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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 to use this versatile species for bonsai and, if you wish, participate in a shohin sized cotoneaster thymifolia workshop after the lesson. The cost of the material is $45. Please call or email Pauline to reserve a place and bring tools and wire. Club members, bring something to share for lunch at noon. At pfm bonsai, 7 Western Avenue, West Charlton, NY.

MARCH 25 – Collected larch and cedar
Kris Springer, well-known for his superior collected material, will bring larch and eastern white cedars to sell on this Saturday. At pfm bonsai, 7 Western Avenue, West Charlton, NY.

MARCH 26 – Learning larch
Colin Lewis and Maliea Chiem will consult on larch. Get ready for spring potting, larch give you a slim window. At pfm bonsai, 7 Western Avenue, West Charlton, NY.

Download the MHBS TWIG for February.

 

 

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Bonsai Gatherings

FatherSon1Our 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 Maple Shohin Bonsai Workshop on the 5th, a Blended Tree Shohin Bonsai Workshop on the 6th, and a Father/Son Larch Bonsai Workshop on the 12th.

Also, Monday Night Bonsai get togethers will resume in March. Join club members at pfm bonsai for an evening with our two favorite food groups—bonsai and pizza. No cost, just a small contribution for the pizza. Please email Pauline by Monday morning so she has a food count.

Curious guests are always welcome at our club meetings and are also welcome to inquire about workshops. To learn more, contact Pauline at 518-882-1039 or by email at pauline@pfmbonsai.com.

 

 

Wire Your Larch Workshop

Larch in snowYour larch bonsai are bored. There they sit in the snow waiting for spring. It’s time to spice up their winter with a good wiring, and Sunday’s the time to do it.

Join MHBS at 12 noon this Sunday, January 31 at pfm bonsai, for a brief larch wiring program by Pauline and an afternoon of wiring your larch or whatever else needs new wire. If your trees are frozen you can still wire it but save the bending until spring. Bring trees, tools and wire. If you need wire, the studio is fully stocked with copper and aluminum. Nothing to wire? Come and watch or buy something new to work on. Trees from Pauline’s greenhouse may be kept in the greenhouse until spring.

Feel free to bring something to share for the group’s lunch. Club members, pay your 2016 dues, sign up for workshops, MABS or ABS, socialize, and see 2015’s events in review on the big TV.

As always, guests are welcome.

January TWIG Newsletter

Well, we’re finally into winter, the holidays are a fading memory, and it’s time to do some tree wiring, the featured activity of MHBS’s January meeting on January 31, which all club members, bonsai enthusiasts and curious onlookers are welcome to attend. Download the January TWIG newsletter here for more upcoming events at Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society, including:

• JANUARY 31 Larch Wiring Workshop

• FEBRUARY 28 Make your own pottery workshop

• APRIL 8 FRIDAY Mauro Stemberger workshop and demo

• APRIL 15-17 MABS in Connecticut

• APRIL 24 Eastern White Cedars with Mark Arpag

• MAY 12-15 ABS in Grand Rapids MI

• MAY 21-22 Special Weekend with guests Mark Comstock and his truck of stock, plus Bonsai Master Jim Doyle conducting bring your own tree workshops

Not the sharpest tool in the box?

KnittleDavid Knittle has the cure. Join MHBS for a November 22 Tool Sharpening Workshop with David Knittle at PFM Bonsai in West Charlton. Bring your dull tools and watch David make them sharp again. Visitors are welcome so it’s a great time to check out the club.

And there’s more! Larch wiring and pottery making workshops mark our march into 2016 and winter activities.

July at PFM Bonsai

PFM GRAND REOPENING
July 9-10, 9am – 5pm

Pauline Muth unveils the result of a three-year effort by herself and Myron at the GRAND OPENING of the New PFM Bonsai Studio, featuring workshops by Pauline and Ron Lang, Martin Schmalenberg and Frank Mihalic. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new online home of the Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society. Over the coming weeks we will develop and organize club events, information, photography and other information of interest to members and others who appreciate the art of Bonsai or would like to learn more.

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