MBC Annual Show 2024

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LIVING ART

Earlier this year, we reached out to Casey Gillespie, creative director of Marin Living Magazine to see if we could do some community outreach. Casey put us in touch with Caitlin Hamer, Associate Editor of Marin Living Magazine to interview a few club members about the bonsai scene in Marin.

Caitlin interviewed Candace Key, Jay McDonald, and Tung Dao about our experiences with bonsai. The article featuring our club can be found in Marin Living Magazine’s  July/August 2023 issue and also in our club’s July/Aug 2023 newsletter.

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HOW TO MAKE AMAZING TANUKI with JAY MCDONALD

ARTICLE BY TUNG X. DAO, VIDEO BY ERIC SCHRADER, BONSAIFY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwcEaB7Yuz0

Eric Schrader of Bonsaify recently posted a fantastic video on tanuki featuring our long-time member Jay McDonald.

Tanuki is Japanese for a racoon-dog who has a reputation of being a trickster. In bonsai, it refers to trees that have been grafted onto a dead trunk. It allows us to make a young tree look much older than it is.

Jay shows us how he creates one with some very old and dramatic deadwood and a Juniper. Check out the video!

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