E-newsletter March 2023 | Santa Anita Bonsai Society

Subsequent SABS Assembly

March 11, 2023
LA Arboretum— Oak Room
(decrease degree of Peacock Café)

Tak Shimazu

Board Assembly at 6pm

Previous to basic assembly
Everybody Welcome
We will probably be discussing choices for our Annual Sale and extra

Our March 11 assembly will probably be on the Arboretum at 7pm, however within the Oak Room as a substitute of Ayres Corridor. It is a one-time change to permit to be used of the Ayres Corridor kitchen by one other group. We’ve got been promised sizzling espresso and contemporary cookies in alternate. The Oak Room is positioned immediately beneath the Peacock Café (instructions later within the publication).

Tak Shimazu will probably be our visitor demonstrator. He’s a well known native bonsai grasp, and can type a Japanese black pine on the assembly. Tak was born in Kumamoto, Japan and emigrated to the U.S. in 1968, residing in Orange County. He ran his personal gardening service for 40 years earlier than retiring.

Tak acquired began in bonsai as a passion, being tutored by his brother. From there, he studied with John Naka and Harry Hirao. He focuses on Japanese black pine and juniper bonsai. Tak is an skilled at grafting Itoigawa Shimpaku on San Jose and prostrata juniper. He has led many workshops at GSBF occasions and teaches at his house in Riverside.

Be part of us in March to look at Tak’s artistry.

President’s Nook

The Spring brings with it bonsai repotting time. I hope you had an opportunity to attend the Bonsai-A-Thon on the Huntington and decide up potting provides if you happen to didn’t have already got them. The query of “what combine do you employ?” at all times comes up right now of yr. Solutions will fluctuate, however presently inorganic mixes appear to predominate. I’m referring to mixes that embrace some mixture of pumice, perlite, lava rock and acadama. A preferred combine is equal components pumice, lava rock and acadama. Some folks substitute perlite for pumice. Some use solely one of many substances, or a distinct ratio. I’ve been advised including somewhat natural potting soil to this combine appears to work properly with deciduous timber.

No matter you employ, the aim is soil that drains rapidly so water doesn’t pool and result in root rot.

Acadama is exclusive to bonsai and normally solely discovered at bonsai provide corporations comparable to Bonsai Limitless in Chino or Home of Bonsai in Lakewood. Bonsai-specific nurseries can even carry it. Pumice and lava rock may be discovered at panorama provide corporations like Whittier Fertilizer Firm, Orange County Farm Provide, and O.F. Wolfinbarger in Chino. For pumice, I like utilizing Dry Stall, a product used for horse stalls and accessible at most farm animal feed shops. Dry Stall is pumice that has already been sifted and washed, so it is able to combine. (addresses & data for sources can be found within the hyperlinks menu on our web site at www.sabonsai.org )

Now could be the time to gather the soil parts of your alternative and blend it up for potting. How usually to repot is one other matter, however your timber must be okay so long as your soil drains properly and has not change into rootbound.


February Assembly Highlights

We had a beautiful time on the February assembly, making up for our misplaced January assembly. There was an abundance of meals for the potluck dinner, our Board members have been formally put in, and we performed Bonsai Bingo. The assembly was additionally the kickoff to our annual membership drive and most of our attendees both rejoined or joined for the primary time.
We very a lot admire everybody’s assist

Mike Kelly was the energetic m/c of bingo and stored the video games going till the bountiful prize desk was empty. We realized loads of bonsai-related phrases we have been unfamiliar with together with phrases we commonly use. Bingo remains to be bingo in no matter type you employ, and there was a lot of laughter and anticipation as every recreation progressed. We frequently had a number of winners in video games, and each winner acquired a prize (because of all the good gadgets donated by members). “Rock-Paper- Scissors” made it simple to determine which winner may select first. I feel everybody loved the video games. Bonsai Bingo might change into considered one of our annual occasions if the membership agrees.

Due to Becky V for her superior pictures

Members Nook

Welcome New Members

Clark & Emily Taylor
Gabriel Gonzalez
Amanda Tsurutani

And to all who renewed once more

  • 2023 present members will probably be voting to approve the brand new SABS By-Legal guidelines on the March assembly.
    Copies can be found upon request from Lorraine at [email protected] previous to March 11, 2023.
  • 2023 Membership to Santa Anita Bonsai Society for the calendar yr Jan-Dec 2023 started on the Jan “storm lockout” Assembly. Due to these of you who’ve already joined/ renewed.
    Annual dues are $20 for People and $25 for household memberships. Dues could also be paid by money or verify. We’re nonetheless engaged on digital cost however not fairly able to launch. New members who joined in Oct-Dec 2022 will probably be carried over into 2023. In case you are unable to attend a gathering however want to be a part of SABS please contact Lorraine at [email protected] to obtain a mail–in membership type.
  • We want to lengthen a particular “thanks” to all of you who donated so generously to the raffle desk for Bonsai Bingo

Jim & Helen Barrett, Sue Prepare dinner, Manuel Dizon, Ron Espiritu, YS Farn,
Gabriel Gonzalez, Mike Kelly, Peter Macasieb, David & Debra Mauzy Melitz,
Dave Miles, Rick Nabor, Bryan Nicholson, Jim Pelling, Steve Riley,
Richard Ryerson, Vic Shelton, Wendy Tsai, Becky Villasenor

and to all who bought additional bingo playing cards—what a enjoyable nite we had!!!!

Due to all
who donated meals to our
Annual Potluck

Upcoming Occasions

2nd Saturday month-to-month
Kimura Bonsai sponsors month-to-month workshops at their new web site, Kashi no ki-en in Castaic; contact them for particulars at 818-343-4090.

April 24
GSBF Golden Zoom Sequence with Andrew Robson on defoliation

2023 Month-to-month Assembly Dates

Mar 11
Location: LA Arboretum—Oak Room (decrease degree of Peacock Cafe)
Demo: Tak Shimazu

April 8
Location LA Arboretum — Ayres Corridor
Demo: Peter Macasieb

Might 13
Location: LA Arboretum—Ayres Corridor

Assembly Refreshment Schedule
SABS Membership to offer water

Mar 11
J. Anthony, S. Prepare dinner, B Villasenor
plus cookies & espresso compliments of the Peacock Cafe

April 8
J. Anthony, D. Deephouse, P. Macasieb

Might 13
J. Anthony, F. Saya, V. Shelton, D&D Mauzy-Melitz

Subsequent Assembly
Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 7pm

LA Arboretum– Oak Room
decrease degree of Peacock Cafe
301 N. Baldwin Ave
Arcadia, CA 91007

The primary entrance is at Ayres Corridor Gate within the East car parking zone throughout building

Instructions to the Oak Room on the Arboretum

Enter by way of the Ayres Corridor gate and comply with the cement strolling path west till it intersects the asphalt path.
Flip left and you’ll arrive on the Peacock Café.
Observe the trail to the fitting of the café which can take you to the decrease degree and the Oak Room.

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