Fog City Bonsai – July 2016

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai – July 2016

Click the button to download the PDF copy of the July 2016 newsletter: In This Issue … From the President: Six BSSF Suggestions, p. 1-2 Boon Manakativipart on Ficus, p. 3-4 Summer Potluck & Soil Workshop, p. 4-5 Green Wood Carving with Oscar Patzan, p. 5 New Board Appointments, p. 5 BSSF Meetings and Workshops, […]

Six BSSF Suggestions.

Six BSSF Suggestions.

1. Prioritize Bonsai Soil! BSSF is having its 3rd (annual) soil making party this month, on Saturday July 16th. The club uses “Boon mix”: a combination of 1/3 akadama, 1/3 lava and 1/3 pumice. This particular soil mix is known to provide good growing characteristics for many tree species across many locations. In fact, while […]

Fog City Bonsai – June 2016

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai – June 2016

Click the button to download the newsletter. In This Issue … META, President’s Message. p. 1-3 Pattern, Style, Clay, Chop, p. 3-4 Summer Potluck & Soil Workshop. p. 5 BSSF Meetings and Workshops, p. 5-6 BSSF Announcements, p. 6 Other Bonsai Events in the Bay Area , p. 7 Officers and Board of Directors, p. […]

BSSF Meta

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in From the President
BSSF Meta

I’ve spent the last 18 months as president writing columns for the newsletter about my views on bonsai. From how to create them to curating your collection and the reasons you should, I’ve been standing on this tiny soap box espousing what I really believe. But, for this column I’ll put aside bonsai to explain […]

Fog City Bonsai – May 2016

Posted by on May 7, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai – May 2016

Click the link to download a PDF copy of the May 2016 issue of Fog City Bonsai. In this issue…. What Your Bonsai Collection Would Look Like if it Were up to Me The Tropics in June Program Change during Michael Ryan Bell’s Visit Bonsai in Small Urban Spaces BSSF Meetings and Workshops BSSF Announcements […]

What Your Bonsai Collection Would Look Like if it Were up to Me.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2016 in Articles And Stories, From the President
What Your Bonsai Collection Would Look Like if it Were up to Me.

In bonsai, there is some ideal mix of sizes, shapes and species of trees that will provide for ideal learning. Your collection may contain plants because you found them at an auction, on the side of the road, at a nearby nursery, or elsewhere. But, that doesn’t mean that these plants are what should be […]

Fog City Bonsai – April 2016

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai – April 2016

Click the link to download a PDF copy of the April 2016 issue of Fog City Bonsai. April 2016 Fog City Bonsai. In This Issue… Small Bonsai Spaces, p. 1 Bonsai Pot Guru Visits BSSF, p. 2 Accent Plant Workshop with Kora Dalager, p. 3 Make Over A Year, p. 3 Juniper Practicum Reminder, p. […]

Small Bonsai Spaces

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in From the President
Small Bonsai Spaces

Our April program will be a member-led collaboration that aims to enrich our community knowledge when it comes to growing plants in an urban environment. For many people, growing bonsai means having trees on benches in their yard. But for those of us who either don’t have a yard, or even don’t have outdoor space, […]

Fog City Bonsai – March 2016

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Newsletter Archive
Fog City Bonsai – March 2016

In This Issue… BSSF Show Your Stuff in March, C Wolf, p.1 Movement-Induced Value Analysis?, E Schrader, p. 2 Grafting: Have the Tree You Want, C Wolf, p. 3 BSSF Meetings and Workshops, p.4 BSSF Announcements, p. 5 Bonsai Events In and Outside of the Bay Area, p. 6 Officers and Board of Directors, p. […]

Movement-Induced Value Analysis?

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in From the President
Movement-Induced Value Analysis?

After returning from my ten day trip to Japan two weeks ago I was immediately undertaking to move all of my trees out of my back yard. Moving all of your trees encourages a little analysis of your collection. With the need to handle each and every plant, some thoughts start to occur. A plant […]