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Bonsai work to do in May

The following information and more can be found on the web site established by Peter Tea at https://www.ptbonsai.com/ Now that May is here, it’s time to get back to work on our deciduous and broad leaf evergreen Bonsai. Most of our … Continue reading

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May demo and workshop have been cancelled

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October 2019: John Thompson on Oaks

John Thompson, an arborist, bonsai enthusiast, and oak specialist who has worked with trees since the ’80s, gave the Marin Bonsai Club its first oak demonstration in eight years this October, and it was well worth the wait. John was … Continue reading

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Repotting season is in full swing!

Repotting is important to the health of our trees and should be done this time of year on most bonsai, except tropical varieties. If you aren’t sure whether your tree needs repotting this year bring it in for recommendations from … Continue reading

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MBC 2020 Schedule of Programs

Here’s what we have planned for 2020. Eight new demonstrations, some returning favorite artists/instructors and some new faces. Topics will include Shohin bonsai, redwoods, olives, trident maple, tropical indoors/outdoors, Monterey cypress, and Princess persimmon. Peter Tea will return with a … Continue reading

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September 2019: Jay McDonald rock planting

Marin Bonsai Club and guests were treated to an educational and entertaining presentation on bonsai rock planting by Jay McDonald at the September 2019 meeting. In the Japanese tradition this is called a saikei (sigh-kay) and in the Chinese tradition … Continue reading

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August 2019: Peter Tea on Junipers

Peter Tea joined us in August to talk about the work that is appropriate to do on junipers late in the summer. He brought three Kishu Shimpaku junipers with him, plus an olive for contrast, and to illustrate how different … Continue reading

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