July 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends, Looking at the calendar we note that there are only 11 months before our next Show! Relax, all is good. What a show it was! There are many thanks that have to go out to many people and I will begin the sharing these at our Sunday meeting.  We have much …

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June 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends, Well we have the word regarding set up times for our show! Here we go! Friday, June 22 we have access to the social hall from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please keep reading as we could surely use as many hands on deck as possible. We need to complete the …

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53rd Annual Bonsai Exhibit

Dear Members and Friends of the Orange County Bonsai Society, We are fast approaching our annual show and sale! We look forward to seeing all of you as well as your families and friends! The show will run Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24. I have had the opportunity to view some of the …

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May 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends, We are quick approaching our ‘big day’! That’s right, our annual Bonsai Show returns to Orange County Buddhist Church for the 54th time! Dates are June 23 & 24. The stage is set so that the remaining work to be done is on YOU. That’s right, you! We are requesting that …

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April 2018 Newsletter

WOW! What an opening to our 2018! When we gathered at Peter Macasieb’s home in January who would have thought we would continue this road trip up to our April meeting. To recap: In January we visited Peter’s home and collection. In addition, Peter demonstrated graphing techniques. Right before our eyes he made a good …

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Something Completely Different: Botanical Origami

Japanese user @kusabanaasobi on twitter reincarnates plants such as poppies, clovers, dandelions and ginkgo leaves as new creatures.    

Come to our club meeting!

OCBS meets the 4th Sunday of most months and we have one coming up soon! If you’re new to the hobby or have years of experience, you’ll find you’re among friendly folk with a passion for Bonsai. No membership is necessary for your first visit, so come on down and see what we’re all about. …

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Do you need trees or plants removed from your yard?

OCBS is happy to schedule a dig if you have trees or plants that are suitable for Bonsai. Share you plans with us and we’ll see how we can help!

Blog: Crataegus

Crataegus Bonsai is a blog authored by Michael Hagedorn, an American bonsai artist who apprenticed under Shinji Suzuki of Japan from 2003 to 2006. In 2008, he set up an urban bonsai studio in Oregon. His primary teaching outlet is his Seasonal Program, which fosters a broad and in-depth bonsai experience. He is also the Bonsai Consultant for …

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January 2017 Newsletter

A Happy New Year to All! And what a year we face! Certainly we as bonsai enthusiast will be called upon to demonstrate our love of the hobby as well as our commitment to the club. These coming days we have the awesome task of filling the shoes of Ken Schlothan and Bruce Boyer. More …

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