Michael Ryan Bell is our April Speaker

April 15, 2016 is going to be an exciting month with a visit from Michael Ryan Bell and a great Power Point on Japanese and Chinese Bonsai Pots. Michael has a great Blog featuring bonsai pots along with an almost complete listing of all the chops and signatures on pots. Such a great site. Please join us for a very informative night with Michael. We will have a raffle along with a great night bonsai pot information. His website info is as http://japanesebonsaipots.net/about/ you will find his bio and so much more on this site so please take a look before the meeting so you can ask questions based on the information you read on his site. The more you know before the meeting the better you will enjoy the program. The meeting will start at a new time 6 PM so we can spend time with Michael and have time for questions and answers after the program. Each member can bring a couple pots for Michael to ID and get information on the makers and country of origin. Only two per member please. Our address again is Moody Build. Flagler Beach at the Change Jar Book store.

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Saturday Kawa is planing a field trip to Schley’s Open House to listen again to Michael Ryan Bell’s second program and to watch Mike Rogers demo. Jason has invited us to enjoy his open house and is offering club discounts for those attending. This is going to be a fine outing for the club so lets show our support and make a trip to Deland for the day to enjoy bonsai education and fun. Please confirm via email if you plan on attending the events of Friday and Saturday. The address for Schleys is 2745 Audubon Ave. Deland, FL.  Admission is free and there is also free craft beer and food. Hope to see everyone there. Check out the website for complete listings of workshops and sales.

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See everyone on April 15, 2016

 

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March Meeting

March brings beautiful weather for our bonsai and a lot of chores as will that need to be completed before it gets too hot. March meeting will highlight care of some of our bonsai like Black Pines, Juniper and several other cool weather species. We will help members repot any Black Pines or Junipers they feel they need help with. Members must bring bonsai soil, pots, wire and any other things they might need for the repotting of their trees. Mike Rogers and Louise Leister will assist in the repotting process. We will also discuss after care for those trees and fertilizer for these trees as well. The meeting will start at 7 PM and will be at our new location which is at the Change Jar Book Store in Flagler Beach on Moody Blvd. If you plan on repotting a tree please also bring a tray to collect any soil that might make a mess.

Also at the meeting I will show some of the slides of Japan  from my recent trip with Mike Sullivan. I hope to see everyone at the meeting on March 18, 2016 at 7 PM. SHO_7149

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The Joy of Bonsai !

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November Juniper Workshop with Robert Malher!

November is going to be a very special month Kawa will be hosting Robert Malher for a Juniper workshop and demo. Robert is going to bring a selection of beautiful junipers imported from Japan. Shohin size trees with huge bases and driftwood for this workshop. There are two trees left for this workshop and I will post their pictures below. The trees are selling for $250 and the workshop if you attend is $30 they are spectatular trees and this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on beautiful trees imported with so much deadwood. Robert is trained in Japan and specializes in shohin material and has presented several times at our Joy of Bonsai events. He is always welcomed back to Kawa for such fun events. These fill up fast so make sure you contact me if you are interested in attending. The Demo is on Friday night Nov. 20, 2015 and the workshop is Saturday Nov. 21, 2015 the time is 10 AM and will run until we are finished with our trees. There will be 12 trees for sale here are pictures of the last two trees. Please email me to reserve your tree.

Only one tree left so let me know if you would like tree K pictured below. 

Please email me if you are interested in this last tree. We are so excited to bring Robert back to Kawa for this workshop. We supply the copper wire for the workshop so all you need to bring are tools and a turntable for this class.

December 19, 2015 is our Christmas Party everyone is to bring a covered dish or desert to the party. 6 PM is our start time. Dues are due at the Christmas party so please bring your check so we are not late in posting our members to BSF.

January is our Joy of Bonsai event and those dates are January 15, 16 and 17, 2016 our information flyer will be added after our November meeting. We have a great surprise for this years attendees. The headliners for 2016 Joy of Bonsai are

Matt Ouwinga from Dunkirk Maryland

Mike Feduccia from Florida who just returned from other month in Portland with Ryan Neil and the Artisans Cup

Sean Smith from Marysville, Pennsylvania

we also have a few special guests presenting to make this the biggest Joy of Bonsai to date.

Both Sean and Matt will be vending this year so save our money for some very cool high end imported bonsai pots and great stuff.

Keep watching for the flyer.

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September Field Trip Planned for Kawa

Our September meeting for Kawa will be a field trip to Shady Grove Preserve in Ocala Florida. We are meeting on Saturday September 19, 2015 9:30 am at the grove. If you would like to carpool please let me know and we can do a few cars from Palm Coast and another from Central Florida. Members and non-members are welcome for this fun day at this beautiful place for a tour of the ancient trees and a shopping spree at her wood shop for all kinds of hardwoods for stand making and other projects. Mike Rogers told me her selection is beautiful. Anyone interested please email me for a head count.

Here is the address for the site Shady Grove Preserve, 12246 SW Hwy 40, Ocala Florida phone number for the preserve is 352-207-6520 we have to arrive at 9:30 AM to start so please allow yourself time so we are not late. Palm Coast and area members can meet at the Walmart if you like to carpool or follow each other.

 

October we are planning on attending the Multi-club picnic on October 31, 2015 at F. Burton Smith Park 7575 Hwy 520  I have attached the flyer to this page for information. We can again carpool as a group. The event is fun and there will be many club functions along with a huge picnic. We must all bring a pot luck dish and a drink. Workshops and other bonsai fun is planned. We attended two years ago and the event was great. There is a huge area and large fans so it really is cool and we will remain dry should it rain. Please confirm your attendance and if you want to carpool i need a head count so we can put the travel plans together. I also need to know what your are going to bring for pot luck. Please click on the link below for the events of the day.

Bonsai Picnic 2015

November is going to be a very special month Kawa will be hosting Robert Malher for a Juniper workshop and demo. Robert is going to bring a selection of beautiful junipers imported from Japan. Shohin size trees with huge bases and driftwood for this workshop. There are two trees left for this workshop and I will post their pictures below. The trees are selling for $250 and the workshop if you attend is $30 they are spectatular trees and this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to work on beautiful trees imported with so much deadwood. Robert is trained in Japan and specializes in shohin material and has presented several times at our Joy of Bonsai events. He is always welcomed back to Kawa for such fun events. These fill up fast so make sure you contact me if you are interested in attending. The Demo is on Friday night Nov. 20, 2015 and the workshop is Saturday Nov. 21, 2015 the time is 10 AM  and will run until we are finished with our trees. There will be 12 trees for sale here are pictures of the last two trees. Please email me to reserve your tree.

SHO_8052Bonsai A posterior 8.2015Bonsai K posterior 8.2015Bonsai K 8.2015Bonsai A 8.2015The pictures show the two trees front and back of each. Please email me if you are interested in any of these. We are so excited to bring Robert back to Kawa for this workshop. We supply the copper wire for the workshop so all you need to bring are tools and a turntable for this class.

December is our Christmas Party and I will post the date and times as we get closer.

January is our Joy of Bonsai event and those dates are January 15, 16 and 17, 2016 our information will be posted in late September. We have a great surprise for this years attendees.

I just wanted to share a couple pictures of Peggy’s and Jane’s Buttonwoods after Mike Lebanik’s workshop in August. We had a great time and created many beautiful trees! The workshop was sold out and we has so much fun with Mike. Can’t wait to have him again.

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Thanks Peggy for sending these pictures and sharing your beautiful work and the great view of the Intra Coastal!

 

 

 

 

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