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Wednesday, October 5th, Houston Bonsai Society stated Meeting, Herman Park, 7 PM Refreshments, 7:30 Meeting starts, David Nguy, from California, will do a Lecture / Demo on a terrific California Juniper. (NOTE DAVID WILL START THE DEMO AT 6:30 PM, IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE TREE BY 9PM) David and his wife June, own and run Jidai Bonsai in Chino California. (just outside Los Angeles) http://bonsaijidai.com/ He operates a school of instruction, and a store of trees and supplies. David has many years as an sensei in the Golden State Bonsai Federation. (GSBF). Several of us have attended his lecture demos in California. David’s specialties are Junipers and Pines. The demo tree will be raffled off at the end of the meeting. Also at this meeting we will draw for the refund of Convention Registration Fees. For those who have preregistered for the Convention, and will refund at least 4 people their Convention Registration Fees. So get those registrations in now.
Saturday, October 8th , Timeless Trees, “Bring your own tree workshop with David Nguy”, Timeless Trees, Rosenberg, TX, (limit 8 people per session, Morning has 8 spots, 3 open, Afternoon has 8 spots, 2 open) Morning session 9AM – 12 Noon - $40, Afternoon Session 1 PM -4 PM - $40.00. (or $75 for both) David has many years as an sensei in the Golden State Bonsai Federation. (GSBF). Several of us have attended his lecture demos in California. David’s specialties are Junipers and Pines.
Thursday – Sunday, October 13th – 16th, “ Bonsai – Living Art” the Corpus Christi Bonsai Club and the LSBF have the State Bonsai Convention, Corpus Christi, Texas, Emerald Beach Hotel, (Phone 361-883-5731, Address -1102 S. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX ) Early registration ends Sept 13th. There will be a wonderful Exhibit, Terrific Visiting Artists, Vendors, many great workshops. Not to mention a lot of terrific Raffles. If you have not attended a Texas State Convention, you ought to attend the one in Corpus. Those ladies really know how to put on a show. Also this year there are competing Teams for the Texas Talent contest on Thursday evening. It is a new game we are trying, to measure talent, and cooperation with teams of 3, that tag team a tree, WITHOUT TALKING BETWEEN THEMSELVES!! It ought to be really fun on Thursday evening. So ask two like-minded friends, to join you and send me the application.
Also for those of you who have registered for the Convention, we are doing a drawing at the October meeting, and will refund at least 4 people their Convention Registration Fees. So get those registrations in now.
Saturday, October 22nd , Basic Bonsai #2, Styling, Pruning and wiring. 9AM – 1 PM, $60.00, (8 students max, 7 spots open) Focus will be on styling and wiring a tree. We will provide tree, wire, handout and wire cutter.
Saturday, October 29th, Japanese Black Pine Study Group, Timeless Trees, 9AM – 1PM, $20 per person, Ken Credeur to lead. Focus will be on Fall Needle Plucking.
Saturday, November 12th, “Day of Bonsai” at Mercer Arboretum, hosted by the Houston Bonsai Society,9AM – 3 PM, Free, Judged Exhibit of great trees, Study groups, workshops, vendors.
Saturday, December 17th, Japanese Black Pine Study Group, Timeless Trees, 9AM – 1PM, $40 per person, Ken Credeur to lead. Focus will be on winter development work, repotting, styling and wiring. We will supply 2 gallons of the Akadama, Lava and Pumice mix for repotting your pines, per person.