Were you at our April meeting? Wow….what excitement and creativity. Our program chairs Jeff Lorch and Terry Bishop along with our volunteer project leaders gave us a great root over rock program that inspired all of us. I’m looking now for a tree candidate, probably a Japanese maple, and a special rock to put the techniques offered to a creation of my own….How about you? Check the information and pictures in this newsletter to see what went on.
The Bonsai Basics Class of 2010 had a very special opportunity this past month and while the details were kept very hush hush, and chairpersons Van Jensen and Lionel Flood huddled with class participants during our general meeting, getting details dispersed, and working materials arranged for the upcoming class. A little bird told me that Cheryl Sykora was involved in getting a very special guest to attend and assist with the April class…if you want more information you are going to need to search out someone who attended the class.
Just a month away and our long anticipated spring Mother’s Day Bonsai Show will materialize. This is the show where all of our MBS members have an opportunity to show off their best spring bonsai. Some of our bonsai are at their very best in the spring with small, brightly colored leaves and needles and even some with blossoms that are always a special treat.
With this article is a picture of me “helping the bees” with some pollinating of my Sargent Crabapple bonsai tree that was in full blossom this year at the same time as my three yard apple trees; too early for the Mother’s Day Bonsai Show, but if crabapples develop, perhaps a candidate for the State Fair Bonsai Show.
|What’s expected of you for the Mother’s Day Bonsai Show?