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.
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.
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!
If you’re in Orlando Saturday….
Central Florida Bonsai Club
Field Trip and Bonsai Workshop
Saturday, April 20,2019
Albin Polasek Museum and Garden
633 Osceola Avenue Winter Park 32789
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
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
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.