go to Bonsai Notes for more information.... recently added: Pest Management, Fungicides, Slime Mold, Thrips
Black Pines (to be added)
How does Bonsai = Art? a book by Andy Rutledge.
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.
Pauline Muth Workshop June 18
Pauline Muth visited Broward Bonsai for the first time on June 18th. One of the many things discussed was the importance of having a future plan over several years for your trees and keeping branches but knowing (tagging) which branches are selected for future cutting. Click here for Pauline Muth WS photos.
BBS at the 2016 BSF Convention Members of BBS attended this years' BSF Convention in Orlando; picture below is Carlos with Bjorn Bornholm and Juan Andrade, featured artists.
Broward Bonsai's Annual Exhibit at Flamingo Gardens
was a success. Displays included suiseki and over 30 trees and their companions, including participation by a member of the Gold Coast Bonsai Society. Demonstrations were held each day to groups eager to learn. Our sales table included pre-bonsai, bonsai, and equipment. Pictures from the exhibit can be seen here.
Workshop February 2016: Some reminders from Ed: If you use akadama in your mix, make sure it is a high fired akadama or it will turn to mud; don't bare root and wash all the old soil from your roots as you will get rid of more good than bad; treat a two-trunk tree as one when arranging your branches (left-right-back); fertilize your trees all year- even a dormant tree has some growth by 11am...
“The Art of Bonsai” sponsored by Flamingo Gardens:
Class Schedule: ***
April 2, 9, May 14, 21, June 4, 25, 2016
(***for more information click on Class Schedule above)
Bonsai Tip: Rainy season can bring an unwanted byproduct: fungus. Check your trees and treat accordingly.
(information provided by the Central Florida Bonsai Club)
(go to Events for details and other events)
June 18, 2016 Pauline Muth Workshop 9am-Noon
July 9, 2016 9am-Noon Make a lightweight stand for your trees
August 6, 2016 Juan Andrade WS 9am-noon
September 11, 2016 Sergio Luciani Workshop 1PM - 4PM
Bonsai (pronounced bone-sigh) is an art form similar to painting, music, and sculpture 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 tray”. It can be considered 50% art form and 50% horticulture.
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a person perfected without trials.