Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society

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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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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, clearly priced.

After lunch Pauline will conduct a Shitakusa and Kusamono Workshop—work with Pauline’s hand made pottery and accent material or bring your own. It’s great timing for putting together your displays for the club show in October. It will help to bring a list of trees you hope to display. Register by email: pauline@pfmbonsai.com.

See you Sunday!

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.

Bonsai on slate slabs to be showcased

Inviting everyone to the Slate Valley Museum’s First Friday Night celebration this Friday the 5th from 7 to 9 pm. The Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society will be exhibiting the bonsai members planted this year on the slate slabs we found in the Mettowee River by the museum. There will be some exceptional pieces on display so don’t miss it! The museum’s website is http://www.slatevalleymuseum.org.

August TWIG and upcoming events

mhbslogoSummer is still sizzling at MHBS with our big Comstock Sales Weekend August 23, plus more great events right through fall. Download the August TWIG to learn more.

Aug. 23 • Comstock Sales Weekend with Jim Doyle

Sept 5 • 1st Friday Art Show at the Granite Museum in Granville, NY

Sept. 19-21 • Club show in Saratoga (19th is set up only)

Oct. 26 • Frank Mihalic Open Workshop for members with demo by Frank

Nov. 23 • Open Workshop

Dec. 6 • MHBS Holiday Party, Saturday at the Charlton Tavern, Charlton NY 6 PM

June TWIG and upcoming stuff

PotentillaA June 29 Potentilla Workshop at PFM Bonsai is just one of the ways to get your bonsai on as we head toward summer. Spaces are very limited so reserve your spot now and nab one of these sweet Potentillas, styled with lesson and assistance by Pauline.

Click to download the MHBS June TWIG newsletter and learn about more upcoming events, including an outdoor stand building project on July 27 mentored by Myron, fall shows, and an October workshop with Frank Mihalic.

What’s new at Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society?

ButtonThe year may be winding down, but already the gears are grinding on 2014 happenings at MHBS. Join the club in coming months to learn about bonsai, improve your existing skills, or simply find fellowship among bonsai lovers.

Events and subjects under discussion for 2014 include slab planting, Potentilla and stand building workshops, a guest lecture by “Buttonwood Queen” Mary Madison, a visit from mountain man Andy Smith of Deadwood’s Golden Arrow Bonsai (with luck he’ll bring a few of his amazing collected trees), picnics, field trips and shows. And we’re still building the calendar so ideas are welcome. Make a New Year’s resolution to build better bonsai in 2014 and start filling your calendar.