Tropical Repotting with Mike Rogers

June meeting will be a session with Mike Rogers on repotting Tropicals. Each member is to bring one tree to be repotted along with their pots, soil, and anything else they may need. Mike will discuss repotting tropical trees, soil types for those trees and demo how it is done on a beautiful tropical tree. He will also discuss pots for trees and what you look for in marring trees to pots. After the demo and lecture we will allow each member to repot a tree with Mike’s help. Only one tree per member for repotting, but you may bring others to ask Mike’s advise for pots and potting questions.

Each member should bring a show ready tree for show and tell to present to the membership. Bringing trees for show and tell is a great way to look at your trees as they progress. I look forward to seeing everyone at the June 19, 2015 Meeting starting time is 7 PM.


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Mike Rogers repotting a tree from a workshop last year. 

At this meeting we will announce the August meeting with Mike Lebanic and allow members to pick their trees as I will have pictures of each tree. This is a special Buttonwood Workshop with Mike and you must sign up for the class and put a deposit on your trees. The trees are from Mary Madison from last years collection and were the pick of the crop Mike was there when they were collected and was allowed to have first pick for us. Mike has kept the trees for one year growing branches and fertilizing them, pruning them and getting them ready for this workshop. Mike says these trees are also ready for repotting into bonsai containers so bring a few pots to pick from your your selection and we can repot them as well.  Don’t miss out on this workshop you will be sorry. The meeting date is August 21, 2015 at 6 PM an earlier starting time then our regular meeting times. This is to give us extra time to complete the workshop. The fee is $125.00 for the workshop and there are 12 trees to pick from. I have three spots sold already so make sure you pick and reserve your tree and spot in the worksop. After this meeting I will open up the workshop to the general public so make sure you get there  first to pick your tree this month.


See everyone at the June meeting.



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May Meeting Black Pine Program

imageMay 15, 2015 Kawa will bring a program on Japanese Black Pine and their care. The program will cover wiring, de candling schedule, fertilizer, insect and disease problems, repotting, soil, needle pulling and many other items associated with Black Pines. Members are encouraged to bring a tree for show and tell and their Black Pine for advice after the program.  Louise Leister will be presenting the program, the meeting starts at 7 PM at 150 Sawgrass Road in Bunnell Florida. Visitors are welcome hope to see everyone there.

June Meeting will be a repotting tropical trees with a demo and a workshop with Mike Rogers . Each member may bring one tree to be reported, along with their supplies for the workshop (soil, pots, screening) and Mike will assist them for this workshop. Mike will also take about pot selection so if you like members can bring several pots for consideration for they trees.

A Show and Tell with be done after the general meeting. We hope to see you at this workshop for a great learning session with Mike.


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Peter Warren Workshops and Demo at Kawa’s!

Kawa Bonsai Society is so excited to bring Peter Warren back to Florida for a very special session. The regular Friday night meeting will host Peter Warren talking about Bunjin style bonsai and he will demo two beautiful Japanese Black Pines which will be auctioned off that evening. This program is open to members and non members. Non members will have a fee of $10 for the evening and they will be able to bid on the demo trees. Preregistrations is needed by a simple email to me (Louise at I just need an idea on how many are planning on coming. Meeting time is 7 PM until we are finished. Location is 150 Sawgrass Road, Bunnell Fl  Friday night April 17, 2015.

Sunday is Kawa’s workshop day with two sessions one in the AM 8 AM to 12 Noon and one in the afternoon 1 PM to 5 PM with Peter April 19, 2015 . Open to members and non members with Peter in an intimate environment with 8 participants. These workshop fees are $50 Kawa Members $75 non members you may schedule AM or PM or pay for both and work all day for $100 members and $150 for all day. Work on as many trees as you like with the time allowed. Don’t wait to register we have limited spacing in this workshops. Register early. Contact Louise at to register. We will have an observers fee of $10 per session. These are silent observers and open to members free and non members $10 as well. Make sure you contact me to let me know you plan on attending.

Again don’t miss out on this very special opertunity to work with Peter Warren in an intimate setting and a relaxed setting with bonsai friends. This is going to be a great learning event. Hurry and reserve your place.


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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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