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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.

Mary Madison

MaryMadison It may sound silly to most people, but to bonsai enthusiasts the nickname “The Buttonwood Queen” is a compliment to the incredible tropical skills of Florida’s Mary Madison, who refined her skills at the elbow of John Naka and Ben Oki.

Mary’s knowledge of tropicals is legendary and her trees have been selected for exhibit in the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum.

Mary brings her artistry to MHBS on May 18 with a demo and limited-space workshop. Any club member or guest who longs to master tropicals will not want to miss this rare opportunity to learn from Mary Madison.

Guests are always welcome at MHBS monthly meetings and demos. To register for the workshop at PFM Bonsai, contact Pauline Muth at 518-882-1039, or