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December TWIG newsletter and news


Don’t try this in Japan.

Download the MHBS December newsletter HERE to get a sneak preview of 2015 club events like a David Knittle carving lesson, Budi Sulistyos BYO workshop and Hinoki with Dave Hodgetts, white cedars with Mark Arpag, a Cheryl Manning workshop, and much, much more. Details on the December 6 annual Holiday Dinner and Auction are also included in the December newsletter. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from MHBS!



November Bonsai Heats Up

LAH_Bonsai_MG_1976The nights may be chillier but Bonsai goes on. Club members and newcomers alike can still register for Introductory and Intermediate Bonsai courses at PFM Bonsai starting November 8. David Hodgetts will be teaching the Introductory Course and Pauline Muth the Intermediate course. You won’t find better teachers for these comprehensive ten-session courses.

Still itching to stay hands-on? Sign up for the November 9 Pine Workshop. Curious about our club? You are welcome to attend our next meeting at PFM Bonsai at 12 noon on Sunday, November 23, followed by an open workshop.

To learn more about these events, call 518-882-1029 or email

Bonsai Beginner Class starts March 1

1850625418_710cc589c9_oNew to bonsai? Come up to speed quickly, conquer your bonsai fears and start building a great tree collection in this American Bonsai Society ten-week course starting March 1, 2014.

Taught by Dave Hodgetts, the course covers a lot of ground, including design, selecting tree stock, styling and tools, wiring and bending, containers and display principles and, of course, care and maintenance

Classes will be held at PFM Bonsai in West Charlton. To register or ask questions, contact Pauline Muth at 518-882-1039 or at