Summer and Fall Doings

In the photo, MHBS members join fellow diners during the recent club trip to Japan and Asia. On the domestic front in July, MHBS will host guest artist Young Choe and a presentation on bonsai accents, and the club will visit Martin Schmalenberg’s Garden and Nursery. August 25th is a one-day MHBS club show at ProctorsContinue reading “Summer and Fall Doings”

Schmalenberg Returns

It’s a great time to style certain trees and with perfect timing, Martin Schmalenberg is dropping in to help. On Sunday, November 13, Martin will be on hand to work with you on designing your trees, $50 for the day-long workshop that begins at 9:00 AM. A noted bonsai teacher, Martin studied in Japan with Hiroyoshi YamajiContinue reading “Schmalenberg Returns”

Schmalenberg Study Group Update

The first Marty Schmalenberg study group was a big success with attendees, and many trees came away with a solidly improved design path. Now we’re seeking increased club participation to ensure that we can continue with these monthly design immersion workshops. February’s dates are still to be determined so contact Pauline immediately at 518-882-1039 orContinue reading “Schmalenberg Study Group Update”

Martin Schmalenberg Study Group Forming

Here’s a rare opportunity for serious students to study with a bonsai master on a monthly basis. Beginning January 19-20, Martin Schmalenberg will conduct comprehensive weekend workshops in our newest study group. Each monthly two-day workshop will include an immersive study of a season-sensitive topic, with a heavy emphasis on design aesthetics and styling. The feeContinue reading “Martin Schmalenberg Study Group Forming”

Martin Schmalenberg Pine Immersion Workshop Nov. 4

Fall and winter are the time to work on pines and we know these trees demand a special skill set. Who better to learn from than a guy whose pines keep winning awards? Martin Schmalenberg’s pines win lots of them and during his all-day Pine Immersion Workshop on November 4, he’ll show us how heContinue reading “Martin Schmalenberg Pine Immersion Workshop Nov. 4”