Bernard Marque on Repotting

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Articles And Stories, Eric's Blog
Bernard Marque on Repotting

For our January 2017 meeting BSSF kicked off the year by inviting Bernard Marque, a long-time BSSF member to demonstrate repotting for the group. Bernard has recently taken over the helm in teaching bonsai basics II for the club which is the repotting portion of bonsai basics. Bernard began the evening by mentioning some of […]

Fog City Bonsai January 2016

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai January 2016

In This Issue… From the President, p. 1 Officers and Directors for 2017, p, 2 Critical Thinking on Repotting, p, 2 What does ?Bonsai? mean to you?, p. 3 BSSF Meetings and Workshops, p. 4 Announcements, p. 5 Other Bonsai Events in the Bay Area, p. 6 Officers and Board of Directors, p. 6 2017 […]

Critical Thinking on Repotting

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Eric's Blog
Critical Thinking on Repotting

Bonsai instruction frequently is quite prescriptive; this is perhaps the preference of both teachers and students to avoid confusion on a dizzying array of topics. But what if you could move past instruction to rely on your own instincts when it comes to all these topics? Having recently started unschooling (look it up) my eleven […]

Past Presidents

Past Presidents

Past presidents in politics get up to some pretty interesting things. We have only to wait for Obama to leave office to see if he’ll fit the mold or not. As for me, I’ve had a few members ask me whether I’ll be continuing on in some of the variety of capacities that I’ve filled […]

Fog City Bonsai – November 2016

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai – November 2016

Click the button to download the PDF copy of the newsletter: In This Issue … From the President: Cracking the Foundation, p. 1 Ballot for 2017 Board of Directors, p, 3 BSSF Meetings and Workshops, p. 4 What?s Coming in 2017, p. 5 BSSF Announcements, p. 5 Other Bonsai Events in the Bay Area, p. […]

Cracking the Foundation

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in From the President
Cracking the Foundation

There are certain things that most bonsai enthusiasts assume are a constant – an inherent trait that cannot be changed. Among those are the core characteristics of a given tree; for most people the nebari and trunk are the most unflinching and foundational aspects. The thought of any change to the trunk is usually well […]

Fog City Bonsai – October 2016

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai – October 2016

Click the button to download the PDF copy of the newsletter: In This Issue … From the President: BSSF Looks to Finish 2016 Strong, p. 1 Make a Difference ? Be a ViP, p. 2 Holiday Traditions Getting Even Better, p, 3 BSSF Meetings and Workshops, p. 4 BSSF Announcements, p. 5 Other Bonsai Events […]

BSSF looks to finish 2016 strong

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in From the President
BSSF looks to finish 2016 strong

If you’ve been around for the last two years you’ve seen BSSF put on some great programming. The rest of this year will continue the trend and an exciting slate of programs is already coming together for 2017. The club has benefitted from an influx of newer members and has seen an uptick in attendance […]

Fog City Bonsai August/September 2016

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai August/September 2016

Click the button to download the PDF copy of the newsletter: In This Issue … From the President: August, September and Junipers, p. 1 Results are in for 2016 Soil Workshop, p. 3 Field Trip to Private Bonsai Garden, p. 3 BSSF Meetings and Workshops, p. 4 BSSF Announcements, p. 5 Other Bonsai Events in […]

August, September and Junipers

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in From the President
August, September and Junipers

It seems that we spend a lot of time working on and talking about junipers here at BSSF. There are some good reasons for that, and the best of them is that junipers make great bonsai and are relatively easy to care for. whether you’re and old hat at junipers or fresh-eyed, you are in […]