photos

Photos from Marin Bonsai Club’s show at the 2019 Marin County Fair. 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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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┬áplucking needles prior to his recent all-day wiring marathon/workshop with … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung!

Well, not quite. But it sure seems like it when you look at Jay McDonald’s Ume today.

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Autumn colors

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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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