Broward Bonsai Society
PRESIDENT's NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2014
Broward Bonsai Society will have a workshop on accent plants on August 23, 2014 at the Flamingo Garden's classroom. The cost to participate will be $5 and includes a pot and plant material.
...read more (includes articles on and links to images of kusamono and complementary plants)
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.
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: ***
August 9, 16, September 6,
November 1, December 6, 13.
(for more information click on 'class schedule' above)