E-newsletter August 2023 | Santa Anita Bonsai Society


Founding President/ Sensei
Jim Barrett

Our August 12 assembly might be one other highway journey. We are going to meet on the dwelling of Peter and Marissa Macasieb in West Covina. Once more, we’ll meet at 6:00pm to reap the benefits of the daylight.

The assembly might be half two of our air-layering challenge that started on the April assembly.
In April Peter confirmed us find out how to make the girdling cuts on a big pyracantha that had been mandatory for an air-layer type of propagation.
Members then participated by making the cuts and attaching small pots with soil to particular person pyracantha branches on the tall mom tree.
Peter has taken care of the tree since April, and the person air-layers are able to be eliminated.
Members will now have the chance to separate an air-layered, shohin-sized pyracantha as a person tree.
Hopefully, all our members who participated partly one in every of this challenge will end with half two and take dwelling a brand new tree.

We encourage everybody to attend whether or not you took half within the challenge or to not end studying the challenge particulars.
Air-layering is a good way to propagate new bushes and may simply be replicated by anybody wishing to strive.

Come and benefit from the studying expertise and likewise reap the benefits of seeing Peter’s superb bonsai assortment on the similar time.

We now have skilled a chronic heatwave in July, and I’m positive there might be extra warmth to observe.
Water is all the time a crucial part of our tree care. Attempt to water early within the morning, so water can soak in properly earlier than the warmth evaporates it.
The soil in small pots will naturally dry out faster and possibly want extra watering on 100 degree-plus days.
Misting is a good addition additionally. When you’ve got a “mist” setting in your hose nozzle, you’ll be able to mist your bushes someday throughout the day to assist decelerate evaporation and assist stop leaf burning.
Shade material (out there at most nurseries) will help loads by maintaining the direct daylight damaged up throughout the warmth of the day.
Shade material and misting can work collectively to assist our bushes climate the most popular days of summer season.

  • Santa Anita Bonsai Society is an incredible membership– be part of us any time….
    Annual dues are $20 for People and $25 for household memberships.
    Dues could also be paid by money or test.
    In case you are unable to attend a gathering however want to assist SABS please contact Lorraine at [email protected] to obtain a mail –in membership type.
  • For safety causes we aren’t posting handle and instructions for the August assembly.
    Most of us have been to Peter & Marissa’s and understand how. If that is your 1st time visiting please contact Lorraine at [email protected] or different SABS members for instructions & data.
  • We’re attempting one thing new– “advert lib” Refreshments!
    The join sheet was clean this month so, when you really feel like sharing a tasty deal with with others who like to eat please carry an appetizer, snack or dessert so as to add to our refreshment desk.
    Water is supplied.
  • A particular “thanks” to all who introduced appetizers, snacks and desserts to our July Assembly at David & June’s: Judy Anthony, Manuel Dizon, David & June Nguy, Vic Shelton, Wendy Tsai

We now have been excluded from having conferences on the Arboretum due to summer season live shows for a few years now.
In consequence, we have now had to make use of different assembly areas.
We now have been very lucky in that we have now established a practice of with the ability to meet at two very particular venues.
In August we could have a gathering on the dwelling of Peter Macasieb and be surrounded by his inspiring bonsai assortment.

In July we had our annual journey to the house of David and June Nguy.
We had been excited to have the chance to not solely have an important demonstration, however to stroll by way of among the finest collections of bonsai bushes out there in Southern California.
The setting, with the bushes and tea home created such an incredible environment for bonsai fanatics.
David is such a very good trainer, speaking so properly about tree design and wiring.
We all the time go away with a greater understanding of our artwork type, and we respect the great hospitality supplied by each David and June.

Thanks David & June !!!!

In the course of the night, David designed and styled an exquisite juniper tree for our members.
We realized loads from the expertise

and Susan Dao was the fortunate winner of the demo tree

Images by Anthony A & Mike Ok – many thanks!

Jerry Banuelos, Sue Prepare dinner, Mike Kelly, Christian Lebano, Bryan Nicholson, Wendy Tsai

And to all who so generously bought raffle tickets
SABS appreciates your assist !

Aug 12
Location: in West Covina
Demo: Peter Macasieb
Air Layering half 2

Sept 09
Location: Japanese Leaf Nursery
Demo: Jason Chan

Oct 14
Location: Matt Denny’s Ale Home- Arcadia

Demo: Robert Hoogeveen

Aug 12
“advert lib” Refreshments
Please carry your favourite snack, appetizer or dessert to share

Sept 22-24
Kofu Kai Bonsai Present on the Bowers Museum www.kofukai.org
2002 N. Important St., Santa Ana

Oct 20-22
GSBF Bonsai Rendezvous, Lodge Mission De Oro, Santa Nella
209-826-4444 for reservations (rooms going rapidly, different motels on the town)
www.gsbfbonsai.org/2023-rendezvous for information
Simply introduced– extra workshop choices to be launched on Aug 1

Come Be a part of Us

Subsequent Assembly
Date: Aug 12, 2023
Time: 6 pm
Location: Dwelling of Peter & Marissa Macasieb, West Covina, CA

For those who want instructions contact Lorraine at [email protected]

You might be invited to return early and take a stroll across the Backyard
there’s a lot to see

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