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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

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Upcoming Events and the April TWIG

Budi Sulistyo and not your tree.

Download the April TWIG here. This month’s MHBS newsletter includes some great advice for potting season from Pauline, plus reminders of upcoming events including a special April 25 demo and workshop with our fresh-from-MABS guest Budi Sulistyo. Mr. Sulistyo will demonstrate on material chosen at MABS and offer the tree in a club raffle. His bring-your-own-tree workshop starts at 10 AM and space is limited so register now.

On Monday evening, May 4, Ted Matson returns to work with members on their own trees, one or several. Register in advance.

There’s still time to register for MABS in East Hanover NJ, April 18-20. Meanwhile get back to wiring because potting season will shoot by fast.

March 2015 TWIG Newsletter

mhbslogoDownload the March TWIG here and start styling. Upcoming events include a March 29 land and water penjing workshop with Pauline, an April 25 Budi Sulistyos demo and workshop, May 31 tree design fun with David Hodgetts, and white cedar design with Mark Arpag on  June 28.

February TWIG

TedMatsonInstructingonBlackPineDownload the February TWIG newsletter to learn about coming events with superstars like David Knittle, Ted Matson and Budi Sulistyos. Sign up for the FREE (to members) scroll-making workshop on February 22 with Molly and Sandy. Design club trees with David Hodgetts, land and water pending with Pauline, and much more.

Dave Knittle Workshop and January TWIG

KnittleDownload the January MHBS TWIG newsletter here.

We’re staying busy this winter. At our January 25 club meeting, Dave Knittle will return with a 10:00am carving workshop to sharpen our shari skills, and it’s FREE so the price is right—even the band aids are free. Bring your carving tools or borrow some. Lunch is BYO with a brief club meeting. In the afternoon you are welcome to stick around and practice your deadwood creations, so carve out some time for this one.

On February 22 we will try our hands at scroll making, and on March 29 Pauline will be leading a land and water penjing workshop.

December TWIG newsletter and news

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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 TWIG newsletter

IMG_3772Pictured is a rare variety of Icicle Buttonwood that looks pretty when frozen but dies immediately. I understand this tree survived though I can’t imagine why.

Click HERE to download the November TWIG newsletter of the Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society. Our next meeting is November 23 (a bit earlier thanks to Thanksgiving) and PFM Bonsai will hold an open workshop all day from 9am to 5pm. Members and guests (and that means first time visitors) can stop by any time during the workshop to work on trees, get advice, learn about MHBS and bonsai gardening, or just meet some nice people. It’s also a great time to share tips and get advice on the always sticky subject of wintering trees. See you there.