Meeting Notes – Tim Kong Boxwood Workshop

Posted by on Apr 28, 2004 in Articles And Stories

Our April general meeting was a workshop based on boxwoods conducted by Tm Kong. Club members brought their own trees to work on under Tim’s guidance. Additionally Tim brought extra trees for those who wanted to have a go at it. As Tim pointed out boxwood is a hardy, forgiving material which is readily available […]

From The President

Posted by on Apr 28, 2004 in From the President

May ’04 From the President The end of April has brought some really hot weather to my yard and I find myself trying to keep my smaller trees and recently repotted ones from drying out and wilting. Sheesh! I had a great time once again at the Third Thursday workshop; this time I sliced and […]

From The President

Posted by on Mar 27, 2004 in From the President

In the weeks after our big show there are so many things to think about. First, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the new members that join us after seeing the exhibit at the Cow Palace. Only two years ago, although it seems like much more, I saw the exhibit […]

From The President

Posted by on Feb 24, 2004 in From the President

For a few months now, there has been a discussion between the directors of the Collection North and BSSF. ?The issue is our logo tree. ?The tree has been permanently on display at the garden since it was styled by Mr. Mitsuya in December, and was there prior to that on a lease from BSSF. […]

From the President

Posted by on Jan 24, 2004 in From the President

From the President I’ve managed to secure two dates for people to collect material from a site in Tiburon. It is a Japanese style garden that is being removed to make way for a new building and new landscaping. There are many junipers as well as some pines, and maples. There are rocks of many […]

Moss for you bonsai

Posted by on Jan 24, 2004 in Articles And Stories

Jim Gremel was kind enough to share some of his secrets of preparing a tree for a show by covering the surface of the soil with moss at our January meeting. First, let me say that I disagree with the idea that all trees should receive a covering of moss as their top dressing. Trees […]

Beginner’s Perspective

Posted by on Jan 5, 2004 in Articles And Stories

Even though I have been thinking about it for a while it’s hard for me to write about what constitutes bad bonsai material. Mostly, I don’t want to offend anyone; or worse, steer some genius away from discovering the next great type of plant for bonsai. This is certainly a question of “beauty is in […]

From the President

Posted by on Dec 29, 2003 in From the President

I was deeply saddened to learn that Mas Imazumi passed away on December 24th. Many members of our club were more well acquainted with him than I but I feel the loss as deeply as any. I met Mas for the first time at the most recent East Bay Bonsai Society show and then again […]

Walter Pall’s Visit

Posted by on Nov 14, 2003 in Articles And Stories

I, like most of the people who attended this month’s meeting, really enjoyed hearing the somewhat different perspective of German bonsai enthusiast Walter Pall. It was nice to hear the tremendous applause that he received at the end of the presentation. For me, it was sometimes difficult to discern a single lesson that Mr. Pall […]