February 2017 Newsletter

We started 2017 with a demonstration by Roy Nagatoshi. He showed us his grafting technique along with some beautiful finished trees. (Details will appear next month.) The February 16th meeting will be a workshop, so bring your trees. Several members responded to my e-mail asking for suggestions about club activities.

Thank you.

I have summarized them as follows, which we will discuss at our next meeting:

  • 10 – 15 minute mini lectures on some aspect of bonsai at our workshop meetings
  • Nursery visits—can we get owners to make presentations?
  • Name tags for members and guests
  • Beginner/intermediate classes


At our February meeting we would like to finalize our 2017 program, so please bring your suggestions.

The Bonsai-A-Thon at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino will be on Saturday and Sunday, February 25th and 26th. Please see the expanded listing in Coming Events on page 8 of this newsletter for details.

I will bring Bonsai-A-Thon entry badges to our February meeting. Volunteers to help work on Saturday and/or Sunday will be needed. We have supported this activity in past years, so if anyone would like to volunteer please let me know. Plan a day at the Huntington—spend a few hours working and the balance of the day going through the vendor section or watching the demonstrations.

We are going to do two shows this year, a one-time event in early summer and our regular annual exhibition in the fall. Our extra show will be at the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, June 24th.

We have also confirmed the dates for our annual show at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks. This show will be the first weekend of October, Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th. So we will be having a busy bonsai year!

See you Thursday, the 16th.

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