Broward Bonsai Society

bonsai, both an art form and horticulture...



















On July 12th, Mike Sullivan gave the Broward Bonsai Society a presentation on displaying bonsai.  It was educational as well as fun.  Mike set up a variety of combinations of trees, stands, companion plants, and stones-- some making a good display and some not; we learned much about display just seeing what worked and what didn't with Mike's expert commentary clearing up any questions.  See pictures from the presentation here.



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News & Notes 2014

PRESIDENT's NEWSLETTER JULY 2014

We had a wonderful presentation by Mike Sullivan this past Saturday on how to "show" your trees and I would like to share some of the notes that I took.

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VICE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE MARCH 2014
Dear Bonsai Friends,

I hope many of you took the opportunity this past weekend to look at the beautiful Broward and Gold Coast Societies’ Bonsai Show at Flamingo Gardens. The trees very outstanding. Many visitors were delighted and curious about... 
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TREE OF THE MONTH AND OUR NEW STYLE OF THE MONTH 
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note: go to Tree of the Month for an Index)









Bonsai by Thomas Grimm

It’s a small tree that sits on my veranda,

swaying in the breeze to a poetic stanza.

I water it daily and twice when it’s hot.

I promised it love when first it was bought.

I pluck faded leaves and shape all its branches.

I am careful with its feed. I don’t take any chances. 

I share time alone with this little green guy,

sipping my coffee on the veranda outside.

So many times I speak under my breath,

like I know he is listening, unlike the rest.

When others are racing and running to and fro.

I sit and sip and watch bonsai grow.

A thought like a seed seems to root in my mind.

If one gives me pleasure two would be really fine.

Then three and then four until room for no more,

and I’ve a little green forest outside my front door.  

  




OLDER POSTS...



The Bud Shafer Memorial Bench 
at the Jim Smith Bonsai Gallery, Heathcote Botanical Gardens: Bench provided by donations from the Broward & Gold Coast Bonsai Societies.







 



















A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a person perfected without trials.

Author Unknown

Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is an art form similar to painting, music, and sculpturing which provides each of us with an opportunity to demonstrate our creative expression and horticultural techniques.  Bonsai, translated literally from Japanese, means “tree in a pot”.  It can be considered 50% art form and 50% horticulture.


Recent addition:  In "Bonsai Education" (this page) a link to a pdf from Art's Newsletter on Bonsai Soil
 
Upcoming Events 
(go to Events for details)

NEW CALENDAR OF EVENTS

JULY 12, 2014 9am-Noon
Display workshop with Mike Sullivan

OCTOBER 2014
Lindsay Shiba (date TBD)
photos from our last workshop

FEBRUARY 2015
Peter Tea (date TBD)

JUNE 2015
Rodney Clemons (date TBD)
photos from our last workshop

SEPTEMBER 2015
Ted Matson (date TBD)

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2016
Bjorn Bjorholm

July BONSAI CARE:
refer to the BBS calendar or, visit this site for more detailed information:  
 JULY Bonsai Care

(information provided by the Bonsai Society of Brevard)

 
Art of Bonsai” sponsored by 
Flamingo Gardens:

Class Schedule: ***

MAY 17, 31, JUNE 7, 21,
JULY 19, 26



(for more information click on 'class schedule' above)

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