April Meeting to Bring Peter Warren to Kawa for a Special Weekend!

Peter Warren is coming to Kawa on April 17, 2015 for a long weekend of bonsai workshops, demos and private sessions! Details to follow! Don’t miss this opportunity for work with Peter in an intimate setting at Kawa! The will be open to members and non members so stay tuned for details next week March 25 when I post the detailed registration information and schedule for three days of Peter!


Gerry working with Peter in the Ilex workshop

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March Meeting Is a Working Meeting

March 20, 2015 will be a working meeting for the Kawa members . The meeting will be a chance to work on trees and get advice from Mike Rogers and Louise Leister for your trees. Members can bring several trees to work on, get advice or just enjoy a relaxed setting to work on trees. This meeting is a good time to ready trees for the state convention exhibit or just pick pot changes or styling help. The meeting is at the Flagler County Extension office at 150 Saw Grass Road in Bunnell Fl. meeting time is 7 PM I hope to see you all there. Members are encouraged to bring show and tell trees.

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Febuary Meeting

The Febuary Kawa meeting will be held on Febuary 20, 2015 at 7 PM at the Flagler County Extension Office, 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell Florida. Our speaker will be Mike Rogers and Louise Leister, the topic is repotting hardy trees. Each member may bring one tree for the program. Each member needs to bring a pot,

Asking questions

Asking questions

soil and the tools they need for them to repot their our trees. This is a learning event for those attending. Guest are always welcome. I hope to see everyone at the meeting.

The 2015 schedule will be presented at this meeting so make sure you attend so you know what Kawa has planned for the year. We have a fantastic schedule so don’t miss the meeting.


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Joy of Bonsai a huge success!

The 2015 Joy of Bonsai Small Trees show was a huge success, we had a record turnout and it was the first time Kawa had three out of state headliners and a Florida artist as well. All the workshops sold out and the exhibit was breath taking. The demos were very well attended with standing room only. Along with a huge Florida attendance we had many out of state guests who can to enjoy some warm weather and bonsai . All the vendors report very good sales and I know I had the best time to date putting this show together. I would like to thank all those who helped bring the event together our membership is small have the best workers and dedicated people bringing the Joy of Bonsai to the public. Thank you to everyone and to our headliners for making this event a special learning experience.



Best best in Show Louise Leister

Here are a few of the winners of the awards from the exhibit.


If if you missed this years event we will be back in January 2016 for the 14 Annual Joy of Bonsai our dates are January 15, 16, & 17, 2016 so mark your calendars!

Next years event will be small and large trees! Exhibitors welcome.

imageBest Shito 2″ Randy Clarkimage Best Tree & Pot Combo Mike Sullivanimage Best Shohin 8″ Mike Sullivan


imageBest Exhibit Mike Lebanic

image Kawa Club Award Diane Lorber

imageBest Chuchin Reggie Perdue

imageBest Mame’ Louise Leister

imageBest Kifu 10″ Bobby Block





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January 2015 Joy of Bonsai Shohin



The Joy of Bonsai Shohin+

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European Olive Workshop has sold out,

Pomegranate Workshop Sold Out,

Root Stand Workshop Sold Out



We hope you plan on attending the January Joy of Bonsai Small Tree event, we have a huge line up for you and fabulous material for workshops, four world class bonsai artists, a huge vendor area and a beautiful exhibit full of small trees ranging from 2 inches to 17 inches. Demos, critiques, workshops, exhibit, and great bonsai fun come see what everyone has been talking about for years.

If you would like to exhibit a tree in the exhibit please contact me and let me know what you have, the size of your tree and species. All trees need to be mossed, cleaned and displayed on a stand or jita.

There is one spot left in the Pomegranate workshop with Ted Matson, two spots left in the Stone workshop with Sean Smith and a few of the beautiful Crape Myrtles are left. These trees have been pre bonsai for several years and have branches and are ready for styling and a bonsai pot at the time of the workshop. It’s great material! Contact me with any questions. Hope to see everyone soon.

Happy Holidays to all our Bonsai friends we hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!


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