The Return of Mauro Stemberger

No, it’s not a new motion picture, it’s the real deal. On May 13 and 14, Mauro Stemberger will spend two days in workshop mode at pfm bonsai as MHBS hosts the Italian Stallion of bonsai. Bring your own trees to this weekend workshop and Mauro will help you transform them. Though he especially enjoys workingContinue reading “The Return of Mauro Stemberger”

February TWIG Newsletter

From the Mid-Atlantic Bonsai Alliance website, some borrowed poetry: safe beneath the ground my bonsai hide from winter resting until spring If poetry doesn’t bend your twig, The Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society has plenty to keep your fingers warm until spring, including: FEB 26 at 12:00 noon – Cotoneaster with Pauline Muth Learn how toContinue reading “February TWIG Newsletter”

Schmalenberg Returns

It’s a great time to style certain trees and with perfect timing, Martin Schmalenberg is dropping in to help. On Sunday, November 13, Martin will be on hand to work with you on designing your trees, $50 for the day-long workshop that begins at 9:00 AM. A noted bonsai teacher, Martin studied in Japan with Hiroyoshi YamajiContinue reading “Schmalenberg Returns”

Go Bonsai Wild June 11-12

Who says bonsai people can’t go wild? On June 11 and 12 at pfm Bonsai, a Wild Bonsai Weekend welcomes new bonsai material from the wilds of Maine and beyond, collected by wild guys Kris and John of Black Dodge Bonsai. On Saturday, slightly crazy bonsai master Frank Mihalic returns to help style those treesContinue reading “Go Bonsai Wild June 11-12”

May TWIG Newsletter

Download the May TWIG newsletter to catch up on summer activities with the Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society, including a can’t miss weekend, May 21-22, with truckloads of bonsai stock from Mark Comstock and design assistance from bonsai master Jim Doyle of Nature’s Way Nursery. Jim will work with you and your trees on one or bothContinue reading “May TWIG Newsletter”

April TWIG and New Events

Download the April TWIG newsletter to learn about events like: April 24: Our 3rd annual Eastern White Cedar day with Mark Arpag. Sign up for the 9:00 AM workshop and bring your cedars or purchase one. In the afternoon Mark will do a demo on Eastern White Cedar and we’ll raffle the tree. May 21-22: Jim Doyle and Mark Comstock Weekend. Purchase great material fromContinue reading “April TWIG and New Events”

April Workshops

As April nears, we face another busy spring of early wiring, repotting, and lugging trees in and out while nervously watching the night temperatures. To add to the excitement are April activities like: April 2-4: Pottery glazing at PFM Bonsai April 8: Mauro Stemberger workshop April 24: Marc Arpeg Eastern White Cedar workshop Register now ifContinue reading “April Workshops”

Bonsai Gatherings

Our official MHBS clubhouse, pfm bonsai in West Charlton, has announced some exciting upcoming events to soldier us through spring. February features a Shitakusa/Kusomono Workshop on the 21st, an Art of Wiring lesson on the 27th, and Accent Pot Making at the monthly MHBS meeting on the 28th. March brings out the trees with an Amur MapleContinue reading “Bonsai Gatherings”

August 30 Club and Estate Sale

Bring your wallets to the August MHBS meeting at PFM Bonsai when our Club and Estate Sale starts at 10 AM. Three estates worth of bonsai pots and books will be on sale—cash, check or charge—along with member trees needing their next home. Club members, remember to bring your trees and other sale items by 9:30 AM,Continue reading “August 30 Club and Estate Sale”