Next Up: August Meeting & Willow Leaf Air Layer Forest Pt1

Friday, August 9th, 7:00pm. This month our meeting will focus on a Willow Leaf trunk that is around 20″ wide, and about 4 feet tall. It has a lot of damaged branches that make it unsuitable for bonsai, but the top is great and so is the bottom. We will begin a process of reusing the trunk elsewhere, and air layering all of the 4-5 inch wide branches, around 12-15 of them. There will be enough air layers for everyone to learn on, so be ready to get your hands dirty if you like. Our meeting format will be a lot shorter than normal, so if you are used to showing up late, you might miss quite a bit! 🙂 Topics include this months calendar (which is posted already on our website!) to see if there’s improvements or adjustments and additions based on your input. Help us set the year! Seeya there.

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July 7th, Summer Party!

Bring a dish to pass, bring swim trunks and a towel, and bring a tree to show off/exhibit if you like! Starts at noon, goes ’till 4pm. Club members and families are invited! This years summer party will be at Agresta Gardens, address on flyer.

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June CFBC Meeting

The next CFBC meeting will be held on June 21, 6:30 pm, at Agresta Gardens, 1661 S. Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

There will not be a meeting on the usual meeting date!

The artist is Mrs. Jennifer Price, who’s studied with Walter Pall and Jim Doyle, among others.

This will be a byot workshop, so please bring your one best tree for Jennifer to work on or critique.

She has extensive knowledge of most conifers and deciduous trees, as well as tropicals.

See you all there!

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If you’re in Orlando Saturday….

Central Florida Bonsai Club

Field Trip and Bonsai Workshop

When:                       

Saturday, April 20,2019

Where:                     

Albin Polasek Museum and Garden

633 Osceola Avenue Winter Park 32789

Meet:                         

At the Polasek Museum Entrance at 11:30 AM

What we’ll do:       

 A guided tour of the museum house and sculpture garden grounds

Set up at picnic tables on the museum grounds by Lake Osceola 

Pot luck picnic lunch 

BYOT workshop and critique – bonsai fellowship

What to bring:        

A favorite dish to share with others, a tree to work on or gather advice 

CFBC will provide admission to the gardens and museum, and drinks. You must be a paid CFBC member to attend for free. 

Guests are invited but will have to pay the $8.00 grounds admission.

If you wish to attend, please email Adam, the Prez

President@centralfloridabonsaiclub.com

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April meeting!

Why, shucks, it’s April already!

And that means it’s almost elections! Anthony will be presenting our slate of potential officers at the next meeting, and then we vote on them in May. Make sure you talk to him if you’d like to step up and maybe make some change and be a part of the board. 
This months program is a neat one, utilizing the talents and experiences of our very own club members. We will have a three person panel who will take a look at your tree and each person will give their opinion of the direction it could take. So bring a tree and let’s have some fun!

There will also be discussion of our participation in Club Night, the Club Tree display, and our portion of the raffle at the Bsf convention. 
Jorge and Abner are working hard on an idea for club night, so don’t miss that. 
We are responsible for the Friday portion of the raffle so please bring in donations for it. Thank you!

And this year, Bsf came up with an idea for each club to have an opportunity for a Club Tree Display. It can be one tree, or a Penjing/sakei, or maybe even a shohin or three point display. Send some ideas in if you can’t make it or bring some trees. 
We have a fieldtrip coming up on April 20th to the Polasek museum, Mark will finalize those plans.

See you on the 12th!
Adam, The Prez

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