Broward Bonsai Society
PRESIDENT's MESSAGE APRIL 2014
I want to take this opportunity to let you guys in on one of my latest projects. My daughter saw a picture of a Penjing that was made by a bonsai artist by the name of Chris Guise.
Chris Guise is an artist, a mechanical engineer, and bonsai enthusiast from Maidenhead, England. He was influenced by Tolkien’s fiction and created the Bag End Bonsai Trayscape. He shaped the tree and then constructed the familiar Hobbit hole that we have all seen at the local theaters in the Hobbit movie series. ...read more
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...
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.
See videos on YouTube from Merv's workshop with the Broward Bonsai Society
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 1
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 2
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 3
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 4
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 5
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 6
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 7
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 8
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 9
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 10
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 11
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 12
Bonsai With Merv-BBS Workshop Part 13
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.
(information provided by the Bonsai Society of Brevard)
“Art of Bonsai” sponsored by
Class Schedule: ***
Feb 15, March 15, 22, 29,and April 12, 26, 2014
(for more information click on 'class schedule' above)