Publication July 2023 | Santa Anita Bonsai Society

Subsequent SABS Assembly:
July 8, 2023

On the residence of David & June Nguy
Shisei-En Bonsai Backyard
Chino, CA

It’s time for our summer time street journeys.
We start with our July 8 assembly being held on the residence of David and June Nguy.
They are going to be internet hosting our assembly at their residence in Chino.
David and June are long-time, gracious supporters of our membership, and it’s a actual pleasure and deal with for our members to have the chance to view their fantastic bonsai assortment.
We are going to begin the assembly at 6:00pm relatively than our regular begin time, to reap the benefits of the daylight hours.
Members are invited to return early to have the time to stroll by means of the Shisei-En Bonsai Backyard and in addition see their lovely Tea Home.
We’re asking members to carry appetizers or a dessert for refreshments and water might be provided.

David might be our demonstrator for the night, and will probably be very instructive. He’ll speak lots concerning the fundamentals of bonsai as he works and encourage questions through the styling course of.
This might be a chance for us to have probably the greatest bonsai artists on the planet share his abilities completely for us.

David is well-known all through the bonsai world for his work with California junipers and Japanese black pine. He has studied with Harry Hirao, Ben Oki, and Ernie Kuo.
David has traveled to Japan and studied with Masahiko Kimura.

David has traveled all through the US doing demonstrations and collaborating as a headliner at bonsai conventions. He has been energetic with the Golden State Bonsai Federation for a few years and at present leads the Chino Bonsai Membership.

Come be part of us for an thrilling night time of bonsai.

President’s Nook

It appears like our common morning overcast is giving method to a heat summer time. Should you haven’t accomplished your black pine candle pruning and needle pulling, get to it. Should you aren’t certain about this course of along with your black pine, ask on the subsequent assembly.

Now we have loads of members who perceive the method and might be glad to clarify.
Or there may be in all probability a Utube video on-line that covers it.

In Marty Mann’s ebook, Bonsai Concepts, he has a chapter on seasonal care of bonsai bushes.
For July, he mentions that the recent days and funky nights result in tip progress and lengthy internodes. My junipers have been pushing arduous and wish slicing again to maintain from turning into bushes! Marty writes that slicing again the tip progress will encourage shorter internodes and assist secondary branching.

Most repotting is stopped in summer time months, however some bushes can nonetheless be transplanted.
You possibly can repot ficus materials, pomegranates, cotoneaster, wisteria, and pyracantha.
Additionally, sustain a daily watering schedule, and don’t let tree roots fully dry out.
With the summer time warmth, control shohin bushes and any tree in a shallow container, as a result of they’re going to dry out quicker. You would possibly want multiple watering a day.

Waiting for subsequent month, we might be assembly on the residence of Peter and Marissa Macasieb to finish the second a part of our pyracantha air-layering undertaking.
We would like everybody who participated in step one of many air-layering undertaking to go residence with a potted, shohin-size tree subsequent month.
These of you who missed our step 1 assembly are very welcome to return and observe this wonderful method.


Members Nook

Welcome New Members:
Kelly Lui

  • Many due to all who’ve renewed for 2023.
  • Our membership drive for 2023 continues….Annual dues are $20 for People and $25 for household memberships.
    Dues could also be paid by money or verify.
    If you’re unable to attend a gathering however want to be part of 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 July assembly.
    Most of us have been to David & June’s and know how.
    If that is your 1st time visiting the Shisei-En Bonsai Gardens, please contact Lorraine at [email protected] or one other SABS member for instructions & data.

June 2023 Assembly Highlights

Invoice Ward was our visitor demonstrator for the primary time on the June assembly.
He’s turning into identified for his knack and enthusiasm for seeking out nurseries to seek out reasonably priced materials to be used as bonsai.

Invoice introduced alongside a big show of his bushes to showcase the outcomes you may get from materials that may be bought at low value; one thing we will all respect.

For his demo, Invoice labored on a big, bushy foemina juniper he discovered by means of his search course of. He began by cleansing up the branches; eradicating branches rising up or down and crotch progress. Then he picked the branches he needed for his design and wired them.

A number of the leftover branches had been used for jin. Invoice selected to have a deadwood apex and stripped off the bark and carved a lightening-struck search for the highest. He stated he typically makes use of a butane torch to burn the deadwood, adopted by wire brushing for an aged look.

Whereas engaged on the tree, Invoice talked about fertilizer merchandise he makes use of.
They included Osmocoat, one other known as Natural Plus, and a fish and kelp product containing molasses.

Invoice completed with a tree that opened up the branches for daylight and future filling out.
It was a terrific instance of the chances out there with low value materials.

Susan Dao was the fortunate raffle winner of the demo tree.
Jerry Banuelos gained the pot for the name-badge drawing.

We had a full raffle desk and lots of comfortable winners to spherical out the night.

Photographs by Becky V– many thanks!

Extra photographs out there at
Try the Gallery Part

A Particular thanks to our June Raffle Donors

Bob Alderette, Jim and Helen Barrett, Jerry Banuelos
Marge Blasingame, Sue Cook dinner, Y.S. Farn
Dave Miles, Steve Riley, Becky Villasenor

And to all who so generously bought raffle tickets

Public sale donation thanks’s proceed:

To Mel Ikeda & Rick Naber– SABS appreciates your help !!!!

2023 Month-to-month Assembly Dates

July 08
Location: residence of David & June Nguy
Shisei-En Bonsai Backyard
Demo: David Nguy

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

Sept 09
Location: TBA
Demo: Robert Hoogeveen

Assembly Refreshment Schedule

Snacks & Appetizers & Desserts SABS supplies water

July 08
Please carry your favourite snack, appetizer or dessert to share

Aug 12
P Macasieb, V Shelton

Upcoming Occasions

July 1-2
The Vietnamese Bonsai Society hosts their annual Bonsai and Nonbo Exhibition
Vietnamese American Buddhist Assoc.
12292 Magnolia St., Backyard Grove (Magnolia/Lampson)
9a-5p day by day
Demos at 1p

Oct 20-22
GSBF Bonsai Rendezvous
Resort Mission De Oro, Santa Nella
209-826-4444 for reservations (rooms going shortly, different motels on the town),
go to for information.

Come Be a part of Us

Subsequent Assembly

Date: July 8, 2023

Time: 6 pm

Location: House of David & June Nguy
Shisei-En Bonsai Backyard
Chino, CA

Should you want instructions contact Lorraine at [email protected]

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

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