November 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends, Well here we are knocking on the door to 2019. I hear you, where does the time go? I’ve found it is far more positive to look forward than to look back. That is where the excitement is and where I will focus my words. Because it is election time and …

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October 2018 Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends, Certainly, we can refer to autumn as a mellow season. It is a time when our trees begin to prepare for their dormancy and we prepare for their late winter/early spring awakening. When compared to many of you I am but a novice in this hobby, but I have learned that …

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September 2018 Newsletter

Dear Club Members and Friends, Having just returned from a romp through the California Redwoods along the northern coast of our beautiful state Pat and I have found some ideal climate conditions for bonsai trees as well as bonsai enthusiasts. We had never seen such big specimens of trees, shrubs and flowers! Oh my! Many …

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August 2018 Newsletter

Dear Club Members and Friends, It seems to me that the word ‘hot’ just does not convey the weather we have had and are still experiencing. Everyone, I am sure, has had to rethink how much water and direct sunlight our trees should be getting. Remember, it’s a dry heat! Yeah right. Amid these heated …

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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.