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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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Honda Bonsai Pots Sale for MBC Members

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 … 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 plucking needles prior to his recent all-day wiring marathon/workshop with … Continue reading

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