2020 Happenings

The events are tentative but MHBS members have these things and guests to look for in 2020: Tree insect pests and diseases Finding the tree within with Martin Schmalenberg Forest and root over rock plantings Kathy Shaner and bonsai display Air layering and shohin with Frank Mihalic Jim Doyle and pines A Mark Arpag workshopContinue reading “2020 Happenings”

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 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”

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,Continue reading “January TWIG Newsletter”

Not the sharpest tool in the box?

David 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 workshopsContinue reading “Not the sharpest tool in the box?”

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”

Big Bonsai Stock Sale August 23

The Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society invites you to a giant sale of bonsai material, pots, books and more on August 23 at PFM Bonsai in West Charlton. On hand to help you choose your next tree will be guest bonsai master Jim Doyle of Nature’s Way. Mark Comstock is bringing a big selection of hardyContinue reading “Big Bonsai Stock Sale August 23”

Big Doings for MHBS July 27

JULY 27 is an all day event for MHBS beginning at 9 am. Our monthly meeting will feature two great activities: 1- BONSAI STAND BUILDING The club has chosen a spacious three-tier bench for this project. Myron has modified the plans to make it portable and storable, and it features three eight-foot shelves of treated woodContinue reading “Big Doings for MHBS July 27”

Preview of 2012 programs

Suggestions for next year’s programs are being solicited from membership. The following list was compiled from suggestions taken at the fall show and September club meeting. Keep the ideas coming. Suggested Topics: Displaying your bonsai Fertilizer Cakes Repotting Tropical workshop/repotting Wiring Kusamono Pots with Adriano Field Trip to Nick Lenz’s place Possible Speakers: Suthin TedContinue reading “Preview of 2012 programs”