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 10 other bonsai pots went to the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt Mammoth Auction and Sale. It took nearly four months to dispose of the bonsai pots; including transporting, washing, announcing the sale, conducting the sale. Marin Bonsai Club received a percentage of the sales. All proceeds went to the Honda family.
MBC members have already taken advantage of purchasing Honda bonsai pots. These bonsai pots are being sold on a 80/20 split for the benefit of the Honda estate and MBC.
Some 19 out of 54 bonsai pots have been purchased to date. There are quality bonsai pots remaining to be sold. Contact George Haas at email@example.com or 707-762-9154 if interested.
As a reminder, repotting season is from December through March. MBC has scheduled three consecutive repotting workshops in January and February of 2019.
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 visiting bonsai professional Bjorn Bjorholm (http://www.bjornbjorholm.com/).
In this case, ‘all-day’ = 10 hours of wiring! Fortunately, Jay estimates he won’t need to unwire this tree for two years.
Almost tragically, this tree lost two important branches about 3 years ago. Jay unwired the tree then and grew new branches to fill the vacancy left behind. Jay’s effort has really paid off!
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 description of the responsibilities.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Jay McDonald finished trimming the Deodar Cedar he brought to the demo a few weeks ago.
Nice work, Jay!
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.
Throw in a little Dymondia, a pinch of orange Bacopa and one tiny Tillandsia and here’s what Jay came up with:
Note the perfect corresponding ‘wing’ on the rock!
Treasurer Art Wasserman, the raffle man
Winner Cheryl Redmond
The bonsai winner and the winner artist. Good job, Jay!
Show & Tell:
Trident Maple rock planting
Deodar Cedar – Working from the bottom up.
Euonymus alatus aka Winged Euonymus, Burning Bush
Wondering what else you’ll be able to bid on at tomorrow’s Marin Bonsai Club auction?
The auction is open to the public. Be there or be square (sorry, couldn’t stop myself).
August 21 – 7pm preview, live auction starts at 7:30pm.
Terra Linda Community Center
670 Del Ganado Road, San Rafael, CA
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