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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March program: willow leaf ficus root cuttings

This month, Adam Lavigne, The Prez, will be talking about a propagation technique on Florida’s favorite ficus, F. Salicaria.

Adam will talk about the different uses of this technique, the history of it in Florida, and will have some examples of trees in various levels of development, grown using it.

The main tree to be demonstrated on (a big clump) came from the root base sawn off of a clump during a demo by the late, great Florida bonsai master, Jim Smith

There will be saws, wire, Ficus sap, bonsai soil, mayhem, and way too many bad jokes.

Should be a good time!

There will also be a discussion of next year’s officers, the upcoming BSFconvention , the Dragon Tree Nursery fieldtrip and much more.

The date: Friday, March 8, 2019

The time: 7:30 pm

Location: the UF/IFAS Orange County Agricultural Extrension Office, 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando Fl.

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Seminole County Gardening Expo

2019 Seminole County Gardening Expo

Join UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County and their Master Gardener Volunteers for a fun filled day featuring hydroponic demonstrations, organic & butterfly gardening, children’s activities, “how-to clinics,” vendors selling plants and gardening related products, “ask the Experts”, food, entertainment and much more. Guest speakers include Tom McCubbin! The Central Florida Bonsai Club will have their very own area at this event.

 

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This month’s program with Rob Kempinski and some Japanese black pine

Welcome to February! The best month, if you go by who’s birthday is in February. (Hint: your CFBC President….)

According to Punxsutawney Phil, we are in for a shorter winter this year, so get yourself ready for spring by gathering your soil, getting your pots cleaned, and start repotting.

This month we will be having Rob Kempinski, teaching us about Japanese black pines.

Rob is the current 2ndvp of Bsf, has been the President and various positions in the Bonsai Society of Brevard, is a published author of not only bonsai books but fiction as well. He’s had trees at the Bsf show, award winning trees at the Winter Silhouette show in Kannapolis , trees accepted in Bill Valavanis’ Rochester event, and more.

He is also an accomplished bonsai potter, stand maker and overall bonsai guru.

Of late, Rob has even been dabbling in oil painting.

It’s safe to say that Rob doesn’t sleep much.

Oh, and he’s a golfer. Take from that what you will.

We are very fortunate to have him this Friday (8th of February, 2019 at the usual meeting place 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando)

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